Experience Mombasa City Tour, Kenya

Within Mombasa Island there are a number of interesting tourists attraction from Mombasa Old Town to Bamburi Nature to fit your perfect day tour. Your journey begins in the morning by visiting the Fort Jesus which overlooks the entrance of the old Port of Mombasa and was built by Portuguese in 1593 to guard the port and their trade route to India. It has turbulent history of wars between the ruling Arab dynasties. The fort is a UNESCO and well-preserved 16th Century Portuguese military fortifications. Now a Museum, it has many archeological findings

Thereafter proceed to the Mombasa Old Town where you will walk along the narrow streets and visit the old harbor and see the old Arabic boats as well as one of the oldest mosque known as Mahindry, found near the old harbor. Head out to the nearby  Makupa market and learn about the food spices and vegetables as you meet different traders buying and selling different types of goods. Once you’re done exploring the market, you may either choose to have a taste of the local cuisine by having lunch at Old Town or any other place of choice with Mombasa being enriched with different food culture in Continental, Asian, Arabic and African Cuisine.

After lunch, proceed to Bombolulu Workshop, a nonprofit organization that empower people with disabilities to produces crafts ranging from jewelry, tailored goods, wood, casting and leather items for both domestic and worldwide markets. You’ll finish your afternoon by experiencing  the Bamburi Nature Trails; Haller park where you may feed the giraffes, see the crocodiles and hippos feedings before winding up your evening relaxing at your hotel or exploring the island nightlife.

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Places to Stay at Mombasa

Below are some of our highly recommended places of stay at Mombasa that have been tested and chosen by our travel specialists

Sarova Whitesands

Sarova Whitesands

Be it a family holiday with children, beach wedding, honeymoon, business meetings with a difference or special interests like deep sea diving or fishing, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa has something special for everyone.

Severin Sea Lodge

Severin Sea Lodge

The Severin Sea Lodge is located on Bamburi Beach directly on the Indian Ocean and is lovingly designed in the traditional African style: the round bungalows, the main building and the two swimming pools are embedded in a beautiful palm garden.

Englishpoint Marina

Marina English Point 

With 26 luxury bedrooms (all en-suite) and 26 Luxury suites not to mention the Executive suites and penthouses to stay in it is the height of decadent living.

Serena Beach Resort

Serena Beach Hotel

Serena Beach Resort and Spa offers the ultimate tropical paradise. Treat your palate to a superb selection of of a la carte seafood dishes at the Jahazi Grill which is set on a beach and styled to resemble an Arab dhow.

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