Mombasa: Malindi Marine Park & Sardegna 2 Island Excursion
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
After being collected from your hotel or desired pick up location in Mombasa between 7-7:30 AM, head north towards Malindi for approximately 2.5 hours. When you arrive at Malindi Marine Park, take a short sailing trip over to the marine park to learn more about the coral reef and its marine species. Find out how this area provides critical nesting sites for sea turtles, including loggerhead, green, olive ridley, and hawksbill species. Take the opportunity to dive and snorkel amongst the fringing reefs, coral gardens in the lagoons, seagrass beds, mangroves, and mudflats. Keep your eyes peeled for marine mammals, turtles, and various species of shorebirds. The park is home to more than 600 species of fish, 145 types of hard coral, 12 species of echinoids, 135 types of gastropods and 200 species of benthic cover algae. After this amazing experience, climb back on board the boat and set sa...
This exciting tour begins with a complimentary hotel pickup either from the north or south coast hotels. After a brief introduction, you depart from your hotel to the Tsavo East National Park. You will drive for 3 hours and start your game drive as soon as you enter the main gate. You will enjoy a hot lunch in any of the lodges in the camp. Later, go on an afternoon game drive before leaving the park at around 3.pm and heading back to your coastal hotel with a lot of memories. The sight of dust-red elephants wallowing, rolling, and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger m...
Get picked up from your desired pick-up location along the Mombasa coast. Drive North towards Watamu and arrive at the Marine Park at around 9:30 AM. Board a glass-bottomed boat and begin an incredible tour over the coral reefs with the opportunity to see incredible marine life. Relax in the sun on the top deck and try to spot dolphins as you captain takes you to hot spots for seeing these incredible mammals. Once the dolphins stop moving around, put on your snorkeling equipment and jump into the water so you can get up close to these gentle creatures and perhaps even swim with them. Climb back onto the boat, and continue towards the Marine Park - one of the best-kept secrets in the world. Only the Great Barrier Reef itself has a bigger range of species list and the marine protected area in Watamu is also recognized internationally as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Stop to snorkel and shal...
Start your tour of the northern Coast of Kenya with pick up from your hotel or another desired pick up point early in the morning. Meet your driver and head north for 2.5-hours towards Malindi via the Mombasa-Malindi highway. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of plantations and different landscapes along the coastline on the way. Once you arrive in Malindi town, visit the famous Vasco da Gama Pillar which is believed to be one the oldest European monuments in Africa having been built in 1498. Discover how Malindi is among the oldest towns in Kenya and was strategically placed as a sea route to traders to and from the East Coast of Africa. Learn about how Vasco da Gama arrived in Kenya in his endeavor to find a sea route to India; the cross on top of the pillar faces the ocean and was an emblem signifying the route to India. After the short tour here, continue on to the quaint Portuguese chap...
Enjoy one full day at Funzi Island after being collected from your hotel in the early morning. Head out on a beautiful drive through coconut palms and cashew nut farms before you arrive at Funzi Island, located 35 kilometers south of Diani Beach. Travel in a traditional dhow for an adventure-filled day through amazing mangroves. Explore the meandering estuary of the Ramisi River on a canoe safari. This river is home to crocodiles and rare beautiful birds. Stop at the sand bank across the bay for a stroll and swim or even explore the Funzi Village. Enjoy delicious sea foods in a local Swahili house at Funzi Mangrove Resort. Later, return to the mainland at 4:00 PM with a dhow before driving back to your hotel around 5:00 PM.
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In spite of some problems related to the beginning of the tour, which had to be delayed one day, I had a very positive experience. I was given more than what I was expecting and Mackenzie, the driver, was always very helpful. Joining history and nature, this tour was very rich and well planned.
It was an amazing day. The driver Mackenzy is also great. Everything was taking care off. Sudi Island is also beautifull. I recommend this to anyone!