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Expatriate Health Insurance News: Mombasa's Old Town 'worth visiting'

Expatriate overseas health insurance customers may wish to visit Mombasa's Old Town, after the Kenya Tourist Board said it is "definitely worth exploring".

Following a record first quarter in the country for tourism arrivals, director of the board's UK section Angie Sloan noted that this particular area "reflects the city's rich history".

It can be dated to the 13th century and was once under Arabic influence.

How this altered the location and its culture is "clearly visible here" said Mrs Sloan.

She recommended that visitors explore it on foot, with Fort Jesus – another area of historical interest – within walking distance from the start of the old town.

It is also a particularly good area to locate strange souvenirs, the expert noted.

"The old town is rich in art, antiques and ancient architecture," Ms Sloan concluded.

January 2011 saw 40 per cent more visitors to Kenya than the same month a year previously, indicating that the rest of the year may have a similarly strong showing for tourists.

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