On this half day tour you will learn a little about the interesting culture and history of Mombasa. The city today is a rich melting pot of ethnic types and religions with Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists all represented. You will also visit Fort Jesus, the famous open market and local bazaar, the old town and the famous tusks.
The town dates back to the 12th century when spice traders arrived from Arabia, blown across on the Trade Winds. Visit the historic old quarter, dominated by the medieval Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century, with its ancient mosques and narrow bustling streets, the old dhow harbour, central market, and including a visit to the Akamba wood carvers where you have the opportunity to see the carvers at work and buy souvenirs. Return to your hotel in time for a late lunch.
Pick up from: Mombasa hotels
Departure: 06.15 (South Coast) or 07.30 (North Coast)
Duration: 5.5 hours
Operates: Tuesday & Thursday