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Address: Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
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+254 720 650869
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US$ 125.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Mombasa
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Worth getting a guide so you don't miss anything important

The streets are very narrow and they go at all angles so it is not easy to go round on your own. We got a government guide and he walked us all around the Old Fort and Old Town... read more

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The guide was expensive and unprofessional. The place though beautiful, it was overrun by idle youth who were smoking bhang. The restaurants were pricy.

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Dorset
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The streets are very narrow and they go at all angles so it is not easy to go round on your own. We got a government guide and he walked us all around the Old Fort and Old Town, making sure we saw everything of interest and telling us all about the places we saw. He wasn't expensive, spoke excellent... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny back streets very easy to get lost but loads of bargains and history. would not advise going into the old town without a trusted local guide.

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Basel, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

walking through the old town of mombasa was quite interesting, but not that great. most buildings are totally run down and streets are littered. young children were playing football in the streets and elderly people warned me not to walk around without a guide.

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Multan, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mombasa is an old port city of Kenya on the coast of Indian Ocean. It is the second largest city of Kenya after capital Nairobi, with a population of about 13 million. Because of its strategic location and trading importance, Mombasa has been invaded and conquered by many nations in the past. It is believed that Mombasa was founded some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old town is probably the nicest area in Mombasa. Beautiful old houses with typical Lamunian doors, narrow streets, very historic.

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Thank TamaraNjeri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a place too see narrow streets old sewage open in the streets there are some very good shops .If you look well you will find the shops the locals use for for carvings and this is not tourist junk but the real deal.Just dont flash too much cash or the price goes up after all its AFRICA.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first thing you notice is the very old structures/ buildings then the narow streets and people mostly muslims. we enjoyed street mshikaki and coconut juice. friendly people and nice restaurants near-by to eat. the old architecture is nice. i'd advise a tour guide for safety and local know-hows.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mombasa old town is an elegant trip back into the Old City and its rich diversity of cultural heritage. There is a strong Arabic influence, which is reflected in the architecture and general feel of the area. Africa's first hotel is a glorious mix of colonial elegance and the varied architecture of the shops and winding streets take the traveller... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a tour throught the old twon with it's historical buildings and the old harbour with arabic dhows, we have taken a guid through the fort jesus and old twon, coz before he said it's required but no it's not a have to we have leanrd that later if you have a good traveler book you can do all by your... More 

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