One day trip to Mombasa city, Fort Jesus and Old Town


Mombasa is the second-largest city on the coast of Kenya after the capital Nairobi. A regional cultural and economic hub, Mombasa’s situation on the Indian Ocean made it a historical trading centre and it has been controlled by many countries because of its strategic location.

The history of Mombasa is believed to be as early as A.D. 150 when Ptolemy marked the town on his map. In 1498 A Portuguese, fleet commanded by Vasco da Gamma called at Mombasa and for the next 200 years, the Portuguese ruled the area. In 1652, the Omani Arabs took over control and in 1837 the sultan of Zanzibar defeated these rulers and remained in control of the Mombasa Island until 1896 when the area became a British protectorate by treaty.

The Mombasa City tour starts early in the morning and you will have the opportunity to learn the history of this important city. We will visit the Fort Jesus, the fortress built by the Portuguese in 1593 to guard the entrance to the Old Dhow Harbor, which is the island’s Landmark and. Four hundred years old, the fort still stands and serves as a historical museum. We will have a short walk at the Arab Old Town through its narrow twisting alleys, displaying the beautiful carved doors and overhanging Arab verandas, the old Dhow harbor still in use, a Hindu temple, a visit to the Akamba wood carvers and a drive to the bazaar with antique shops for a short shopping stop. Our tour continues in the center of Mombasa town’s points of interest, including the market and the Moi Avenue with the huge elephant’s tusks along. Our tour finishes around lunch time, when you will be returned to your Mombasa hotel.

Above Itinerary includes:

  • 1 Full Day City Tour: One (1) Lunch, Transport.
  • Fort Jesus Entrance Fees.
  • Transport with English speaking Tour Driver/guide.


  • Tips and things of personal nature.
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