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Fort Jesus is a fort located on Mombasa Island. Designed by Italian Giovanni Battista Cairati, it was built between 1593 and 1596, by order of King Philip I of Portugal, to guard the Old Port of Mombasa. Fort Jesus was the only fort maintained by the Portuguese on the Swahili coast, and is recognised as a testament to the first successful attempt by a Western power to establish influence over the Indian Ocean trade.Cairato, the designer of the fort, was inspired by Italian architect Pietro Cataneo, while the master builder was Gaspar Rodrigues. The fort was Cairato's last overseas work. Wikipedia


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Fort Jesus Sound and Light show Mombasa

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The Sound and Light Show with Firework is a unique multi-sensory sound and light experience, where culture, history and heritage of Mombasa and Fort Jesus World Heritage Site from the 15th to 21st Century is brought to life using 3D projection mapping, lasers and holograms with a grand finale pyrotechnics show creating an evening full of entertainment for your guests, a truly “Enchanting Experience” In addition to the Show, we are also offering for the first time, The Fort Jesus Night Tour where the Fort has been lit with more than 500 candles and customized lighting creating a one-of-a-kind experience in Mombasa by Night, and the only such kind of experience in any world heritage site across Africa. The experience entails: Sound and Light multimedia show Night tour of the Fort Jesus

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Fort Jesus Museum Walking Tour in Mombasa

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You will discover more about Mombasa especially when exploring with me in Fort Jesus, Old Town and the Spice Market.

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Mombasa City Private Tour Old Town and Fort Jesus

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This tour offers a traveler an opportunity to walk through the oldies narrow streets and view the architecture - the original inhabitants of Mombasa live in the Old Town and they speak Swahili which is similar to the one spoken in Zanzibar. Also, tour Mombasa’s biggest attraction - Fort Jesus as it dominates the harbor’s entrance, it was in history, a Portuguese stronghold as it was built in 1593, to fend off local enemies and the Turkish warships. The remains of the Fort provide an interesting tour taking you back through history and a small museum features a variety of lyrics.

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Mombasa Full-Day Excursion

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Enjoy this popular day trip in the historic city of Mombasa, including a guided tour of Fort Jesus and the Old Town, a tuk-tuk ride to a local Swahili restaurant for lunch, and an afternoon at Haller Park, enjoying the wildlife.You can also explore the Akamba Carving Market.

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The Best Of Mombasa Walking Tour

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With a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Mombasa offers travelers an exotic taste of the African tropics steeped in centuries of sea-faring history. Have you heard about the beautiful Fort Jesus? You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. History lovers will find an enormous amount to enjoy here, from the rambling ancient architecture to the engaging museums that will fill you in on all the details. You will be surprised to know the hidden stories in the streets, buildings, and corners of Mombasa. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. It is perfect for people who visit the city for the first time and want to get the most out of it.

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