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  • Mombasa: Tsavo East National Park Day Tour

    1. Mombasa: Tsavo East National Park Day Tour

    Your day will start will a 5:00AM pick-up from your hotel, before your driver takes you on the approximately 2-hour journey to Tsavo East National Park. Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery after your early start. Upon arrival at Tsavo East, you’ll enter through the Bachuma Gate and begin your game drive. Your experienced driver and guide will take you to the best places for spotting lions, elephants, giraffes and all manner of bird species.  For lunch you will be taken to the lodge or camp of your choice. Your guide can offer tips on the camps closest to watering holes, where Africa’s most majestic animals stop to drink water. Afterwards you’ll embark on your second game drive to other sections of the park, before being driven back and dropped off at your hotel in the evening.

    thank you harry from orange safari everything was perfect. the guide was amazing found all the animals i was intrested in seeing. the lodge we went for lunch had an amazing view of park.

  • Tsavo East & Salt Lick Lodge Safari 2-Day Tour

    2. Tsavo East & Salt Lick Lodge Safari 2-Day Tour

    Experience a game drive through Kenya’s largest park with a chance to spot herds of Red Elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, buffaloes, waterbucks, and impalas. There are also about 500 species of birds, including the ostrich, and migratory birds like kestrels and buzzards. Afterwards, proceed to Zomeni Lion Hill lodge for lunch. After lunch, depart for Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge and relax until the afternoon game drive. At this sanctuary you can spot elephants, buffalo, lions, cheetahs, zebras, gazelles and other kinds of wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge. After breakfast, proceed with the game drive until lunchtime before departing.

  • Mombasa: Malindi Marine Park & Sardegna 2 Island Excursion

    3. Mombasa: Malindi Marine Park & Sardegna 2 Island Excursion

    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...

  • From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

    4. From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

    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...

  • Dhow Sailing Tour of Kisite Marine Park & Wasini Island

    5. Dhow Sailing Tour of Kisite Marine Park & Wasini Island

    Get ready to board an Arabic dhow traditional sailing vessel and sail for about one hour searching for dolphins, before snorkeling and swimming in the Kisite marine national park. Kisite Marine national park is the second most famous marine park in the world, after the Australian Marine Park. Explore 30 kilometers of turtles, marine tortoise, bearreeffs, coral reefs and different types of marine fishes. Next, sail to Wasisni Island where your lunch of sea food and Swahili dishes will be served. After lunch, you’ll have the option to stroll around the island and experience the local Swahili culture, visiting the beautiful coral garden, mangrove forest and fishing village to learn more about the Swahili people and their history. Your local guide will give you an in-depth explanation and background throughout the tour. Alternatively, you can relax at the restaurant, enjoying the sea view ...

    We spent our second-to-last day in Kenya on this excursion. Unlike our other excursions, this one had other groups on our dhow ride to Kisite. It’s about a 45 minute journey to Kisite. If you’re prone to seasickness, take your meds beforehand. Once there, some of us went snorkeling while others simply swam in the Indian Ocean. It was a relaxing 30 minutes. Afterwards, they took us to Wasini for a local lunch of fish, crab and rice. It was tasty. Note beverages are extra so bring shillings. If you’re looking for some r&r in the sea, I would recommend this excursion.

  • Mombasa: City Tour with Fort Jesus & Haller Park Entrance

    6. Mombasa: City Tour with Fort Jesus & Haller Park Entrance

    Begin the day trip with pick-up from your hotel or desired location in Mombasa at around 8 AM. Drive through the city center towards the historical old town of Kibokoni where you will find the famous Fort Jesus Museum. Find out how this building was designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Battista and was built between 1593 and 1596 by the order of King Philip of Portugal to guard the old port of Mombasa. Learn everything there is to be learned about Mombasa and how it evolved. After that, pass the Mombasa Club, Africa Hotel, Mandhry Mosque, Government Square, entering the Old Port and continuing towards the Old Spice Market. Walk past the old colonial houses and mosques as you discover the culture and origins of the city. Stop for lunch at one of the best restaurants in town, where you can enjoy 1 dish of seafood or biryani - a Swahili delicacy. After lunch, take a drive along Mama...

  • Malindi: City Tour & Che Shale Beach Day Trip with Transfer

    7. Malindi: City Tour & Che Shale Beach Day Trip with Transfer

    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...

  • Mombasa: Discovery Day Tour and Haller Park

    8. Mombasa: Discovery Day Tour and Haller Park

    Get picked up from your hotel and proceed to Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Hear about the long and fascinating history of the fort before it was converted into a prison in 1985, and later, into a historical landmark. The tour takes you through a maze of cobbled narrow streets, past ancient mosques and picturesque residential houses that evoke the island's medieval past. Wander under overhanging balconies and through mysterious doorways to bustling markets filled with exotic spices, fruit, and colorful fabrics.  Then, drive through the Elephant Tusks on Moi Avenue and call in at the Akamba woodcarvers, where you can see them at work and take the opportunity to purchase some of their wonderful crafts and other souvenirs. Take a break for lunch, maybe at the delicious Tamarind Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Dr. Rene Haller's Nature Park, a group of former qu...

    The guide was informative, he passed us over to a very knowledgeable person at Fort Jesus, who also took us around Mombasa Old Town , however we weren't taken to the Craft Market or to a restaurant for Lunch, so by the time we got to Haller Park, we were quite hungry, we asked for the guided tour at Haller Park as you can wander on your own, but left to us we wouldn't have bothered to see everything, it was a good day except for the 2 missing things, but be aware it's a lot of walking and we dont think Haller Park it suitable for someone with any walking issues as you walk over tree roots and mushy forest floor

  • Funzi Island Dhow Day Tour

    9. Funzi Island Dhow Day Tour

    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.

  • Mombasa: Tamarind Dinner Dhow Cruise

    10. Mombasa: Tamarind Dinner Dhow Cruise

    After being picked up from your resort or hotel, drive to the pier to begin your ultimate romantic evening cruise. Climb aboard a traditional dhow, the Nawalilkher, a 23 m long boat which was built in 1977 for trading. Meet your traditionally dressed waiter who will show you to your table. Be served a delightful welcome cocktail made with vodka, lime, honey, sugar, and crushed ice to savor with the melting sun. Fruit juice or soda is available for those who don't drink alcohol.  Watch as a live band on board begins to play as the dhow sets sail. Marvel at the picturesque setting as the dhow cruises into the sunset as you soak up the atmosphere of the music and lively chatter. Cruise around Tudor Creek and admire the panoramic view of Mombasa's Old Town and Fort Jesus. The dhow is then moored in a sheltered bay at the head of the creek. Savor a 4-course gourmet meal of finely grilled lo...

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What people are saying about Mombasa

it was a wonderful day and everything was perfectly organized. the guids on the ship were so friendly and warm that they made my day easier with their presence. the snorkeling was breathtakingly beautiful !!! the food on the island was also very tasty and on the way back the guides sang for us. made my day i can only say with your zest for life and your singing you made an already perfect day even more perfect !!! i can recommend this excursion to everyone! it was definitely worth every cheap one i paid for! well done and thanks for a wonderful day!

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.

This day tour was AMAZING!!! The beach was soooo beautiful, also, snorkeling(or you can do free diving) was such a incredible experience. It totally deserves spending 100USD for this tour.

thank you harry from orange safari everything was perfect. the guide was amazing found all the animals i was intrested in seeing. the lodge we went for lunch had an amazing view of park.

Great adventure!

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!