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Old Town

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Address: Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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nice not be bothered by chancers on the street

nice casual atmosphere when walking around and just taking in the sights, not like Nairobi where always accosted by chancers in the street., street people very friendly here

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Watch with amasement as the residence go to work or live life to the full. The clothes are spotless brightly coloured and immaculate even when its pouring with rain and the mud is ankle deep. Always a smile or laughter people are so happy, they have very little in the way of processions but they have much more than most... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The Old Town of Mombasa is an interest loop to take in order to get the feeling of the multi-cultural mix that created the Swahili history and life style. However many of the present buildings are in deteriorating stage that need restoration. There are trances of different architect influences from Arabic and Indian origins. Most of the wooden doors are... More 

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Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

nice casual atmosphere when walking around and just taking in the sights, not like Nairobi where always accosted by chancers in the street., street people very friendly here

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

was here and had a good history dating back to Independence ! the Portuguese and sultans and the Kenya government ! The houses are of old model but very strong with thick walls ! went to see where the old wooden bridge was which connected the island to Nyali ! there is alot to learn there by seeing and take... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This a place I dreamt of visiting to have a feel of ancient Arab towns. Unfortunately, the place is overpopulated with dumping in every corner. The narrow roads and architectural structures are the only thing that reflects the ancient past.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Regret to write but this area has has become dumping ground for stinking garbbage. Most of the buildings are in unkempt state. There is no lifestyle descipline.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I totally loved my experience at Old Town.t gives one that feel of Mombasa and its history.i got a nice guide and did visit all the key points in old town. my "henna" was done just right got myself some really nice sandals made from camel skin. the pilau or is it biriani?was reall sweet. my only problem,the people are... More 

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Meru Town, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Just thought that the concern should at least get this treasure organized to attract more tourism here. Dirty trench and cluttered settlement makes the place look insecure

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we set off to tour the old town with our guide Ali in the famed Mombasa heat. our guide was very knowledgeable of the place and took us back in time when this place was first established. it was quite exciting to look at buildings built as far back as the 16s and 17s. the effort in preserving this history... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Old quaint buildings. Quiet, peaceful, lazy afternoon. Salty air infused by smell of fresh fish. Tranquility. Women cooking tasty bitings by the sidewalks. Men carving intricate designs into wooden chest boxes. Cobbler adjusting a leather sandal strap. It felt like this is exactly how the streets were 100 years ago. Worth the visit if you enjoy getting lost in time.

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