If you have read pervious post about the Top 5
Adventure things to do in Mombasa. Here is a write-up about the Top 5 Tourist
things to do in Mombasa. The different attractions are significant to Mombasa
historical background, the stories from the attractions has shaped Mombasa to
what it is today!
Fort Jesus and The
The Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596, to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa . The fort is still intact and makes a beautiful place to have a photoshoot or take pictures.
The Butterfly house is located, on the side of the Fort and it is home to beautiful butterflies as well it is a paradise that helps in educating the importance of biodiversity and how the local communities play a part in eco-tourism. Plus it is a beautiful place to have a picnic.
How to get there: Fort
Jesus is located in Mombasa Island along Nkurumah road. You can
take a tuktuk and tell the driver to take you to Fort Jesus it will cost 50/-
to 100/- depending on where you are.
It is part of where Fort Jesus, is located. It was inhabited by a
mix of local Arab, Portuguese, Asian, and British settlers. Old town is where
most government buildings were located and the narrow streets with beautiful
carved Swahili Doors/ Arab Doors. Old Town is one the places that has kept the
Swahili Culture and it is a photographers dream.
This are landmark and what Mombasa is know for, they were built
to commemorate Queen Elizabeths visit to Mombasa in 1952. You can not say you
came to Mombasa and not take a photo in-front of them.
How to get there: They are located at the city centre in Moi
This was originally an empty quarry, but was converted into a sanctuary for various animals and trees, it is truly a jungle, with a beautiful canopy and it is sort of scary, but you can take some amazing photos. You can feed the giraffes sadly, I missed the time and that is 11 am and 4 pm.The good news is that if you buy the ticket and go through the park and and none of the feeding times are not anytime close, you can go and come back the same day by 5pm or during any of the feeding time.
Charges are 500/-
How to get there: North Coast: Mombasa- Malindi rd, take a left
at the Bamburi Junction and go to till the roundabout, take another left, you
will see the signage
I remember coming here as a kid, on school trips and I have a
photo on the crocodile that is on the entrance, although it is not the same
one. So mamba village, exports crocodile skin and also bred crocodile for the
meat. It is very educational, I learnt stuff about crocodiles I didn’t already
know. I got to hold a baby crocodile. Feeding time is 4pm, unlike Haller Park
you can get a guide if you are alone. Ps don’t forget to tip them.