Mombasa Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Mombasa

Mombasa is the best place in Kenya for souvenirs, because most of the country’s unique handicrafts are made right here in the city. You can get many amazing African art pieces, handmade jewelry and home decorations like captivating wooden statues. Take our tour to find the best shopping spots in the city, from the beach to the Old Town district.
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Mombasa Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Mombasa Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Kenya » Mombasa (See other walking tours in Mombasa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fish Market
  • Fort Jesus Shopping
  • Nehru Road
  • Market Hall
  • Biashara Street
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Fish Market

1) Fish Market

Near the old harbor by the coast, you’ll find this quaint fish market. This covered market dates from the time when the city was just a fishing village. Here you can buy all kinds of fruits of the sea including octopus, rare kinds of shrimp and many types of fish.
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Fort Jesus Shopping

2) Fort Jesus Shopping (must see)

There is a plentiful supply of souvenir vendors in the area around Fort Jesus, since it is one of the town’s top tourist attractions. Here you can pick up amazing handmade craft objects without having to take too much time out of your holiday to find them. You may also get a bargain, because the prices vary a lot from stall to stall.
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Nehru Road

3) Nehru Road

If you want to get fitted out with a top quality suit made to order, Mombasa’s Nehru Road is a great cheap option. Here a number of different highly skilled tailors can make you a suit in no time. Alternatively, you can get African shirts or other traditional clothing items that have a bright, colorful and exotic style.
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Market Hall

4) Market Hall

Chances are you’ll taste a delicious local dish during your stay in Mombasa. If you want to recreate that tasty meal at home, you can pick up the spices you need at the Market Hall. Here you can buy all kinds of cooking spices from all over the continent and any other ingredient you may need.
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Biashara Street

5) Biashara Street

Biashara Street is a delightful part of the city where you can interact with the locals as you browse the many tailor shops along the street. These skillful tailors can make you traditional African clothes while you wait, such as a kanga for women and a kikoi for men.

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