The tour presents some of the best highlights of this colorful old city. With a great history of pre and post-colonial history as you wander the streets of the Old Arab Town, you will see the intricate hand carved doors, balconies hanging over the narrow streets, protected for years. Protecting the harbor stands Fort Jesus which was built by the Portuguese over 400 years ago to protect their interest in East Africa against Omani Arabs.
See how it went from a fort to a prison, to a tourist attraction. Walk under the famous elephant tusks on Moi Avenue and amazing recreation facilities with beautiful trees inhabited with a thousands of bats.
You will later on visit the Akamba wood carvers center. Here you can purchase a fine hand carved African memento. A short excursion full of culture, history will climax with a visit to an old temple where you will learn more of Hindu history.
Our Guide will then take you for a Swahili lunch in a town restaurant. If you are very keen on Swahili markets Mombasa will be the best place to enjoy a spice market tour and vegetable market.