Half day Mombasa Guided Religious Tour with deep insights

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In this well-thought-out city tour, you will appreciate the religious diversity of Mombasa City as a Key entry to East Africa. You are not likely to get such insights elsewhere.

Highlights

  • Visit the oldest Mosque in Mombasa (located at the old town)
  • Marvel at the Mosquish Aglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Mombasa Memorial Cathedral
  • Spend time and reflect at the 1914 Holy ghost Cathedral with natural grotto
  • Appreciate the Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple history and art
  • Combine Mombasa city highlights with religious tour

Description

This tour is ideal for immersing yourself into the fascinating Christian, Muslim, and Hindu legacy of Mombasa, one of the largest and oldest cities on the east coast of Africa. The benefits of this tours is two fold, you will appreciate the deep and untold insights of religious diversity and also have a guided tour with city highlights. You will appreciate deep insights from the below religious Landmarks of Mombasa. 1. The Mandhry Mosque (the first mosque in Mombasa 1570s) 2. The ACK Mombasa Memorial Cathedral 3. The Holy Ghost Cathedral (1914) 4. Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Stop one We will pick you up at the treasury square. The guide will then take you to old town where you will marvel at very old buildings that house an unmatched history of Kenya and its visitors. You will get the history of the first Mosque in Mombasa - The Mandry Mosque. You will appreciate deep insights into the establishment of Islam in the Kenyan Coast. Stop two You will then walk about 80 meters where you will appreciate the ACK Mombasa Memorial Cathedral, an Anglican church that has been built with architecture that looks like a Mosque. The builders of this unique church intended to blend in with the predominantly Muslim community. Stop three. You will then walk to the Iconic 100+ years Holy Ghost Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Mombasa. The first 'Catholic mission' of Mombasa was founded in 1889 by Father Alexander le Roy, a Missionary of the Holy Spirit. You will appreciate the Historical Exhibition with over 100-year-old artifacts, and a natural coral grotto, and marvel at the hand-painted ceiling similar to Westminster Church in London. You will also appreciate at the all-marble tabernacle crafted by Toulouse masons. You will walk past the famous Mombasa Landmark, the Tusks (Mapembe). The tusks were commissioned in commemoration of a visit to Mombasa by Queen Elizabeth in 1952. A perfect spot for amazing photos. Stop four You will then walk downtown to Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a Hindu Temple on Haile Selassie Road. This architectural marvel will wow you with fantastic sculptures and painting. The community has opened its doors to the public. You will learn about the Hindu religion and its historical entry significance.

Includes

1. Guided tour to the Mandhry Mosque in Old Town 2. Pass by the Mosquish ACK Mombasa Memorial cathedral 3. Entry to the Holy Ghost Cathedral with its natural coral grotto and underground museum 4. Pass by the iconic Mombasa Tusks for some photos 5. Visit the Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Mombasa Hindu temple

Important Information

  • This tour involves entry to the religious places of interest, please observe silence and respect while in those places.

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