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Address: Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Old Town, Old is Gold!

Lamu Old Town, a remnant of the 16th century Oman Arab Golden era has preserved well. The narrow twisted alleys can only be traversed by donkeys, not vehicles! The cultural and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

great to walk about in old town and look in the realy old fashioned shops where you can buy almost anything and if needed stop for some refreshment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lamu Old Town, a remnant of the 16th century Oman Arab Golden era has preserved well. The narrow twisted alleys can only be traversed by donkeys, not vehicles! The cultural and architectural treasures (coral stone and mangrove timber) of ornate courtyard homes with elaborately carved Arabic doors are evident the layout of the town - social spaces, town squares and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It's easy to go to Mombasa and take in the beaches and other fund things to do in this great city. But place that is worst visiting is the Old Town. Here to get to see how this city has changed through the. Centuries. See some of the ordesr mosques, water well among many other things. It's clean and quite... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A very interesting place. Full of old beautiful architecture. When u are here u feel like u are in 17th century Mombasa. a burst of many interesting cultures. Beautiful people. And oh... If you can buy, the sandals please do.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I am glad my Taxi driver gave me the correct advise to leave all valuables at the hotel and get 2 local escorts from the local village elders for my safety.While its an interesting place to visit its not safe and you need to walk around with the local escorts from the local council in the old town.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

the buildings are separated by narrow streets, don't dare drive through these streets, you will get frustrated ! A walk through the streets is like a journey a hundred years back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Old Town in Mombasa has historical structures including the Africa Hotel built in 1901, the old Post Office built in 1899, the White House built in the 18th century that once housed the first American Consulate, the old port and the old Portuguese Church. The walk takes about an hour but one has to be careful of one's possessions.... More 

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Mogadishu, Somalia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was charmed into using the services of a local tour guide who picked me up at Fort Jesus but he was worth every shilling! The fast-paced yet highly informative tour took in many historical sites and provided a fascinating perspective of old and new Mombasa. Being guided we were able to negotiate the labyrinth of the old and parts... More 

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

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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Address: Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa

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