Excursions from Mombasa
MOMBASA CITY TOUR (Half Day)
Tour the picturesque island city of Mombasa, a colorful blend of traditional and modern. You will visit the Akamba wood carvers at work, the Hindu Temple, Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese in 1593 which is now a museum and finally the old town with its narrow winding streets. This also includes a seafront drive along Mama Ngina Drive.
NGOMONGO CULTURAL TOUR (Half Day)
Visit the Ngomongo Villages, a desolate exhausted quarry reclaimed into a lush tropical forest and the rural setting of 11 most colorful Kenyan tribes such as the Mkamba - woodcarvers, Luo - fisherman, Rendile, El Molo, Masai and others. Includes an African lunch.
TAMARIND DHOW CRUISE (Evening)
A superb seafood dinner on board a romantic dhow and a cruise round the Tudor Creek with "ne views of Mombasa's Old Town and Fort Jesus. Dance to the resident band.
LIGHT AND SOUND WITH DINNER (Son et Lumiere -evening)
A romantic Dhow Sundowner Cruise along the shores of the picturesque island of Mombasa, starts o$ an enchanting evening not to be missed. As darkness sets we dock and proceed to Fort Jesus for a Sound and Light presentation of the turbulent hisory of the East African Coast. Dinner will be served within the Fortress before being transferred back to your hotel.
DOLPHIN TOUR (Full Day)
Transfer from your hotel to shimoni where you will be escorted by Dolphin experts, which makes this more than a dhow trip. Our knowledge makes a meeting with the friendly local dolphins a real probability. It is in their coral garden where we will snorkel and marvel at the prolific marine life. A traditional lunch on board ensures maximum time for dolphin spotting. Island exploring provides good vantage points overlooking the dolphin's playgrounds and leisurely sailing provides tranquil silence to listen out for dolphin whistles blowing o$ the sea. As with any wild animal safari, sightings cannot be absolutely guaranteed, however, a most enjoyable day can! Don't forget to bring swimwear, a hat, rubber or canvas shoes mask and snorkel (if owned) and money for souvenirs
MALINDI & GEDI RUINS (Full Day)
Depart from the hotel at 07:00hrs , and drive to Malindi (125kms) north of Mombasa, a popular holiday resort consisting of hotels and a local fishing Village with markets and shops in Arab/African style. En-route visit Gede Ruins, an ancient ruined city that was mysteriously abandoned in the 13th century. You embark on a glass bottom boat for a tour in the marine park to view the colorful tropical fishes and corals ( remember to bring swimming suits and beach shoes). Lunch at a specially selected restaurant. Then a short drive out of town to a giriama village to watch the performance of a tribal dancing. Return to your hotel late afternoon
WASINI ISLAND (Full Day)
Sail by dhow to the marine reserve, Kisite Mpunguti for snorkeling before sailing to Wasini Island for "swahili seafood lunch" at Wasini Island Restaurant. Visit the local village. (Vegetarian Dishes are also available).
TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK (Full Day)
Depart from Mombasa by sunrise, A drive of about 115 Kms in the direction of Nairobi, taking you into 'Bachuma gate' where you enter the East section of the Tsavo National Park- Kenya's Largest game sanctuary, famed for it's huge herds of elephants. It is also the home of Lions, Rhinos, Giraffe, Zebra and as well as a variety of other game. You will see water birds at the Aruba Dam on the way to Voi Safari Lodge where lunch will be served. Opportunity for good photographs on animals and birds that come to the water hole in front of the Lodge. After Lunch , a game drive through the park returning to Mombasa in the afternoon.
SHIMBA HILLS NATIONAL PARK (Full Day)
Early start from your Hotel / Resort and drive to Shimba Hills National Park buried deep in the cool and green tropical rainforest at the heat of the tropical coast. The Shimba Hills Park was gazetted as a National Forest in 1903, grassland areas were incorporated in 1924 and several subsequent extensions took place to bring the Reserve to its present size. In 1968 most of the Reserve was double gazetted as the Shimba Hills National Reserve. game drive in this home of the rare sable antelope, elephant and bu$alo. Lunch at the Shimba Hills Lodge. Afternoon game drive enroute to your Hotel / Resort.