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Jan 20
  • Kenya

EXPLORING THE HISTORICAL SITE FORT JESUS AND OLD TOWN MOMBASA.

I love history! Stories of old, antiques, ruins, you name it I’m here for it. I can’t think of a better place to experience some great history in Mombasa than Fort Jesus. Built towards the end of the 16th century by the Portuguese on the coastline in old Mombasa town, the fort was declared a national park in 1958 and a UNESCO world heritage site in 2011.The fort combines Portuguese, Arab and British elements these having been the major powers that controlled it at different times in history.

The fort has a museum where artifacts and trade items are exhibited along with numerous canons, a whale exhibit, an Oman house, water cisterns and wells and so much more. After touring the fort we took a walk into old Mombasa town going passed old ruins, the oldest hotel in Mombasa; Africa Hotel opened in 1901,the first post office as well as a local spot that’s supposedly haunted by a ghost in shorts! I sure hope he didn’t skip leg day, imagine that on top of being forever ashy!

Fort Jesus is the most visited site in Mombasa, being here you can see why. If you haven’t been, you’ve got to, it’s a treat. Need a tour guide while you’re out and about in Mombasa Please look up Ron from Anrokk Adventures on Instagram.