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Free walking tour of Mombasa fun and narrative

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Antony
Registered on June 05, 2022

Hi! I'm Antony. I have been a tour guide for six years. Having studied tourism and history, tour guiding is my best area and I always makes sure that my client needs are satisfied. Learning and presenting different cultures is what drives me.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Mombasa has a long history dating back to the 2nd century AD Mombasa's most prosperous period was probably in the 15th century, when it was the largest and most sophisticated trading city on the coast. The coastal cities were controlled by Swahili and operated as independent principalities.
Around the year 1500, the people of Mombasa wore robes of gold and lived in beautiful multi-story houses richly decorated with bentwood.

Rich in a variety of cultures, the tour starts at Fort Jesus , an old building dating back to the 16th century, Mombasa Old Town dating back to the 2nd century, Slave Market ( today's Spice Market), Mama Ngina Boardwalk, Commonwealth Tombs War, Elephant Tusk and Swaminayaran Temple.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    P. O. Box 82412, Mombasa, Kenya
    P. O. Box 82412, Mombasa, Kenya
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    I will always be in the Fort Jesus parking lot to meet. The dress code will always be khakis and a polo shirt with a crest on the neck.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Fort Jesus Museum

    Fort Jesus is the most protected 16th century Portuguese architecture. The Castle brings to live the Portuguese culture, Oman Arabs culture and the British culture.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Old Town

    Mombasa Old presents more of Swahili culture which has been dominant in the coastal regional for almost 6 centuries. Gazetted as an historical site in 1988, the old town present a different atmosphere. All the historical building are been used as residential.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Mackinnon Market

    Named after Sir William Mackinnon who constructed it in 1914. This is the today's spice market, formally the slave marked. For local shopping we take our clients to the market.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Mama Ngina Waterfront Park

    It's a rehabilitated park for relaxing and enjoying the breeze. Named after the Wife of the first president of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. It is believed that the city was a battleground between the Arabs and the Portuguese with the Portuguese gaining control of the island in the 1500s.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Swahilipot Hub

    A center to empower the youth through creative art and innovation.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

54 ratings
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4.94
Fun
4.63
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4.79
Quality
4.86
Route
4.78
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Deborah 24 Feb 2024
Berlin

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We had a great tour with Antony, just by the two of us and him. He was very knowledgeable and we were also able to ask a lot of questions about Mombasa and African culture that he happily and profoundly answered. Will definitely recommend!
Carmen 25 Jan 2024
Alcaraz

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Ha sido muy instructivo. Ha estado hablando muy despacio y pronunciando cada palabra perfectamente pues mi inglés no es excesivamente bueno. Se lo agradezco.
Tyler 12 Jan 2024

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
Great tour, very informative and fun. Thanks Antony!
Tomasz 11 Jan 2024
Mombasa

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
The walk was quite boring. At he end of the tour he expected 2000 shillings from every person - much too much for the quality. He was aggressive when he received a 1,000 schillings tip from one of the people in the group
Lisa 05 Jan 2024
Edmonton

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
It was awesome! I really enjoyed visiting Fort Jesus.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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