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Exploring History: Unveiling the Secrets of Fort Jesus in Mombasa

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Unesco heritage site,Fort Jesus in Mombasa, Kenya

Exploring History: Unveiling the Secrets of Fort Jesus in Mombasa

✈️ Airports: Moi International Airport ( this is the closest one), Ukunda Airport, Manda Airport in Lamu and Malindi airport

Train:Madaraka Express train Departs both Mombasa and Nairobi Termini simultaneously at 8:00 am every day. This service entails scheduled stops at Mariakani, Miasenyi, Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali, and Athi River stations. You will need to organize for transport from the train station to Mombasa Old Town before travel or on arrival. There is plenty of options readily available at the station 

 Local Transport;  Public service vehicle (psv) motorbikes which you can access on Bolt and uber apps, We also have tuktuks,taxis and Psv vans(Matatu)

💵 Currency: Kenyan Shillings (Kes)

Weather; Warm and Tropical

🗣️ Language: English and Swahili are the national languages

⏰ Time Zone: East Africa Time (GMT+3)

Mpesa mobile money: This is the main payment mode in Kenya everyone and every business uses it. Payment for government services requires this too

💳 Credit Cards & ATMs: In Nairobi, many establishments, including shops, restaurants, and hotels, accept credit cards. However, it’s always a good idea to carry some cash with you, as is the case in many other destinations. These ATMs can be easily found at banks, airports, streets, and shopping centers throughout the city.

🔌 Electricity Socket: Kenya associated plug type is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Kenya operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.


You cannot leave Mombasa without visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Now, you might be thinking, “A museum? Sounds like a snooze-fest.” But hold onto your sunhats, because Fort Jesus Museum is anything but boring. This historic gem is like a time machine that transports you back to the 16th century when Portuguese explorers ruled the seas and built this fortress to protect their interests in East Africa.

  Step inside and prepare to be dazzled by a treasure trove of artifacts, exhibits, and interactive displays that bring Mombasa’s rich maritime history to life. From ancient cannons to intricate Swahili carvings, every corner of this museum is packed with fascinating stories waiting to be discovered.

Not only is Fort Jesus Museum a feast for the eyes, but it also offers some seriously Instagram-worthy photo ops. Strike a pose against the backdrop of towering walls and majestic archways, or channel your inner explorer as you climb the battlements and soak in panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

And hey, did we mention that Fort Jesus Museum is conveniently located right in the heart of Mombasa’s historic Old Town? So after you’ve had your fill of history and culture, why not wander the winding streets and sample some authentic Swahili cuisine? Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

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