Mombasa excursions introduce you to the second largest city in Kenya. Once you land at the Mombasa airport whether on a business trip or taking a vacation in Kenya; excursion are a great way to begin your stay in Kenya.
Mombasa excursions cover the city and its historical monuments, a visit to old town, mamba village, haller park, tamarind dhow and wasini island.
This packages are crafted for those without much time for long safaris, here is a list of short excursions from Mombasa; the tours are ideal for travelers with stop-overs in the city or those in traveling for business.
Mombasa Short Tours
Mombasa city tour introduces you to the second largest city in Kenya. You will visit the bustling fruit and vegetable market, which has been in operation since the colonial days.
While walking the streets of the old Arab town, you will see the intricate hand carved doors and balconies hanging over the narrow streets; un changed for hundreds of years.
Protecting the harbor stands Fort Jesus which was built by the portuguese over 400 years ago to protect their interest in East Africa against Omani Arabs. See how it went from a fort to a prison, to a tourist attraction.
Walk under the famous elephant tusks on Moi Avenue, which you probably have seen in those old African adventure movies. Finally we visit the Kamba wood carvers center. Here you can purchase a fine hand carved African souvenir.
The Mamba village centre is Africa’s largest crocodile farm. The site houses a beatiful botanical garden and a horse and camel riding area. The Crocodile farm offers an oppurtunity to learn life cycles and behaviours of crocodiles.
The most famous crocodile here is Big Daddy, who also happens to be the oldest crocodile in the farm and over 100 years of age. Apart from these attractions, the farm also houses a snake park, museum, fish farm and aquarium. The interesting time is when they are being fed. All crocodiles can be seen clearly and is the time you should visit the Mamba Village Center.
The Mamba Village Center is one of the most popular places in the city and is a great place to embrace the nature.
Haller Park is a nature park located in Mombasa, Bamburi along the Kenyan Coast. It was previously known as Bamburi Nature Trail. The park is an ecological area which was transformed from a quarry wasteland. In this recreation ground, you will find various animal and plant species which serve as a recreation hub for the locals and tourists.
Haller Park currently hosts a variety of wildlife which includes buffalos, hippos, giraffes and antelopes. It also contains a game sanctuary, small demonstration fish farm area, crocodile pens, reptile park, giraffe viewing platform and a palm garden; all these offers a variety of attractions at various points to entertain and educate tourists who visit the recreation hub every year.
Haller recreation ground is a haven for the botanist. It features a diversity of vegetation, from mangrove palms to coastal forests where such plants are rare and endangered.
The Tamarind restaurant is one of the finest in East Africa. Here you get the opurtunity to dine on world class cuisine served in a traditional African dhow as you cruise.
The dhow embarks from the jetty below Tamarind restaurant in Nyali and includes a harbour tour and fantastic meal. Prices include a cocktail and transport to and from your hotel.
Wasini Island lies in southeast Kenya three kilometres off the coast of the Indian Ocean, seventy five kilometres south of Mombasa and three kilometres opposite the harbour of the village Shimoni. The island is approximately seven kilometres long and three kilometres across.
The island offers a couple of ativities one can undertake while touring the coatal strip. The tours include snorkering, scuba diving, dho sailling, swimming with the dolphins, sunset cruise and sea food dining.
- Transport in a custom 4×4 safari minibus with pop up roof.
- All entrance fees.
- Services of an English speaking guide.
- Complimentary Bottled water 1 Litre per person.
- All government taxes.
- International airfares.
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, hard drinks, soft drinks and laundry.
- Travel Insurance.