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Fort Jesus Museum

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Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located along the coastline near the Old Town, is a monumental piece of architecture that was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. The fort has a museum that displays various...more
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Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 735 564441
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I like the changes made by the National Museums where once you, you get a guide to take you through the massive fort. And for the first time understood where the name has come from. This is nice and now very clean unlike before

Thank Edu A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sunday afternoon visit to Fort Jesus. There are a lot of historical things that are very interesting. But I was told that this place was used to bring the poor peoples before they were transported away.as slaves. But on the visit, I could reference to...More

Thank Liam O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a quick visit and were a little underwhelmed. The best part was overlooking the water, as well as catching a bit of the history of Mombasa. I would recommend it, but don't have high expectations.

Thank IluvBC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a great place rich with history.. the guide fee is not standard the charge from a minimum of 500. If you cant afford a guide don't worry every place is labeled you can read and figure out. Taxis are available outside the fort

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, but nice. Don't pay for a tour guide (sorry, I know it's a living) because it's not neccessary. You can read about everything once inside. Take the old city walk just outside the fort too.

Thank Todd B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told we needed to pay 500ksh for a guide on top of the entry price. There is an entry price for tourist which is many times more than for locals which we didn’t mind but the entry was too high for what it...More

Thank Paula A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love history, Fort Jesus is the place for you. Not just a sight seeing trip but also a learning experience. You will interact with pieces from the 15th Century through to the 20th Century, understand the Chinese, Omani, Portuguese, British influences on the...More

Thank Renay A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the places that charges different entry prices for foreigners. Old Portuguese fort built coral rock on the entry to Mombasa. Houses a museum inside. Old Portuguese and Islamic. Influences visible. Modern reinforcement to prevent erosion by the sea in progress.

Thank no1_denis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a nice fort with a lot of history. Recommend to visit with one of the guides you find outside the fort.

Thank Prash179
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a trip here during a 5 hour plane delay and are glad we did. You have to be determined to discourage the guides but when you do its an enjoyable and mainly shady experience. Well signposted inside with good info .Ohh and good...More

Thank Peter W
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azra f
July 26, 2018|
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Recommend you Pathway safaris, thats my company. Tour will be based on number of people, to be able come up with a budget cost. The tour is available daily. Let me know so can work out for you. For more check us out at our... More
azra f
July 26, 2018|
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Response from wildlife2safari | Reviewed this property |
The Fort Jesus tour will take approximately one hour, visit the old town, the old hobour, then the Fort Jesus. You can as well visit the Mackinnon market, used to be a slave market, then the Mombasa Tusk , visit the Akamba... More