The tour presents some of the best highlights of this colorful old
city. Your tour will visit the bustling fruit and vegetable market,
which has been in operation since
days. As you wander the streets of the Old Arab Town, you will see
the intricate hand carved doors, and balconies hanging over the
narrow streets, unchanged for hundreds of 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,
which you probably have seen in those old African adventure movies.
a narrow street with hanging balconies in
Mombasa's Old Town - "Mji wa Kale'
The Fort Jesus - a popular tourist attraction in
The Elephant tusks on Mombasa's Moi Avenue
Canons and ball in the old fort
Finally we visit the Ngomongo Cultural Center (also called The
Ngomongo villages), this centre is a look back in time in miniature
of tribal life and community groundings. Here you are able to get a
glimpse of the lifestyle and
that existed for centuries before “civilization" came to Africa.
Different traditional tribal huts are set up in this themed village,
with peoples from the different tribes portraying their ancestors.
Watch and even participate in different food preparation, its hard
work, and no labor saving devices here. You are in for a surprise
when you sample the local brews. Enjoy, marvel or participate in the
various tribal dances, nothing to stop you from having a great time.
As a matter of fact they will encourage you to join in. but then as
all good things, they all have to come to an end. Hope that you
brought along your camera, for the photo opportunities are
plentiful. The memories will last a lifetime. For the photographer,
sights and opportunities for great photos abound.
Grinding maize to make flour using stone and
mortar - Ngomongo Village
Crocodiles at the largest crocodile farm in
Africa - the Mamba Village
Kikuyu woman in traditional regalia at the
Birds can also be seen at the Mamba Village
you can visit the
Village instead of the Ngomongo Cultural Centre. Mamba Village hosts
Africa's largest Crocodile Farm. Your visit will coincide with
feeding time. This trip will also include walks in the beautiful
botanical gardens in this area. Nature in all her glory with the
assistance of man, presents breathtaking views. Great places to take
pictures to send back home or just to put on the mantle. Take a
picture with the flora and fauna as the background.