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Old Town

Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“narrow streets” (22 reviews)
“fort jesus” (60 reviews)
“antique shops” (4 reviews)
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Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
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+254 720 650869
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"narrow streets"
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"fort jesus"
in 60 reviews
"antique shops"
in 4 reviews
"rich culture"
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"historical buildings"
in 3 reviews
"coffee house"
in 4 reviews
"carved doors"
in 4 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 3 reviews
"spice market"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 3 reviews
"local guide"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"indian ocean"
in 3 reviews
"arab"
in 23 reviews
"history"
in 67 reviews
"balconies"
in 8 reviews
"mosque"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An amazing place that will take you back centuries. A mixture of Arab, Indian & African culture. Narrow streets with wooden hanging balconies and huge curved doors. Within the old city is the old harbor where the East Africa traded as far as China, Persia...More

Thank Aly H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was fun to explore Old Town with friends. We had heard that there was some gang activity, but upon asking around a bit more it seems that things have gotten better. I felt safe, but wouldn't carry valuables, go alone or at night.

Thank iluvafrica333
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was very interesting to stroll the streets and see all the goods being sold and the interesting cultural heritage of this place. Must stop for Swahili coffee and Halwa at Jahazi coffee shop. Also enjoyed a meal at Fhordini restaurant along the ocean front.

Thank Tina R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a must when you are in town. A walk around in the old town give you interesting ancient history which is important for understanding how the city once upon the time was developed and how the mixture of Mombasa was made. Narrow streets, intresting...More

Thank TerjeHoegberg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't blv how old some of this buildings were. Just ammazing. All between 300 to 600 years back. #architecture #islamicarchitecture. #eastafricancoasts #narrowstreets

Thank Yamin A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Old Town gives you a unique experience that takes you back to the great history of Mombasa and the ancient sights of Old Town

Thank EDDIE_MORS
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

You enjoy the view of the one way street town.. Where there is a mosque that is over 100 years old..can get great carvings from soap stone and wood..nothing much for kids to view/enjoy..

Thank Shiroflo
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Old Town has a labyrinth of narrow streets lined with mosques and markets. Money lenders, street vendors, tailors, jewellers, goldsmiths and coffee merchants who all contribute to the mix of colour and aromas, some good; some bad. There are many types of different buildings,...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Excellent. Lovely to see old architecture of Portuguese influence. Amazing history. Get a good guide and go or just go on your own. Enjoy pure sugarcane juice and cassava chips at the end of your trip.

Thank adaoramnjamma
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I don't think it's really so interesting but if you have time, walk around with a guide. The city has a history worth to listen.

Thank BurcuTunca
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Jada J
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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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