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

    1. 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: City Tour with Fort Jesus & Haller Park Entrance

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

  • Tsavo East National Park and Salt Lick 3-Day, 2-Night Safari

    5. Tsavo East National Park and Salt Lick 3-Day, 2-Night Safari

    • Day 1: Mombasa to Tsavo East National Park. After early-morning pickup from your hotel in Mombasa or Diani Beach, head straight for Tsavo East National Park, arriving in time for a morning game drive. As you move through the stunning park, keep your eyes peeled for a chance to spot red elephants, lions, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, zebras, leopards, and more.  Afterwards, you’ll check in at the lodge and sit down for lunch. Relax until 4:00 PM, at which point it’s time for a 2-hour evening game drive, followed by dinner, and an overnight stay at either the Voi Wildlife Lodge or Zomeni Lion Hill Lodge. • Day 2: Tsavo East National Park – Taita Hill Wildlife Sanctuary. After an early-morning game drive in the national park, settle in for breakfast. After breakfast, proceed with another game drive en route to Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. After arrivi...

  • Funzi Island Dhow Day Tour

    6. 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.

  • Tsavo East National Park: 2-Day Tour from Mombasa

    7. Tsavo East National Park: 2-Day Tour from Mombasa

    Day 1: Mombasa - Tsavo East Start your 2-day adventure with a pick-up from your Mombasa hotel or Airport in the morning and drive to Tsavo East National Park, a sanctuary famous for its abundance of elephants and man-eating lions, truly an animal lovers paradise. You will arrive via game en-route to Voi safari lodge in time for lunch. Later In the afternoon, you will also get to enjoy game drives in the park. After your drive you will return to your lodge for dinner and a relaxing overnight stay. Day 2: Tsavo East – Mombasa Start your day with a delicious, early morning breakfast. Once finished you will check out of your accommodation and set out on a morning game drive. Later in the day you will depart for Mombasa, stopping for a spot of lunch on the way. After lunch you will proceed to Mombasa arriving late in the evening at your hotel or Moi International Airport.

  • Tsavo East and West: 3-Day Wildlife Safari From Mombasa

    8. Tsavo East and West: 3-Day Wildlife Safari From Mombasa

    Take a break from modern city life and embark on an exhilarating adventure with an expert local guide on a 3-day, 2-night wildlife safari in Tsavo East and West National Park. Day 1: Mombasa to Tsavo East Start your tour with a morning hotel pickup from Mombasa and ride along the Mombasa-Nairobi road to Bachuma Gate in Tsavo East National Park. Begin your first 10-hour game drive and track the paths of elephants, cheetah, giraffe, and antelope. Visit the famous Aruba dam where animals gather in droves especially during the dry season. Recharge your energy with stops for lunch and dinner during the day, and recuperate at night at the Ashnil Aruba Game Lodge or one of the other comfortable lodges nearby. Day 2: Tsavo East to Tsavo West Wake up after a rejuvenating night's rest and join an early morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast, de...

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What people are saying about Mombasa

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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

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.

Good TOUR.

Great snorkeling, too short perhaps. At the end, a little too much on asking for tips, feel a bit pushy.

The trip is interesting but be prepared for some time spent in a bus and on a boat.