Old Town in Mombasa ‘perfect’ for Kenya holidays

People who are going to Mombasa in Kenya have to make a point of seeing the Old Town.

According to Angie Sloan, Kenya Tourist Board UK director, there is a lot to observe and do in the area and so those on Kenya holidays may be tempted.

The location dates back to the 13th century and there are a lot of Arabic influences, she added.

Ms Sloan observed: "The Old Town is rich in art, antiques and ancient architecture and the historical Fort Jesus is just steps away from where the Old Town begins."

Fans of unusual gifts and souvenirs should find exactly what they are looking for in Mombasa, while they can also explore its history as a settlement.

It seems there has been an increase in the number of people heading to Kenya for a break, as figures from the tourist board found January of 2011 brought a near 40 per cent increase in arrivals from the previous year.