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baptiste432
Lille, France2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We made a tour in mombasa old town with a guide recommended by jafar +254710239929 who we met him at fort jesus after dropped 9ff from diani.
He showed us around and gave us the history of the old town.we also visited the spice market which was very crowded.
Note:take care of your belongings in the market.
This is a must to do but its better during the afternoon its less crowded as many locals are at the mosque.for anyhelp contact jafar +254710239929
Written 18 June 2022
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sara v
Kfar Saba, Israel241 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Walking through the streets with garbage littered everywhere, people trying desperately to sell their trinkets and the stench of sewer was not the image conjured of colonial splendour that once was.
Written 20 April 2022
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Rachel
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Nov 2021 • Couples
We had a great guide Marcus +254727751792 who took us round and was recommended by maxi Sally +254726382358 (who wasn't available). We didn't want a full 4 hour tour for 30 dollars per person which seems to be advertised a lot. Marcus was able to take us round the old town streets and tell us about the history and way of life today for an hour (we asked for an hour for 2000 shillings). We usually don't want a guide when we are traveling and prefer to wander the streets of places we are visiting but because we kept hearing and reading that it was unsafe we called around for a guide and got a good experience because of it. Thanks Marcus!
Written 6 November 2021
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Dean M
5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
I travelled to Mombasa with my girlfriend from Nairobi and it was my first time but through LBE tours I managed to have a wonderful time getting a tour around Fort Jesus, The Hindu Temple, Elephant Tusks and through the narrow streets of old town Mombasa where we got to indulge in the Swahili cuisine in the best restaurants at a great price. I experienced the city in a whole new light and the tour company was affordable and genuinely hospitable. I'd recommend LBE tours to anyone and this is their contact:+254710239929. They have very knowledgeable guides who are well spoken and hospitable.
Written 28 July 2021
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Inspiration650106
New York33 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
I was a bit apprehensive about visiting as I remembered reading about some of the violent crime that plagued the area in the mid-2010’s. I went anyway and it felt no different than elsewhere in Mombasa. (I would not go alone, however, as I was the only noticeable foreigner during my visit and understandably attracted some attention.) Fort Jesus is absolutely incredible and, despite the disorganized nature of the museum inside, should not be missed. Many of the historic buildings are in a state of serious disrepair but I would still recommend hiring a local guide to scope them out.
Written 3 July 2021
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Elisabeta Andrada
Bucharest, Romania4 contributions
Mar 2021
You have to see this as part of your trip to Mombasa. It allows you to see the true city and all about its history and old building including the fort
Written 22 March 2021
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Karin
Viareggio, Italy8 contributions
Feb 2021
nice old town, worth a stroll if you’re there. but not worth travelling to. guides are way too expensive and so is the entrance to fort jesus.
Written 17 February 2021
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alfred
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
We visited the old town with Erick,the town is made of narrow streets,many local shops with lots of local people.thanks Erick for your help +254715577497
Written 3 December 2020
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stephan
New Zealand3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We made our tour with a local guide recommended by manuu and star ,the guide was very informative and had a lot of knowledge and he knew each and every corner,the city is full of people during the evening and the streets are very narrow ,the wooden doors are very beautiful just like the ones in stone town city in Zanzibar,I highly recommend manuu for the treatment,he is the best guy to contact
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Written 25 October 2020
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solidarity
Paris, France6 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Interesting town with full of history. The town is made up of narrow streets and very ancient house. Many locals in the market but still lovely to interact with them,trip well organised by manuu and star.
Watssap them for booking this amazing city tour
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Written 25 October 2020
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