Mombasa is an island connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries. The town overlooks a wide harbor, where commercial shipping mingles with traditional sailing dhows.
The true heart of Mombasa is found in the exotic old town, most importantly the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture. The air here is however, always heavy with the scent of spices.
At the water’s edge is Fort Jesus, an imposing fort that stands watch over the harbor.
Beside the long history of the old town Mombasa, the city also has a vibrant modern life style.