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Mombasa Excursions - Short safaris and Day Tours

Tamarind Morning or Evening Dhow Cruise Excursion

The morning or evening Tamarind Dhow cruise is the most renown of all the Mombasa short trips/Excursions. Your Tamarind Dhow Excursion begins once you are picked up from your hotel and driven to the pier and you board the dhow. On the dhow, an excellent meal of seafood or steak will be prepared by the staff of the famous Tamarind Restaurant. A live band plays popular tunes for the guests to dance under a starry sky. After a cruise round Tudor Creek with fine view of Mombasa's Old Town and Fort Jesus, your dhow moors in a sheltered bay at the head of the creek. Here the fine aroma of grilled lobster and steak starts to fill the air as the chefs pull out the charcoal grills and prepare a four-course gourmet meal.

As your meal draws to a close, the waiters serve aromatic Arabica coffee from a traditional Arab brass pot --the Kahawa Pot. The evening trip on the dhow is an excellent romantic spot for newly weds, and those wishing to propose.

Half Day Mombasa City Tour

This tour shows you all the highlights of Mombasa. We take you to the famous Akamba wood carvers where you’ll see them in action. This is the largest wood-carving factory in Eat Africa. Visit the showroom where you can make some purchases. We then drive back to the island to begin our proper city tour of Mombasa Island.

A visit to Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in 1593 to defend the town against the Arabs. After a brief history of this historic fort, we stroll down to old town, which also has its own history. Proceed to the colourful Mackinnon market with its variety of tropical fruits and all sorts of greens, then through Moi Avenue viewing the historic giant elephant tusks. Then visit to the Swaminarayan Hindu temple beofre returning to your hotel for lunch.

Full day Mombasa City Tour and Mamba Village

This tour shows you all the highlights of Mombasa. We take you to the famous Akamba wood carvers where you’ll see them in action. This is the largest wood-carving factory in Eat Africa. Visit the showroom where you can make some purchases. We then drive back to the island to begin our proper city tour of Mombasa Island. A visit to Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in 1593 to defend the town against the Arabs. After a brief history of this historic fort, we stroll down to old town, which also has its own history. Proceed to the colourful Mackinnon market with its variety of tropical fruits and all sorts of greens, then through Moi Avenue viewing the historic giant elephant tusks.

A visit to the Swaminarayan Hindu temple, lunch in town then proceed to Mamba village (crocodile farm) where over 10,000 crocs are cared for, living in natural habitat. Watch a man-eater “BIG DADDY” and special white crocodiles; Witness the feeding of these reptiles at 17h00. View the botanical gardens, thousand of species of the most unique carnivorous plants and orchids, beautiful aquariums, homes of tropical fish and coral from the Indian Ocean.

Full day Malindi and Gedi Ruins Tour /Excursion

You leave your hotel in the morning and drive Northwards along the Mombasa - Malindi road to Malindi town. Visit the ruins of Gede, a town founded in the thirteenth century but temporarily abandoned in the sixteenth century. The town was reoccupied then abandoned with the invasion of the Gallas from Somalia who settled in the region. Continue to Malindi, the 2nd cosmopolitan sea resort after Mombasa. This town has wild bay extending for 7km. It’s ideal for surfing, snorkelling and other types of water sports. Visit the marine park, fish aquarium, falconry, join local traditional dancers, etc. Lunch in town and drive back to your hotel, arriving around 1800hrs.

1 Day Shimba Hills Tour

You will depart from your hotel in the morning for Shimba Hills for a game viewing safari. Please note You will visit the Sheldrick's Falls is within Shimba Hills  among other attractions in the Park. Lunch will be taken at at the Shimba Hills Tree Lodge Shimba Hills. The wide grasslands, hills and valleys and thick rainforests of the Shimba Hills National Reserve are a sharp contrast to the arid, flat plains of many other of the Kenyan parks. Much of the Reserve has beautiful views over the Indian Ocean, as Shimba Hills lies less than 50 Kms from Kenya's coast of Mombasa. Elephant, giraffe and buffalo live in Shimba hills National Reserve, along with rare roan and sable antelope, black and white colobus monkeys, warthogs, and serval cats. Bird lovers can spot a wealth of species, including woodpeckers, sunbirds, honey guides and turacos. The area is also botanically rich, with two of most beautiful types of orchid in Kenya found here, and more than 250 different species of butterflies live in the rainforest. Your 1 day safari to Shimba Hills will end in the eveningEnd of Safari

Wasini Island Tour - Full Day

This excursion begin with transfer from your hotel and driven south towards Tanzania to Wasini, from where you will board a motorized dhow to Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park.

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park covers 28 sq km of pristine coral reefs and offers excellent diving and snorkeling. You have a reasonable chance of seeing dolphins in the Shimoni Channel and humpback whales are sometimes spotted between August and October. The dhow trip normally includes lunch and a walk in the coral gardens on Wasini Island. The price includes snorkeling equipment, soft drinks, a Swahili seafood lunch and the marine park fees .

On many occasions curious dolphins join guests and play both on the surface and under the water. Slow moving turtles saunter over the reefs. The sandy bottom is home to many different rays and spotty moray eels look out from their daytime homes within the reefs therein while deep crevasses hide giant grouper, giant coral heads standing out from the reef wall are covered with myriads of colorful fish. If you are an experienced snorkellers, you can be dropped off to do a drift snorkel back to the moored dhow.

Haller Park (formerly Bamburi Nature trail) and Mamba Village Tour

A visit  to the Haller Park, a rehabilitated quarry home to giant tortoises, crocodiles, ostriches, giraffes, wild cats, antelopes and hippos. See the wild range of reptiles and birds in this sanctuary. At around 16:00, we will have the chance to witness the feeding of the animals in the game sanctuary. We will also visit Mamba Village, location of Africa’s largest crocodile farm with almost 70 Nile crocodiles that call the place home.

 

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