Fort Jesus is an interesting place to spend a day exploring the gun turrets, battlements and houses within the walls. There is an excellent Museum and trained guides available.
Today the majestic Fort Jesus is a National Monument, standing high over the Mombasa harbor.
For those who want to learn more about the struggle for Fort Jesus, the Fort plays host to a spectacular sound and light show 3 nights each week. Visitors are welcomed into the Fort by guards in flowing robes brandishing flaming torches.
They are led to a specially designed and choreographed show that uses lights, sound effects and costumed actors to bring to life the long and turbulent history of the Fort.
At the end of the show, a candlelit dinner is served in the open courtyard of the Fort, under the stars.
This wonderfully atmospheric night out is the perfect way to end the day, and learn more about the history of Mombasa.
The sound and light show can be combined with a sunset dhow cruise on Mombasa harbour.