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Old Town

Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Mombasa
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
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Briarcliff Manor,N.Y.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Mombasa is a bustling city now with visitors from the U.S., Germany and England as regular visitors every year but I remember it also from the time when we lived in Nairobi and would visit it every year. In those days we would visit the Old Town to eat "Mashkakis", Mutton pieces grilled on coal that were famous with Asians... More

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Addis Ababa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

While in Mombasa it is must to visit the old town where you can find signatures of time to witness the influence of medieval age architecture of different category.

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Cape Town
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Has great cafes, and exciting back alleys. If you don't like the touristy stuff like me, and have a bit of courage (be safe, and make sure if you explore a lot don't bring any expensive stuff) take a walkabout. And most of all, old town has got some of the best cafes in Mombasa

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Nothing much of interest since looks like the Old Stone Town Swaili has lost its identity due to relaxation from its heritage custodies and the big influx of Somali people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

old town, with the little shops, old houses , roadside cafes provide the most essential part of mombasa. i love going to the little Arab shops for some bukhoor, fragrance oils, traditional outfits and costume jewellery. Eating mishkaki from the restaurants, kheema chapati from abbasi, shawarmas , bungo juice, ice creams ah really makes part of the experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

the old town , mombasa city.. there you will find the Arab culture and the old buildings as well a brilliant view for the ocean

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

amazing to see buildings that are over a century old still standing given the type of material used to build them! Great array of spices to choose from as a memorable take away of the historic day.

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ibadan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

the old city is like you can get whatever you want from there, there is markets,old houses ,shops ,thousands of peoples .... make sure you get a local guide so you can enjoy well you tour. you can get a tour for jesus fort and old city in the same time for just 1500 SHS...

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a good insight of how things used to be in years gone by.we went on a tour and found this the best way to visit

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romford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

we got the matatu (local bus) to the posta then walked down and around the old town opposite fort jesus with many small old and interesting shops to browse in.

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