Mombasa Excursion and short Tours
Mombasa City Tour
The Mombasa city tour picks out some of the highlights of the colourful Mombasa city including the bustling fruit and vegetable market, The Old Town and Port, Fort Jesus, The Famous Elephant Tusks on Moi Avenue and The Akamba wood carvers centre. After City Tour, return to the hotel for lunch.
Afternoon visit to Mamba village
Depart your hotel in Mombasa after lunch for an afternoon visit to Mamba village, Africa's Largest Crocodile Farm. Your visit will coincide with the feeding time at 3.00 p.m. The visit will include the beautiful botanical gardens in this area.
Discover Mombasa by night (dinner in the castle)
Pick up from your hotel in Mombasa at 5.30 p.m. for a romantic dhow sundowner cruise. Sail past the old port to Fort Jesus for the sound and light show. Dinner at the Fort and then you will be dropped to the hotel at around 10.00 p.m. (half night). Alternatively after dinner you will be taken to a Casino and play for 30 minutes- 1 hour and later driven to Bora-Bora Night Club for the mid-night show. You will be dropped at the hotel at around 1.30 a.m.
Tamarind Evening Dhow
To be picked from the beach hotel in Mombasa for an evening cruise aboard a traditional dhow and enjoy the perfect combination of good food, music and romantic atmosphere on this leisurely cruise in Mombasa Old Habour. Highlights include a sumptuous seafood meal, dancing under the stars and a gentle sail past the peaceful creeks of Mombasa Island.
Ngomongo Cultural Tour
Drive to the "Ngomongo Village", from Mombasa a miniature reflection of tribal community groundings. Sample their lifestyles and culture in the different tribal huts and catch a real life glimpse of what may have been before "Civilization" set in. A number of traditional huts serving different tribal groundings have been recreated in this theme village. Watch or participate in the traditional food preparation, sample the various local brews and marvel or participate in the tribal dances. Return to your hotel late afternoon.
Full day Wasini Island & Kisite Sea Adventure
Welcome to a day of ultimate pleasure in the richest Marine Park at the Kenyan Coast. Depart early morning for the tranquil fishing village of Shimoni. The scenic route takes you through lush coconut and cashew nuts plantations and the colourful villages of the Digo people.
At Shimoni jet board an authentic motorized Lamu dhow, which cruise and sail you through an enchanting seascape of Islands to the underwater splendors of the Kisite Marine Park. Here snorkelers will marvel at the incredible variety of marine life in the shallow and warm waters around Kisite Island; the venue for numerous birds.
A sumptuous Swahili style seafood lunch is served at Wasini Island Restaurant. Thereafter visit the traditional Muslim village before returning to your hotel late afternoon.
Nature Trail Park (Haller Park) half day tour
Depart Mombasa after lunch for the Bamburi Quarry Nature Trail. The wasteland of the stone quarry has been reclaimed and amongst the casuarinas trees and other tropical flora reside a variety of wildlife and birds. Eland and buffalo, crocodiles and other reptiles can be seen wandering with crowned cranes. The commercially viable aquaculture complex is also visited.
Day trip to Shimba Hills National Reserve
Depart from your Mombasa beach hotel in the Morning for Shimba Hills National park arriving Shimba Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Return to Mombasa arriving in the evening. Drop at your hotel.
Day Trip to Tsavo East National Park
Pick up from your Mombasa Beach hotel at dawn. As day breaks, drive along Mombasa-Nairobi Highway for a distance of 140 km entering Tsavo East National Park through the Bachuma gate and start your game viewing. Wildlife in the park include the "red" elephants, lions, buffalo, giraffes, zebras and other plains game. Lunch will be at Lion Hill Zomeni Lodge followed by another game drive as you depart to return to Mombasa arriving early evening. Drop at your hotel.
Day Trip to Gedi Ruins - Malindi Tour
Malindi and Gedi ruins Tour takes you to Malindi (Malindi was made famous after Vasco da Gama's stopover in 1498. In Malindi, you will see narrow alleys in the old part of town where the old houses have been lived in for centuries. One of the oldest East African churches still stands strong; the Church of St. Francis Xavier still stands strong across from Vasco da Gama's pillar, where he carved the Christian cross. Also extant is the Juma'a mosque, which was misused as a haven for slave trading until mid 1870's) across the new Mtwapa and Kilifi bridges to visit the Gedi ruins. Despite Gedi's close proximity to Malindi; it was never a focus of any European activity. In fact, Gedi was allegedly an invisible town never mentioned in any manuscripts or writing. Swahili Muslims established a mosque, homes and ran the town. From the Gedi ruins you will continue to Malindi and view marine life in a glass - bottom boat at the Marine Park, if you wish, you can snorkel too
After lunch in a local (probably the Hemingways Hotel. Malindi used to be a popular spot for Ernest Hemingway or the Scorpio Villas) visit the Snake Farm and the Falconry. Drive back to your Mombasa Hotel and arrive in the evening.