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Old Town

Address: Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Ranked #21 of 90 things to do in Mombasa
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic sites, Other, Sights & Landmarks

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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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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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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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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