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Address: Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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good for walking.

the Swahili culture is evident here ,though i disliked the congestion. Unfortunately most of the waste water is directed to the sea.leaving one wondering about the effect to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Nyahururu, Kenya
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Nyahururu, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

the Swahili culture is evident here ,though i disliked the congestion. Unfortunately most of the waste water is directed to the sea.leaving one wondering about the effect to the marine life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

old town starts near fort jesus.... a historic monument.... close to Indian Arabian architecture.....

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Walking around Old Town was one of my favorite things that I did while in Mombasa, especially buying fruit and spices from the markets. There's so much to see, and even if you're just taking a stroll, the buildings alone are absolutely beautiful to look at. The atmosphere is much calmer than in Nairobi, and the locals on the street... More 

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Solihull
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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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