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Fort Jesus Museum

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Address: Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located...

Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located along the coastline near the Old Town, is a monumental piece of architecture that was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. The fort has a museum that displays various artifacts from the era where Mombasa served as a transit point for the slave trade and commodities, and which enjoyed regular visits by seafarers and the like.

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We visited Ford Jesus as part of a city tour done by F. Kings Safaris (at the end of a safari). It is a very impressive fortress straight next to the old town of Mombasa. Local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

our guide mohamed was quiet educative,and patient...it was a fantastic place to visit that you want to go back again and again,so much history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited Ford Jesus as part of a city tour done by F. Kings Safaris (at the end of a safari). It is a very impressive fortress straight next to the old town of Mombasa. Local certified guides are available at the entrance, you must make sure to agree a price with them first.

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Thank Hermes_NL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is this fort full of history beyond belief but they have candle light dinners in the evening my friend and i had the most enjoyable meal

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Thank Michele K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An enjoyable hour spent wondering around the old fort. A local guide at a very reasonable price (once haggled a bit) added to the experience. It's a nice way to enter or leave an old town tour.

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Thank Sagger81
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last week, as soon as we arrived we were approached by a guide who offered to take us around for 400/= in addition to the entrance fee. We paid at the entrance and left our suitcases for safe keeping at the ticket office. The guide was a little boring, not too engaging and rushed the tour a bit... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice historical place to visit while in Mombasa. The nice Swahili foods just served next to the Fort are something you should not miss.

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Thank Mussa M
Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to let you know we had a wonderful time in Kenya and everything went a planned!. Thanks so much for all you and your company did for us interesting place to be.nice people good management

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Thank princesslinny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a student who had vast knowledge of the place and gave us a grand tour. i liked the culture and heritage still bestowed in the place.

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Thank Mutono N
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This world heritage site,shaped like the body of a man, brings out different cultures since the early 17th century belonging to the Portuguese, the Oman Arabs, the British. Get to learn of the slave trade with evidence from passage of slaves to remains of a catholic church to nice paintings. Architecture just superbe both the Arabian and persian. As you... More 

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Thank Michelle O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a historical monument which is so rich in history.. it has alot of teachings and it's an extremely good place for scholars especially young people who are eager to learn about the history of slave trade and colonisation of Africa

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