Tourism in Mombasa Tourists love to buy local hand-crafted items and souvenirs in the markets, especially traditional African and Arabic clothing. There are lots of different day trips that leave from Mombasa, including diving, deep sea fishing, water skiiing and trips to local heritage sites (e.g. Fort Jesus)
In the 1950’s when the Portuguese owned part of Kenya they built the fort to protect the important trade route with Portugal and East Africa. The main mode of transport was by ship and the port was the main export location for exotic spices.
Built originally by the Portuguese and now a popular holiday attraction in Mombassa