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Old Town

Address: Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Mombasa
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

It was nice just strolling along the narrow lanes of the old town, Typical old time houses with wooden work and craft. Recommend it if anyone visits mombasa...

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kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was lovely strolling around the old town with ancient buildings and friendly people. Tuk tuks are readily available but you need to know the rates before you jump into one least the con you!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We asked the cab driver to recommend a guide and the one we got was excellent. Friendly and very knowledgeable we asked to see the good, bad and ugly. I don't think we would have seen the uglier side without a guide. Worth a look and yes, spend the few bucks and get a guide. Spend a few hours and... More 

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Lyon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice place to be seen. Take a guide though, and choose a good one that can tell you a little bit of the history.

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mombasa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

the old town is the main history of mombasa. the old designs brought by the arabs still exist. how the arabs used to live in the old fashioned houses and how the asian traders who crossed the high seas came to trade in mombasa. all can be seen when one takes tour of the old town. dirt and overflowing sewage... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The shops have so much antiquities, woven items, Hand crafted ones and so much more it is remarkable what beauty this part of Mombasa town holds

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I did not get a good feel for the old town. A few areas have been restored. You can see the potential which is the sad part. It is as if no one realizes what a pearl or what potential they have in their midst. Start by cleaning up the garbage and debrie,

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Nakuru, Rift Valley, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

there is one particular guide...Mohammed!this guy really knows his job...Kudos!Loved the swahili dishes....Biriani ya kuku in particular

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's the most interesting part of Mombasa. The old buildings and mosques have been preserved all around Fort Jesus and the old port. There are many shops selling typical african artifacts. The negative part is that there are many locals who impose themselves as guides almost forcing you to pay them tips. There is no way to obtain that they... More 

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