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Discovering Old Town through Street food

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Mombasa, Kenya

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Experience hosted by Hussein

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will start off in one of the more well known streets of the Old town. From there, we will enter the maze of the alleys and narrow streets to experience not only unique food stalls, but also to meet the closely knit community in these streets. I will introduce you to our various dishes, and talk about their significance and relevance to our culture. You will also see the community in action, as the daily life unfolds in the old town.

Hussein's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Tasting menu
    (Varieties of dishes change seasonally) Seasonal Seafood:...
From $28
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$28 per person
$28 per person
Sun, Oct 25
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$28 per person
$28 per person
Mon, Oct 26
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$28 per person
$28 per person

Meet your host, Hussein

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
i am Hussein, I have worked in the hospitality industry for the past 5 years in Mombasa and in Dubai. Being a host and a cultural ambassador is my passion, and helping my guests maneuver the incredible cultural maze of Mombasa is my work. I was born and raised in the streets of Mombasa tracing back to eight generations in Mombasa Old Town. Food has been the focus of my tours, as it is the best medium to understand Mombasa, it's history and significance. If you are visiting Mombasa, i would love to take you around on a discovery tour of our town's best kept secret food corners.
i am Hussein, I have worked in the hospitality industry for the past 5 years in Mombasa and in Dubai. Being a host and a cultural ambassador is my passion, and helping my guests maneuver the incredible cultural maze of Mombasa is my work. I was born and raised in the streets of Mombasa tracing back to eight generations in Mombasa Old Town. Food has been the focus of my tours, as it is the best medium to understand Mombasa, it's history and significance. If you are visiting Mombasa, i would love…
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Where you'll be

On this food journey, we will start off with the lighter fares first and build our way to heavier dishes, concluded with a dessert. We will begin with the unique stalls serving seasonal grilled dishes, work our way to the Swahili baked good, followed by seasonal legume dishes served with chapati. We have the option of concluding our journey with homemade ice cream or Swahili Chai or Swahili Coffee.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Jung Yeon (Jacqui)
October 2020
Hussein is an incredible guide - would definitely recommend this tour to anyone new to Mombasa. He is friendly and very willing to personalise the tour to tailor to your preferences - I had a few things I particularly wanted to try and he made it happen so seamlessly. Learned so much about the beauty of Swahili culture too. We’re really glad that we were able to book this tour last minute!
Hussein is an incredible guide - would definitely recommend this tour to anyone new to Mombasa. He is friendly and very willing to personalise the tour to tailor to your preference…
Jenny
March 2020
We had such a great time Hussein. As a local, he showed us round his neighbourhood and we felt comfortable and safe exploring the backstreets. There was sooo much food! All very different and delicious, from food stalls that we would otherwise be hesitant to visit. Really relaxed, delicious tour :) so glad we did it. Thank you, Hussein!
We had such a great time Hussein. As a local, he showed us round his neighbourhood and we felt comfortable and safe exploring the backstreets. There was sooo much food! All very di…
Rosi
March 2020
It was a very special way to get to know Mombasa. The street food was excellent, the host very charming and he really took care of his guests. I would recommend it to everybody that comes to Mombasa for the first time, especially to single travelers. You end up in a nice group of people.
It was a very special way to get to know Mombasa. The street food was excellent, the host very charming and he really took care of his guests. I would recommend it to everybody tha…
Zsuzsa
February 2020
Hussein's tour was an amazing and unique experience. He's a real authentic organic member of his community, knows a lot about the old town of Mombasa both on a very informative historical and personal level, he knows the people of the streets very well and shares great stories of his life and the community. The food couldn't have been better, fresh, unique, very good quality and plenty, make sure you arrive hungry! :)
Hussein's tour was an amazing and unique experience. He's a real authentic organic member of his community, knows a lot about the old town of Mombasa both on a very informative his…
Hannes
February 2020
The experience with Hussein was amazing. We had such a fun time walking around the streets and enjoying so many different types of local and delicious food. You definitely get value for money and the experience is a must do if you have a free afternoon in Mombasa. Also very important: come on an empty stomach, you won't regret it!
The experience with Hussein was amazing. We had such a fun time walking around the streets and enjoying so many different types of local and delicious food. You definitely get valu…
Tatiana
February 2020
Hussein was really great he took me around his neighborhood made me taste some really delicious food and gave an history of Old Town. He is also very friendly and easy to get along with

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

More tips

if you have any problems you can call me at: +254769518192 - You can also find me on Whatsapp with this number

What to bring

comfortable walking shoes

hand sanitiser