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Old Town Mombasa

Exploring the Rich Tapestry of History: Unveiling the Charms of Old Town 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.


Jambo, fellow travelers! Are you ready to step back in time and wander through the enchanting streets of Mombasa’s Old Town? If you’ve got a taste for history, culture, and a whole lot of charm, then you’re in for a treat because Old Town is where the magic happens!

Picture this: cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings adorned with intricate Swahili architecture, bustling markets brimming with exotic spices and handmade treasures, and the sweet scent of grilled seafood wafting through the air – that’s Old Town in a nutshell.

As you meander through the labyrinthine alleyways, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a bygone era, where every corner holds a story waiting to be discovered. From the iconic Fort Jesus looming over the waterfront to the bustling bazaars where traders hawk their wares, Old Town is a treasure trove of sights, sounds, and flavors that’ll delight all your senses.

But Old Town isn’t just about soaking in the sights – it’s also a paradise for foodies and adventure-seekers alike. Grab a seat at one of the cozy cafes or hole-in-the-wall restaurants and treat your taste buds to a culinary journey through the flavors of the Swahili Coast. From mouthwatering biryanis to succulent grilled meats and freshly squeezed juices, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

For those craving a bit of adventure, why not hop on a dhow cruise and set sail along the scenic coastline? Feel the salty breeze on your face as you glide past ancient dhows bobbing in the harbor and take in breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean stretching out to the horizon.

But perhaps the best part about Old Town is its vibrant energy and warm hospitality. Whether you’re bargaining with merchants in the market, chatting with locals over a cup of spiced chai, or simply getting lost in the maze of streets, you’ll feel like part of the family from the moment you arrive.

So there you have it, folks – Old Town is a must-visit destination that promises adventure, culture, and a whole lot of fun. So lace up your walking shoes, pack your sense of wonder, and get ready to make some memories in the heart of beautiful Mombasa