Fort Jesus Tour

Fort Jesus, also known as Forte Jesus de Mombaça or Fuerte de Jesús, is a historic fort situated on Mombasa Island. It was constructed between 1593 and 1596 on the orders of King Felipe II of Spain (King Filipe I of Portugal) and was designed by Italian architect Giovanni Battista Cairati. The fort’s purpose was to safeguard the Old Port of Mombasa and represented the first successful effort by a Western power to establish influence over Indian Ocean trade.

The design of Fort Jesus reflects Renaissance architecture, with the fort being roughly square and featuring four bulwarks at its corners. The construction materials and labor were primarily provided by the local Swahili people, even though it was designed by an Italian architect.

Throughout its history, Fort Jesus changed hands numerous times, enduring sieges and conflicts. It fell under British rule in 1895 and was converted into a prison. Over the years, it served various purposes, including periods of Portuguese rule, local governance, and Omani occupation.

In 1958, Fort Jesus was designated a national museum, and in 2011, it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its exceptional preservation and historical significance. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction in Mombasa, showcasing its role in the region’s maritime history and as a testament to Renaissance military fortification.

Wildlife Safaris

A combination of beach holiday and a wildlife safari provides thrilling experience as you get to explore both the East African coastline as well as visit game reserves in the nearby inland villages. Tour Coastal Game Reserves and Parks You can spend a few days on the beachfront then journey out into parks and reserves

Explore the Indian
Ocean Beaches

Mombasa Continental Resort borders the Indian Ocean coastline north of Mombasa town is in itself a world of fascinating natural beauty and history.

Tour the Coastline

The North Coast is lined with natural beaches filled with palm trees and the calm waters of the Indian Ocean, the beaches are broken by a huge mouth of the Kilifi Creek whose blue waters are a prominent port of call when it comes to the international yachting circuit.

On the other hand, the serene and quiet beach havens of Takaungu and Mtwapa offer the perfect escape from the outside world with its endless deserted beaches.