Mombasa, Kenya
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Mombasa, Kenya

 

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While Mombasa, Kenya may not hold a candle to Lamu or Zanzibar it is a must see for families in search of culture and history on their Kenyan beach holiday. A melting pot of Arab, Indian, English, Chinese, and African cultures, a tour of 'old town' is walk through history. Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese in 1593 marked the onset of nearly 300 years of turmoil. The mosques, temples and churches that dot the small coral island are evidence of cultures that once ruled. The narrow streets and architecture exemplify Mombasa's ties to Swahili culture and tradition. The bustling marketplaces proof of the city's prominent role in East African trade. Whether you explore Mombasa on foot or on a dhow don't forget to take time out to shop.
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Mombasa 80106

Coast Province, Kenya

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A tour of Old Town is one of the best ways to experience Mombasa, even for families traveling with kids. The narrow street lined with shops selling everything from antiques t ...
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Mombasa

Coast Province, Kenya

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Built in 1593, Fort Jesus was erected to defend Portuguese interest in the East African coast. Today, it is testimony of Mombasa's tumultuous history. From 1631 to 1875 Momba ...
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