Fort Jesus in Mombasa, Kenya

Centred on Mombasa Island, Kenya's second largest city (pop. 1.2 million) and by far its oldest (founded around the year 900 CE, and for centuries an important trading center for spices and other commodities). One must to visit is Fort Jesus built at the entrance to the city's harbor by the Portuguese in 1593. Read about it and much more in our recent post "7 Top Spots to Visit on the Coast of Kenya."

(Alex Wafula)


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