Things To Do in Mombasa

Things to do in Mombasa – The Fort Jesus Sound and Light Show

Mombasa is one of the exciting destinations in Kenya, thanks to its inviting weather, gorgeous beaches, and tantalizing cuisine. Most of all, though, the coastal town is worth the trip for the history. Fort Jesus is among its must-see attractions.

The structure dates back to 900 AD and tells of the struggles Mombasa endured to become what it is. For those not familiar with the history, Fort Jesus was constructed by the Portuguese to protect the port of Mombasa. It was a military fortification to help the Portuguese control the Indian Ocean trade routes.

Since its construction, Fort Jesus was captured and recaptured nine times. Control changed hands between the Portuguese,…