10 Must Visit Historical Attractions In Mombasa 

10 Must-see historical sites to visit during your next vacation in Kenya's coastal regions.

Mombasa Tusks

The Mombasa tusks: originally built in the 1950s to commemorate the British royal family's visits, now form a significant monument over Moi Avenue in Kenya.

Siyu Fort

Siyu Fort, was constructed in the 19th century by a local leader  Bwana Mataka to protect Siyu residents from Omani Arab domination.

Holy Ghost Cathedral Catholic Church

Mombasa's first Catholic church established in 1889 by missionary Father Alexander le Roy

Vasco da Gama Pillar

Vasco da Gama Pillar in Malindi, an iconic navigation aid erected by explorer Vasco da Gama in 1498, showcasing the enduring Portuguese maritime legacy.


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Takwa Ruins

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Takwa Ruins: A Swahili town, that flourished in the 15th-16th centuries and abandoned in the 17th century due to water salination and conflicts.


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Mombasa Old Town

Mombasa Old Town features well-preserved Swahili-influenced ornate architecture, vibrant bustling markets, and charming narrow alleys.

The Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus, a 16th-century Portuguese fortress, showcases rich history, impressive architecture, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Lamu Fort

Lamu Fort: was  built after a significant victory. Once a garrison now a library and event space, preserving Lamu's rich heritage.

Gede Ruins

Gede Ruins are remnants of an ancient Swahili town dating back to the 12th century. Set amidst a primeval forest.


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Jumba Ruins

Jumba ruins is a ruined village in Mtwapa, with mosques, tombs, and houses dating back to the 14th century. 


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