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Near Ndia Kuu Road, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'ts the old part of town, so touristic just by accident which is not meant in a negative way but I find it hard to rate since it's just a place where people live and I don't really see what to rate. Old Town and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cmx51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old Town never gets old. Thanks to the repair works done by Museums of Kenya in conjunction with the UNESCO and the local community.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kblessing254
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I got a driver from my resort to take me around for a few hours, it’s not expensive. Mombasa’s Old Town is one of the key historical tourist attractions on Mombasa Island. It is located on the southeast side of Mombasa and occupies an area...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vincentcooper
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We went to Old town with friends. One has options to pay a local guide. One is advised to not walk alone there. It is safe for the most part, but there are areas that one should be careful. The buildings are a site to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank missoy2016
Reviewed October 13, 2018

You will know you are in the old town as most building have been painted yellow. Some lunatic in the local authority decided the place need a facelift and orders were issued to paint building yellow. In the other part of town its blue and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SalimM
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I extended the contract of my Fort Jesus tour guide to also cover a tour of the old town of Mombasa. Fortunately i had googled and found a self walking tour map which made it easy to point out the landmarks i would like to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SiddonLook
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Travel through time; get to see the first hotel in Kenya, a mosque that is approximately 400years old, the former port of Mombasa all in one place. Add some spice in your life (literally) and buy fragrant spices as you walk past the shops. Snack...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Renay A
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Situated next to the fort it could be quickly visited along with the fort though it is not that well maintained.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Prash179
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Good place, but similar place better in Zanzibar! But in Zanzibar no good restorants only market on the beach. Prise same..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank smmaxim1970
Reviewed August 24, 2018

If you want to savor on Swahili dishes, then the Old Town is just the place. The buildings there are as old as the 14th century. I was told that some of the Portuguese and Arabs military leaders had their families living in some of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jada J
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Response from KaraboN6 | Reviewed this property |
I’m so sorry for not responding- I seem to have missed the notification. For the benefit of other travellers though, I will still respond. You might have found differently but your guides are literally everywhere but lookout... More