Mombasa with its blend of ancient and modern buildings is claimed to be the oldest town in East Africa.
A comprehensive tour of the island will include the Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in 1593, guarding the entrance to the Old Harbour. It still stands today as a museum holding a fascinating collection of historic coastal artifacts.
The tour further takes you to the old Arab town with its maze of narrow twisting carved doors, goldsmiths and curio shops, Hindu temple and finally, the Akamba Handicraft Co-oporative, where over 1900 members produce a great variety of reasonably priced wood carvings. Before returning to your hotel, a drive to the Baazar for a short shopping expedition.