I had been to Mombasa a couple of times before, even to the old town. But one thing that was still on the list was Fort Jesus. Its history in a nutshell: Fort Jesus was built by the Portugese around 1600 to protect the Old Town Port of Mombasa. After that it was taken over by the Sultan of Mombasa, the Brits, the Portugese again, the Omani Arabs and the Brits again?
Anyway, Fort Jesus was declared a national park in 1958, and in 2011, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and highlighted as one of the most outstanding and well-preserved examples of 16th-century Portuguese military fortifications. Because of all this, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Mombasa. So time for me to go check it out and share with you guys in a little photo tour.
In addition I had to go eat at Forodhani ofcourse: you can never go wrong with some Prawns a la Forodhani & Biryani Rice right?!
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