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“narrow streets”(23 reviews)
“fort jesus”(56 reviews)
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Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You will know you are in the old town as most building have been painted yellow. Some lunatic in the local authority decided the place need a facelift and orders were issued to paint building yellow. In the other part of town its blue and...More

1  Thank SalimM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I extended the contract of my Fort Jesus tour guide to also cover a tour of the old town of Mombasa. Fortunately i had googled and found a self walking tour map which made it easy to point out the landmarks i would like to...More

Thank SiddonLook
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Travel through time; get to see the first hotel in Kenya, a mosque that is approximately 400years old, the former port of Mombasa all in one place. Add some spice in your life (literally) and buy fragrant spices as you walk past the shops. Snack...More

Thank Renay A
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Situated next to the fort it could be quickly visited along with the fort though it is not that well maintained.

Thank Prash179
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Good place, but similar place better in Zanzibar! But in Zanzibar no good restorants only market on the beach. Prise same..

Thank Maxim S
Reviewed 24 August 2018

If you want to savor on Swahili dishes, then the Old Town is just the place. The buildings there are as old as the 14th century. I was told that some of the Portuguese and Arabs military leaders had their families living in some of...More

Thank VirginiaNairobi
Reviewed 17 August 2018

i was expecting a larger number of old buildings, most of the lanes lacked life. what remains of the old town is disappointing

Thank Mamdouh S
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The beautifully coloured buildings are quite an eye catch. The streets are pretty full but a variety of cultural stuff is sold from food to fabrics to fragrances.

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had a nice guided Tour driving and walking arranged by Rashid Muhammed Zahran rmazrui@hotmail.com ‭+254 722 397 650‬ his driver and walking guide had a lot of knowledge about historical and actual information of Old Town Mombasa Knew good shopping contacts in the marked

1  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Each building with importance had a sign on the wall, but most of the buildings were in a desperate need of renovation. If you think you are going to see nice old buildings in the shape of the height of the Mombasa era, you are...More

Thank Timo K
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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.