During your three days with us, we will explore the distinct historical vestiges of Mombasa's Old Town, visit the Portuguese Fort built in 1593, explore its National Museum with finds from archaeological excavations from various sites along the Swahili coast, and close up our stay in Mombasa with a visit of the old Market Hall. On day 2 we will immerse in traditional Swahili life and history on Wasini Island where more humble traditional Swahili houses and a grave yard are on our program. Day 3 will bring us to the village Tsvaka, where traditional weaving crafts are still being practiced, and a huge cave system will intertwine nature and myth. Being hosted by Swahili people, traditions and daily life will be shared all along. The local cuisine reflects our history influenced by Arab traders and Indian seafarers. You will get the taste of it all!
3 午餐, 2 早餐, 2 晚餐, 零食, 甜品
Me, Feisal Amina, and my brother Ahmed Mohamed, are of the Wavumba tribe, part of the Swahili community, descendants of Omani seafarers who came down the African coast centuries ago. Our rich heritage is reflected in rare architectural vestiges to be found in Mombasa's Old Town and Wasini Island. Historical influences from Portuguese Invasions and the Religion of Islam are part of our life's fabric. Traditions are displayed in our traditional garments, family and community life, and our special cuisine. As proud Swahilis with a passion for sharing our heritage, me and my brother will be your guides throughout your time with us. As Ahmed has been living for over 5 years in Mombasa, he will be your guide in Old Town. With a bachelor degree in Islamic Studies, he has the deep historical knowledge to introduce you to the city's rich past.
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