We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Town

Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$79,00*
and up
Full-Day Tour of Mombasa
More Info
US$120,00*
and up
Dhow Dinner Cruise Mombasa
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“narrow streets” (23 reviews)
“fort jesus” (60 reviews)
“antique shops” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
CONTACT
Website
+254 720 650869
Ways to Experience Old Town
from US$79,00
More Info
from US$120,00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (437)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"narrow streets"
in 23 reviews
"fort jesus"
in 60 reviews
"antique shops"
in 4 reviews
"coffee house"
in 4 reviews
"carved doors"
in 4 reviews
"local guide"
in 4 reviews
"tour guide"
in 9 reviews
"architecture"
in 28 reviews
"arab"
in 24 reviews
"history"
in 64 reviews
"balconies"
in 9 reviews
"jahazi"
in 7 reviews
"mosque"
in 14 reviews
"lamu"
in 7 reviews
"muslim"
in 10 reviews
"centuries"
in 6 reviews
"heritage"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

a historica old city, narrow alleys, ful of culture, i like the local cuisines, i tried the Biryani and its the best

Thank munir mohamed y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful old town with beautiful buildings and the famous "Swahili" doors - the main reason for my visiting that part of Kenya. However, you can't help but feel sad at the neglect that has engulfed this historical part of Mombasa.It is just...More

Thank JKaninda07
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was on a short visit to Mombasa recently and its old town is a place I always wanted to visit. After visiting Fort Jesus, which was quite something, I decided to take a stroll in the old town. An old man started pestering me...More

Thank Jose G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2018

A tour guide comes in hardy when visiting old town. There's a lot to learn and had an opportunity to see the first post office in Kenya.

Thank Kit K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

My birth place, therefore nostalgic. To enjoy old town thoroughly one needs to read the basic history. Lots of shops selling artifacts and kahawa (coffee) vendors. Kibokoni means whipping area - related to slave market. Swahili, Arab, Portuguese and Indian influences abound. Have a meal...More

Thank Juma B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Beware where you take photos, or doing anything else that might give a reason for police to take an interest in you. I took a photo of a crumbling colonial building on the edge of Old Town. A guy, who I assume was working with...More

Thank Peter P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Old town Mombasa is by far my No.1 choice as far as Swahili and Arab culture infusion is concerned in Kenya. It is indeed one place you must visit, especially if you are into arts and culture. Do not be afraid to get lost in...More

Thank Tanvir S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018

be careful not to take pictures at certain location its against the law. but its is a very interesting area of history

Thank Jerard W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 February 2018

The old town is heaving, busy, mad but with a wonderful spirit and lots and lots of interesting shops and traders. Not sure about safety is not looked after by local friends

Thank Gordon A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 February 2018 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 60 hotels in Mombasa
Hotel EnglishPoint & Spa
120 reviews
.61 km away
Lotus Hotel
50 reviews
.73 km away
New Palm Tree Hotel
128 reviews
.78 km away
Jundan Hotel
21 reviews
1.02 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tamarind Mombasa
614 reviews
1.11 km away
Shehnai Restaurant
144 reviews
1.13 km away
Singh Restaurant
122 reviews
1.38 km away
Tarboush Cafe
138 reviews
.57 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fort Jesus Museum
735 reviews
.37 km away
Mombasa Tusks
201 reviews
1.37 km away
Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple
27 reviews
1.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jada J
7 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
1
Vote
;