MOMBASA EXCURSIONS

If you have some days to spend in Mombasa or Malindi you can opt to do the various tours that we offer from its ancient history, touristic sites, attractions and shopping markets.

During your stay we can arrange a number of interesting excursions that will show you the special sights and sounds of this two colorful old coastal city.

1: MOMBASA CITY TOUR.

Fort Jesus, Old Town

Departs: 0930hrs - Duration: Full Day
Mombasa, streets are lined with intricately carved mosques and historical buildings. Visit the Akamba Handicraft Centre, a source of products direct from the craftsmen. Proceed to the huge and famous Tusks over Moi Avenue erected in 1952 in honor of Queen Elizabeth II first visit to Kenya.
Dominating the entrance of Mombasa Harbor, Fort Jesus offers a panoramic view of the Old Town. Other places to visit include a drive on Mama Ngina Drive to see the giant baobab trees that live for about 1000 years, and a short walk through the Old Town gives you a chance to a maze of twisting alleyways, ornately carved doors and overhanging balconies.
This ancient and impressive maze of architectural wonder will bring you to the Old Dhow Harbor, which is still occasionally used by Dhows from Arabia and India. Lunch will be prepared by the Tamarind chefs and will be served whilst the dhow is at anchor in the tranquil waters of Tudor Creek. The Tamarind is well known for its excellent cuisine and particularly its seafood specialties. Vegetarian meals are also available upon request. After lunch at the Tamarind, our Mombasa Island Full Day City Tour takes us to Haller Park past the Mamba Village crocodile farm along the way. Enjoy the fascinating and world famous Haller Park. This is a former quarry that has now been transformed into a variety of recreational facilities including forests /nature trails, game sanctuaries, crocodiles and fish farms.
See abundant wildlife at close range including hippo, antelope, birds, reptiles, snakes, giant tortoises, crocodiles and giraffe. In the late afternoon, board your transport to be dropped at your beach hotel.

2: HALF DAY TOUR - HALLER PARK

Haller Park Mombasa, formerly known as the Bamburi Nature trail, is the transformation of a quarry wasteland into an ecological paradise. It is located north of Mombasa along the Malindi – Mombasa road next to Bamburi Cement factory. Haller Park is the largest animal sanctuary in Mombasa and is only a 25 Minutes’ drive from Mombasa Town.
Bamburi Nature Trail (Haller Park) Half Day Tour departs in the morning from your hotel or after lunch to the Bamburi Quarry Nature Trail. You will enjoy Kenya’s nature during a walk through Haller Park (Bamburi Nature Trail). This Natural Sanctuary is home for wild animals, different species of birds and other tropical flora.
Eland and buffalo, crocodiles and other reptiles can be seen wandering with crowned cranes. Other attractions in the Park include porcupines, peacocks, a snake park, fish farm, crocodile farm, giraffes, zebras, famous giant tortoises, hippos and a restaurant that specializes in game meat. Pre-arranged tree planting at the nature trail with certificates is also possible.
Get up close and personal with giant Aldabra Tortoises, Hippos, Crocodiles, Waterbuck, Elands and Buffalo. Their highly trained guides will escort you around the park, ensuring your visit is enjoyable and educational. If you have read the story about Owen (the hippo) and Mzee (the tortoise), you can meet them there. Haller Park is open from 08:00 Hours to 1700 Hours every day, including public holidays.

3: MOMBASA BY NIGHT

Mombasa By Night Dhow Cruise & Dinner Tour is a Night Trip by Dhow in Mombasa with dinner at Fort Jesus — Experience the magic of Mombasa by Night ... enjoy a sun-downer whilst sailing on a Arabian Dhow, walk through the streets of the Old town, see the sound and light show at the Fort Jesus and finally dine alfresco on the grounds.
Mombasa by Night Dhow Cruise and Dinner Tour starts at about 1700 Hours with a transfer to the old port and escorted to an authentic Arab Dhow (Husna, Takdir or Biladi). This is a fine example, of the traditional cargo carrying boats that used to ply the Indian Ocean trade routes.
As the sun sets, you set sail into the harbor and past Fort Jesus. The dark African night sky full of stars, the lapping of waves against the Dhow, truly a romantic setting if ever there was one.
Then as you glide past Fort Jesus you are treated to a sound and light show that is absolutely spectacular. After the show you will make your landing and venture into the Fort for supper. You will enjoy a delicious dinner that is served alfresco in the inner courtyard of Fort Jesus. When supper is done and you have had your fill, the night life begins!

4: TAMARIND DHOW CRUISE

Tamarind Dhow is an authentic ocean going Jahazi (Traditional Arab Sailing Boats), formerly used for cargo trading along the Kenyan Coast and to the Arab States. Tamarind Dhow has been completely refurbished as floating Restaurant, without losing any of the Traditional aspects of the original Dhow. Tamarind Dhow is now moored at the Mombasa Tamarind jetty.
Tamarind Dhow Mombasa Cruise: Tamarind Dhow Mombasa Lunch-time Cruise departs from the Tamarind jetty at.1.00 pm, cruises gently up the Tudor creek, to a quiet spot where the Dhow moors. Lunch consists of a delicious Tamarind seafood platter with a selection of Kenya's wonderful seafood or a prime Kenyan fillet steak followed by fresh tropical fruit - salad, and rounded off with Kenyan coffee and halwa. The Dhow returns to the jetty at 3.00 pm.
A Special Welcome drink as the Dhow starts to sail is called "Dawa" is served. In Swahili it means "medicine" and the Recipe is Vodka, Honey, Limes, Sugar & Ice. Tamarind Dhow Mombasa Dinner Cruise: Tamarind Dhow Dinner Cruise commencing at 6.30 pm, begins with a welcome "Dawa" cocktail as the Dhow sails smoothly towards Fort Jesus.
The twinkling lights of Mombasa and the starlit skies provide idyllic surroundings for a delicious seafood dinner meticulously prepared in Swahili style on the deck in front of the guests. The resident band on board offers a wide choice of dance music, from the latest hits to the golden oldies as the Dhow gently glides back to the Tamarind Jetty by 10.30 pm.
There is no better way to see the waters of Mombasa than from the deck of a traditional Arabian Dhow. Sit back and relax with drink in hand as the vessel glides across the clear waters and later marvel at the beautiful sunset over the Indian Ocean.

5: DOLPHIN TRIP

On a full day tour, this one offers a chance to snorkel and swim at times with the dolphins. Depart in the morning and drive either to south coast, arrive and board the boat, sail out on the world renowned National Marine Park, a chance to swim and snorkel, view the different types of colorful marine life, enjoy your sea food lunch which will be, crabs, prawns, lobster, fish, rice and soft drinks. Afterwards, sail back and driven back to your hotel.
Other activities which the guest can do include: Boat rides, deep sea fishing, Camel rides etc.