1 Day Mombasa City Tour –  Tour  the City of Mombasa

The tour presents some of the best highlights of this colorful old city. Your tour will visit the bustling fruit and vegetable market, which has been in operation since colonial days. As you wander the streets of the Old Arab Town, you will see the intricate hand carved doors, and balconies hanging over the narrow streets, uncThe bustling fruit and vegetable Mackinon market, which has been in operation since colonial dayshanged for hundreds of years. Protecting the harbor stands Fort Jesus which was built by the Portuguese over 400 years ago to protect their interest in East Africa against Omani Arabs. See how it went from a fort to a prison, to a tourist attraction. Walk under the famous elephant tusks on Moi Avenue, which you probably have seen in those old African adventure movies. Finally we visit the Akamba wood carvers center. Here you can purchase a fine hand carved African memento. A short excursion full of culture, history and not to be missed. For the photographer, sights and opportunities for great photos abound.

Program summary

Mombasa is the perfect place to help you fall into the naturally languid rhythm of Swahili life while still enjoying the modern comforts of home. Mombasa is the largest city on the Kenyan coast and also the largest coastal port in east Africa. The city’s population is overwhelmingly African, many of whom are Swahilis, but there is a remarkable range of races and cultures here, from Africans to British expats, Omanis, Indians and Chinese. The most interesting part is the characterful Old Town, with its narrow, winding alleyways, historic Swahili houses and the remains of the mighty Fort Jesus. This day exist on a visit to the highlights of Mombasa.

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