Mombasa Excursions

 

 

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Kenya’s Swahili Coast Mombasa extends for 536 Kilometres from its Southern border with Tanzania to Somalia in the North. The warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean lick its shores and much of the shoreline is covered by a continuous strip of magnificent white soft sand beach, protected by an unspoilt coral reef that has been compared in equal terms to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and the Red Sea Coral Reef.

Forests of mangroves to the south are home to an overwhelming amount of bird-life, interspersed with blue lagoons and creeks. History’s turbulent past has been unearthed through ancient ruins which are worth exploring for an eerie glimpse into times gone. Likewise, the striking and colorful mixture of people and cultures make the coast a prime destination to visit.

Bombolulu Curio Workshop- Half Day Tour

Bombolulu is on a 12-acre farm on the outskirts of Mombasa that functions as an agricultural training center for the disabled. It started in 1969 as a rehabilitation project sponsored by the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya.

The workshop trains artisans in jewelry making, weaving, woodwork and crafting to provide them with a dignified way of earning an income. Enquire

Mombasa City Tour- Half Day

Visit the historical and cultural sites, the bazaar and wood carvers market and Fort Jesus... Enquire

Mombasa City Tour- Full Day

Visit the historical and cultural sites, the bazaar and wood carvers market and Fort Jesus. Lunch on board the Tamarind Dhow and visit to Bamburi Nature Trail... Enquire

Evening Tamarind Dhow- 4 hours

Seafood dinner and dance cruise in Tudor Creek... Enquire

Mamba Village (Crocodile Farm tour)

Situated in Nyali, is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm. The Crocodile Farm Displays the age, weight and length of crocodiles. You will also see hatchlings to 5 meter long "big daddy" - the man eating monster, sun basking along the tropical garden trail. At five pm. daily, the crocodiles are fed and you can see them jump high in the air to snap the meat... Enquire

Nature Trail Park- Haller Park

Haller Park nature Trail started as a cement factory in 1954. The factory obtained its raw materials from the quarry, a fossil coral limestone reef that lived 125,000 to 250,000 years ago... Enquire

Ngomongo Cultural Tour

Different traditional tribal huts are set up in this themed village, with peoples from the different tribes portraying their ancestors. Watch and participate in different food preparation, sample the local brews and various tribal dances etc... Enquire

Kisite Marine Park Snorkeling- wasini Dhow

Kisite is the best and most accessible Marine Park in Kenya. Once out on the Indian Ocean, there are regular sightings of dolphins, often accompanied by their rollicking offspring... Enquire

The Shimba Hills National Reserve

This is a 74 square miles in size and access to the Park is via Diani South Coast, 56 km from Mombasa. The reserve is made up of both open grassland and dense rainforest, all with stunning views across the Indian Ocean... Enquire

Malindi and Gedi Tour- Full Day

Malindi was made famous after Vasco da Gama's stop over in 1498. In Malindi, you will see narrow alleys in the old part of town where the old houses have been lived in for centuries... Enquire

Mwaluganje Elephant Santuary- Full Day Safari (South Coast)

Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary is located in East Africa, in the Kwale District of Kenya's Coastal Province, and is a mere 45 kilometers southwest of Mombasa.  

The sanctuary has an area of 36 km², and it, along with the adjacent Shimba Hills National Reserve combine to form the Shimba Hills Ecosystem... Enquire

Wasini Island Sunset Cruise- Diani Beach

Wasini Island Sunset Cruise Excursion can be done from any of the beach hotels in Mombasa South Coast Diani.

You will be escorted to your private dhow to Cruise on your own wooden dhow.  

On deck you can relax on comfortable pillows surrounded by flowers all the way to the perfect sunset spot with a glass of wine or your favorite drink... Enquire
 

WATAMU

Situated 24 kms south of Malindi, Watamu is a popular tourist resort - the hotels at Watamu look over two beautiful inlets, Turtle Bay and Blue Lagoon, with good sand beaches.

