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Old Town

Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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“narrow streets” (20 reviews)
“fort jesus” (60 reviews)
“antique shops” (4 reviews)
Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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1 - 10 of 282 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Old colonial buidings, like many places in the world was very dirty, smelly, which did not bother me, we went with our Tut tut driver so we did feel safer, a beer in a local bar was an experience as so delapatated.

Thank Maxina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

History surrounds the old town and old port is so fascinating and takes you back to that era when sailors from Asia and Europe used to do the business with Africa. Old town resembles an ancient city of Middle East/ Indian sub continent.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old town hardly changes physically. However, it is unnerving to know that as a visitor I can no longer take a leisure walk like in yester years due to increased cases of mugging.

1  Thank isinyaproduce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk into memory lane, on the cobblestone paved narrow road takes you to the entrance of the old port, this walk can be done after viewing the Fort Jesus, the quaint antique shops that line the road are very interesting for antique lovers...More

Thank Sukesha D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice spot to spend a few hours before leaving town! Nice arquithecture, nice streets and stores to see or buy some piturestic things! A lot of culture to learn! Nice people.

Thank ClaudiaSofs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to wander - great photo opportunities of rustic buildings with crumbling fascias and faded walls. When you arrive numerous guides will approach you - wanting to take you on a tour and indicating it is 'safer' etc. with them (we paid some...More

Thank Ramona L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A walk through The Old Town in Mombasa is a walk through history. The place is rich in heritage and a number of colonial and pre-colonial era buildings still stand including the distinctive Fort Jesus. Sadly though, the scenery is slowly but steadily changing as...More

Thank SamN001
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to Old Town several times and can never get tired of the place. It's a very quiet place that serves aesthetic coastal architecture. There are also several restaurants open nearby serving both local & foreign cuisines . The Fort Jesus is also located...More

Thank irmah s
Reviewed 10 September 2017

An interesting walk around some very old, very narrow streets. We had a guide, who was able to show us lots of interesting places and give us lots of info that we would otherwise not have seen or heard. Well worth a visit and I...More

Thank cthomp127
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit the heritage old housing constructions.we can even shop gift items on our way to old town.few shops available

Thank anishavlani
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Jada J
7 March 2017|
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Response from Idwin B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jada, You find the official ones in front of Fort Jesus. Prices between 1500/2000 KES, for a good guide.

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