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Mombasa Excursions


Half-Day Mombasa Town Trail
Mombasa short excursion, the colorful island town of Mombasa with its blend of ancient and modern
buildings on the Indian Ocean is Kenya principal port and the country's
second's largest city. A comprehensive tour of the islands includes the
Arab Old Town , with its maze of narrow twisting alleys displaying the
beautiful carved doors and Arab verandas, baza ars with curio and antique
shops, the Dhow Harbor (still in use), a Hindu temple, a visit to the
Akamba wood carvers and a drive to the bazaar fir a short shopping
expedition. The highlight of the tour is probably the visit to Fort Jesus
. Built in 1593 by the Portuguese to guard the entrance to the Old Dhow
Harbor , it is the Island 's Landmark. Four hundred years old, the fort
still stands and serves as a historical museum.

Half-Day Coastal Cultural Trail
The tour provides a glimpse into the traditions and cultures of the
coastal people with a visit to a Giriama or Digo village with our local
guide. Continue to Kaloleni to visit the local market and thereafter drive
to Kenya Marine land on the north Coast to observe numerous species of
tropical marine life in giant aquariums. A snake park, situated nearby is
also visited and you can watch carvers at work producing the famous
"Makonde" pieces of art.

Half Day Shimba Hills Trails
The Shimba Hills, a short drive from Mombasa , are over a thousand feet
high with a view of both the Indian Ocean and the African Bush. Rare
animals like the Roan and Sable antelopes are seen in this area besides
elephants, buffaloes and a wide variety of bird lives.

Full Day Malindi Gedi Trail
Drive North to Kilifi through attractive country covered by extensive
sisal plantations dotted with huge baobab trees. Continue on to the
ancient city of Gedi - a 13th century ruin in the heart of the dense
forest. Proceed to the coastal town of Malindi for lunch and an
exploration of the marine park in a glass-bottomed boat where an
experienced guide takes you goggling. Later visit a nearby village and
watch the Giriama tribe perform exciting tribal dances before driving back
to Mombasa by sundown.

Full Day City Trail/Lunch/Nature Trail
A comprehensive morning tour of the island including a visit to Fort Jesus
is followed by lunch at the Mamba Village . Mamba is the Swahili name for
crocodile and this "village" is really a crocodile farm. Depart after
lunch for the Bamburi Quarry Nature Trail. The wasteland of the stone
quarry has been reclaimed and amongst the casuarina 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.

Tamarind Dhow Cruise/ City Tour/Nature Trail Lunch Dinner Only
A 12.00 hrs or 18.30 hrs departure from the Tamarind jetty for the lunch
or evening cruise respectively. After a welcome cocktail, the Tamarind
Dhow - Nawalicker (meaning Gateway to Heaven) cruises past the Old Town
and fort Jesus . Fantastic seafood meals prepared by the wor ld famous
Tamarind Restaurant is enjoyed while a local band plays music to suit all
tastes. A trio-lingual guide, fully ticked bar and friendly service all
adds to the unforgettable atmosphere. 14.45 hrs or 22.30 hrs return to the
jetty and thereafter to your hotel.

Full Day Tsavo East Trail
Leaving Mombasa before sunrise, proceed in the direction of Nairobi for
about 115 kms arriving at the Bachuma Gate where you enter the east
section of the Tsavo National Park . You will see water birds at home on
the Aruba Dam on your way to Voi Safari Lodge where lunch will be served.
After lunch, go on a game drive returning to Mombasa in the late
afternoon.

Full Day Taita Hills Trails
An early morning two hours drive from Mombasa on the Mombasa Nairobi
highway brings you to the game sanctuary at the Taita Hills. In the
sanctuary enjoy a game drive where cheetah and lion may be seen as well as
herds of elephants. Lunch will be served at the Taita Hills lodge after
which you drive back to Mombasa and your hotel.

Full Day Wasini Islands & Kisite Dhow
Depart from the Shimoni (the place of caves) jetty at 9.00 am aboard a
converted Lamu Dhow and sail for the Kisite Marine National Park . Snorkel
along a fringing reef of Kisite Island and marved at the coral and shoals
of fish. A seafood lunch is served at an Arab restaurant on Wasini Island
. Wasini village is a true fishing community with strong Arab and coastal
influences. Guests should wear suitable attire so as not to offend the
villagers



Price includes

Transfer from the airport on the arrival day to the hotel
Safari vans for game drive
Park entry fees
3 meals a day, bottled water for use during the safari
Accommodation in Camping/Hotel
Driver/Guide allowances
All Camping Fees



Costs Excludes:

All international air transport to and from Nairobi
Alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks
Any Medical expenses
Tips


 

 

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