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Mombasa street food experience

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 45 reviews.Mombasa, Kenya

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Experience hosted by Khawaii

3.5 hours
Includes food, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The coastal area of Kenya is often known for its intricate delicacies and Mombasa is its melting pot. In this experience; after formalities we immediately start discovering some of the best food spots loved by locals in the center of bustling cultures. We visit about 4-5 local vendors carefully selected among the best. We shall get to taste and see how local food and fresh drinks are prepared as we converse with the vendors and also learn about the history of the food and the island.
In swahili culture different types of foods are served at breakfast lunch and dinner. For each experience kindly book during the respective timings.
EG; for a breakfast expérience book during morning hours. For a lunch experience book after midday and for dinner book during evening hours.

PS; if you are unsure which time might be suitable for you... kindly contact me before you book so i can advice on what might suit you best.
The coastal area of Kenya is often known for its intricate delicacies and Mombasa is its melting pot. In this experience; after formalities we immediately start discovering some of the best food spots loved by locals in the center of bustling cultures. We visit about 4-5 local vendors carefully selected among the best. We shall get to taste and see how local food and fresh drinks are prepared as we converse with the vendors and also learn about t…

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What's included

  • Food
    The price is inclusive of samplers and if you like an item you can purchase...
  • Transportation
    The price is inclusive of transportation(Tuk Tuk ride) during the experienc...
  • Equipment
    Wifi for instant social media updates
From $38
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Sat, Oct 24
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Sun, Oct 25
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person

Meet your host, Khawaii

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 45 Reviews
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Hello there;
I am a Kenyan native Mombasa born and bred, who is proud of my swahili culture and heritage. I was surprised to learn that there weren’t any authentic coastal experiences offered on Airbnb so i decided to create one. I have done mombasa street food tours for my friends from in land kenya and abroad and i know the best spots that are normally overlooked by the everyday tourists. I am looking forward to showing people the hidden gems of Mombasa island.
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Where you'll be

1:We shall visit a local coffee maker who’s family has served swahili coffee for more than 3 generations.
2:we shall visit two sisters that have earned themselves a reputation as the queens of swahili fingerfoods in the heart of old town.
3: we shall visit a local juicery that is famous for their sugarcane juice among other amaizing organic fruit juices.
4: we shall enjoy all the above and others as we also learn about the history and the people.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Ashraful
February 2020
This was a great tour and an insight into food and places you would not necessarily otherwise try. I learnt new things on this tour and it was a great eye opener. You get to try food and see parts of the city that I would have most likely otherwise missed!
This was a great tour and an insight into food and places you would not necessarily otherwise try. I learnt new things on this tour and it was a great eye opener. You get to try…
Aparna
February 2020
Khawaii was an excellent guide!!! Very thoughtful and personalized the tour to my dietary restrictions and preferences. Very easy to talk to and a ton of delicious food! My advice would be to pace yourself so you can try everything!!!
Tara
February 2020
This was a great experience. The food choices was delicious and we experienced a great culture. Everything about this was fantastic and a must do if in Mombasa.
Yacine
February 2020
Had a great time with Khawaii, learned a lot about Mombasa and Kenyan culture and history, and of course some very good food tastings on the way. I strongly recommend it!
Clémentine
February 2020
We were so lucky to have Khawaii taking us around the old Mombasa. She made us taste a lot of different drinks, snacks and sweet and we left with full bellies. This was the best way to visit Mombasa as Khawaii is a very interesting, chilled and funny person.
We were so lucky to have Khawaii taking us around the old Mombasa. She made us taste a lot of different drinks, snacks and sweet and we left with full bellies. This was the best wa…
Tobias
January 2020
I can highly recommend to book one of her tours. If you really want to learn something about Swahili history or dive deeper into it's culture she is the right person for you. It's rare to find someone that smart, educated and easy going as Khawaii with so many interesting stories to share. Definitely book with her.
I can highly recommend to book one of her tours. If you really want to learn something about Swahili history or dive deeper into it's culture she is the right person for you. It's…

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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 6 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Carry a copy of your passport at all times.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

Cash as most local vendors don’t accept credit cards