Discover the fascinating Spanish-Portuguese legacy of Mombasa, one of the largest and oldest cities on the east coast of Africa.
Mombasa Guided Tour
Once we've picked you up from your hotel, we'll set off on our guided tour around Mombasa and its old town. Arab, Portuguese, Swahili, British... The city's historic centre reflects a melting pot of the people and cultures that have dominated this area of Africa over the centuries.
On the island of Mombasa, where ancient and cosmopolitan areas co-exist, we'll pass by the central Moi Avenue and walk under the Pembe Za Ndovu: arches made of two huge tusks that tower over this famous avenue. We'll also head to the popular Spice Market to discover the huge variety of condiments that season the dishes of the local gastronomy.
Our tour will continue with a visit to one of its main historical monuments; Fort Jesus. It was ordered to be built by Philip II of Spain, who at that time also ruled Portugal. During our guided tour of this fort, declared a World Heritage Site, we'll find out about its different "owners" throughout history.
Close to Jesus Fort is the old port of Mombasa where, depending on the season, we'll be able to see the different ferries that go from the island to the mainland. At the end of the tour, we'll take you back to your hotel.
This tour does not include pick up from hotels located on the South Coast or in the areas of Kilifi, Watamu or Malindi. When you book you can find out about supplement charges for pick up from these areas.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in air conditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide specialised in the history of Kenya.
Tickets to places visited.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (12:00 am) if there are still places available.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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