Nearby is the largest remaining tract of indigenous coastal forest - the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve which contains a high concentration of rare bird and butterfly species. One of Arica’s largest mangrove creeks is Mida Creek - a broad expanse of tidal mudflats surrounded by a belt of mangroves also rich in unique bird life. Bird watching, fishing, mangrove walks, waterskiing, water-sports and leisure boat trips are activities offered which can be arranged by several groups in Watamu. Another point of interest is Kenya's greatest archaeological heritage, the ruined and very atmospheric city of Gede – the lost city whose population inexplicably vanished in the 17th century... Enquire

MALINDI

Malindi is effectively a historic Swahili township and a modern holiday centre offering great beaches complete with the offshore coral reefs of Malindi Marine Park. The beach sweeps for 7 kilometers round Malindi bay with a string of resorts on it –mostly Italian owned hotels.

There are a few historic structures of interest which include; the Vasco Da Gama Pillar and the Portuguese church to name a few. However, the offshore and extensive Malindi Marine National park protects some amazing coral reefs and marine life. You can enjoy the beauty of the marine park through snorkeling or glass-bottomed boat trips and Scuba diving - a popular option offered by most big hotels. Likewise you may visit the Marafu Depression (or Hells Kitchen) - a beautiful set of eroded sandstone ridges about 30 km from Malindi... Enquire
 

LAMU

Lamu is a town, an island and an archipelago. The archipelago is a chain of seven islands and a multitude of islets, separated from the mainland by a channel. The mainland is fringed with dense mangrove forests, protected by reefs and lined with dunes. Throughout the archipelago there are numerous historical sites; visible and substantial evidence of ten centuries of a colourful, and often violent, past. Most of these settlements are Arab in origin and the current Swahili culture remains intact, requiring visitors to maintain a modest sense of dress and behaviour in public.  However Lamu has maintained its reputation as an ideal destination for those wanting to escape the trappings of Western society.

Depending on your interests, activities include – the white sandy beaches of Shela, dhow trips to experience the islands, water sports (Wind surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving) and visits to the smaller villages and museums... Enquire
 

Mombasa City Tour Half Day

US$ 60 per person               Enquire

Mombasa City Tour Full Day

US$ 145 per person             Enquire

Evening Tamarind Dhow 4 Hours

US$ 100 per person             Enquire

Wasini Island Dhow & Kisite Marine Park

US$ 135 per person             Enquire

Tsavo East Full Day and lunch

US$350 per person              Enquire

Bombolulu Curio Workshop Half Day Tour

US$ 200 per person             Enquire

Mamba Village Visit
(Crocodile Farm Tour)

US$ 90 per person               Enquire

Nature Trail Park (Haller park)

US$ 75 per person               Enquire

Ngomongo Cultural Tour

US$ 100 per person            Enquire

Shimba Hills National Reserve
(Day Trip)

US$ 150 per person            Enquire

Malindi and Gedi Tour – Full Day

US$ 250 per person            Enquire

Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary    (Full Day)

US$ 250 per person             Enquire

 

 

             General Information for Marine Parks:

  • Check local weather and sea conditions before entering the Marine Park or Reserve
  • Some Maine life is dangerous; do not touch anything under water
  • Do not damage or remove the coral, it is a living organism which takes many years to form, and is host to many rare and endangered species.
  • Do not remove shells, starfish or any other Marine life, especially those deriving from turtles and whales.
  • Do not stand on the Coral, or damage it with your diving or snorkeling fins.
  • Never dispose of litter on the beach or in the sea.
  • Avoid restaurants that serve undersized crabs and lobsters as this contributes to their rapid demise.
  • Support traditional coastal livelihoods and do not give money to children on the beach, as this can encourage them to stay away from school.
  • Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya, never take pictures of the local people or their habitat without asking their permission, respect the cultural traditions of Kenya and always dress with decorum.

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