Malindi: City Tour & Che Shale Beach Day Trip with Transfer
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 9 hours
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...
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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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.