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Fort Jesus Museum

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Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located along the coastline near the Old Town, is a monumental piece of architecture that was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. The fort has a museum that displays various...more
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Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 735 564441
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Lovely place for a family day trip to learn about the rich history that has contributed to the culture of the coastal people in Kenya. It can also be a very quaint place to hold an evening celebration with friends and family under the stars...More

Thank mekuvuna
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Forte Jesus Review Went there at night for the SKÅL cocktail night during the conference in Mombasa. Sight at the ancient castle presents to you something very historic. A mammoth building consciously kept unpainted with some blue and red lights hitting it and the creeping...More

Thank najib z
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is awesome the guys working there offer very good service.The tour guides are awesome they know where to take with the kids and family to enjoy the most. The southeast part of the fort has a very good view of the Indian ocean...More

Thank Mejjad
Reviewed 1 week ago

You get lost in the history. The weapons were my favourite part, the swords and guns ( tomb raider kinda action was on my mind). And you get a great view of the ocean from some areas.

Thank LilyNgima
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Build in the 16th century by the Portuguese as a guard to the old port of Mombasa. Visit this historic site to learn more about early trade and how Mombasa played a key role as a contact point to the rest of the world and...More

Thank 165aaronn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide made the experience of Fort Jesus come to life. Very interesting stories and great displays. Highly recommended. He also offered to tour us around Mombassa for a tip.

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice day trip and part of the history of Mombasa. Entry costs $11 or $12 dollars so is very reasonable. It is usually visited as part of a tour that also includes the Mombasa Tusks and the Old City.

Thank honey_badger1888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The top I built in the shape of a man laying down with the head 2 arms and 2 legs. It has a very rich history of Portuguese occupancy followed by the Omanis. Haven visited a similar Portuguese fort in Zanzibar I could immediately see...More

Thank SiddonLook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talk of reliving history and relaxation all in one same place and at the same time and getting to unwind ....Fort Jesus is your go to place

1  Thank evansmwania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the changes made by the National Museums where once you, you get a guide to take you through the massive fort. And for the first time understood where the name has come from. This is nice and now very clean unlike before

Thank Edu A
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azra f
27 July 2018|
Response from wildlife2safari | Reviewed this property |
Recommend you Pathway safaris, thats my company. Tour will be based on number of people, to be able come up with a budget cost. The tour is available daily. Let me know so can work out for you. For more check us out at our... More
azra f
26 July 2018|
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Response from wildlife2safari | Reviewed this property |
The Fort Jesus tour will take approximately one hour, visit the old town, the old hobour, then the Fort Jesus. You can as well visit the Mackinnon market, used to be a slave market, then the Mombasa Tusk , visit the Akamba... More