1. Shore Excursion:Mombasa City Half Day Tour.
Full Description. If you’re arriving into Mombasa by cruise ship,this tour is ideal for exploring the city. Arrive at the shore of Mombasa and set off on a tour of highlights great for culture and history lovers. Visit the Fort Jesus Historical Museum, explore the Old Town and soak in the atmosphere of the local markets. See the Mombasa Elephant Tusk monument and find a spot for a local lunch. Tour Overview. You will be picked up from the port and taken to the Fort Jesus. This is Mombasa's oldest museum and it depicts the culture and the origin of the local people, mentioning the origin of Swahili. With a guide you will be able to trace the historical pattern leading to the influence of the sultans. In addition, you will learn the culture of the local people through different exhibitions. You will enjoy a walk in narrow streets of the Mombasa old town, passing through the famous fish market before driving to see the elephant tusks as a monuments of the ancient (now illegal) ivory trade. After, you will then walk in the market with lunch at a local dishes to sample the local cuisines. After lunch you will be taken to the Haller Park. This is not a zoo but a free roaming animal sanctuary born out of the idea to conserve a big old vast former cement quarry. There are lots of animals to see and depending on your excitement this will last between 2 and three hours from where you will dropped back to your cruise or hotel.