Unique Cultural visit of Mombasa Town. You will be picked up from your hotel and will visit Fort Jesus Historical Museum, Old dhow harbour in Old Town, visit the bazaar, and the market, Elephant Tusks Monuments and Akamba woodcarvers to buy souvenirs. You will then be dropped at your hotel.
A visit to old town reveals the rich culture and architectural heritage of Mombasa with a fascinating history dating back to 200 AD, Mombasa is the largest port in East Africa. Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. The site chosen was a coral ridge at the entrance to the harbour and was built to secure the safety of Portuguese living on the East Coast of Africa. It has had a long history of hostilities of the interested parties that used to live in Mombasa. Omani Arabs attacked the Fort from 1696 to 1698. Between 1837 and 1895, the Fort was used as barracks for the soldiers. When the British protectorate was proclaimed on the 1st of July 1895, the Fort was converted into a prison. The Fort is now an important historical landmark in the East African region. Your day takes you down an intriguing maze of cobbled narrow streets, ancient mosques and picturesque residential houses evoke the islands medieval past, overhanging balconies and through mysterious doorways to bustling markets filled with exotic spice, fruit and colourful fabrics. Then drive through the Elephant Tusks on Moi Avenue and call in at the Akamba woodcarvers, where you can see the carvers at work and a great opportunity to purchase some of the wonderful crafts and other souvenirs of your stay in Africa.