The largest port on the East African coast, Mombasa, although a busy modern city, still retains its low-rise character, particularly between the massive Portuguese-built Fort Jesus and the old dhow harbour, which remains much the same as it was 150 years ago. The attractive buildings are decorated with ornate balconies.
Mombasa is a kaleidoscope of different cultures and languages and is a town that thrives on tourism. Our full-day excursion provides a wide-ranging overview of this fascinating city. Let’s go!
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – Fort Jesus/ Old Town
We start with a visit to Fort Jesus, built in 1593 and its museum, hosting displays back to the time when Mombasa first became a major trading center, then walk through the old town before emerging at Dhow Harbour.
10:30 a.m.- 12 Noon. – City Drive
From the harbor, we drive through city center, past the vegetable market, the busy main bazaar; the ornately decorated Hindu Temple; Mombasa’s spectacular landmark Elephant Tusks, and the Akamba woodcarving industry.
12:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Tamarind Dhow
Lunch on board the Tamarind dhow, a floating extension of one of Kenya’s finest restaurants.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Haller Park
Before returning to your hotel we head out to explore the Bamburi Nature Trail where the botanical gardens are home to an variety of animals, reptiles, and insects.
- All entrance fees as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- Game drives where included
- Professional guide
- 1 Bottle water
- Items of personal nature such as telephone calls, tobacco, and drinks
- Gratuity to drive/guides and tips to porters & dining room staff
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