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Mombasa: Discovery Day Tour and Haller Park

1. 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 quarries now reforested and home to many animals, including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, and crocodiles.  The park offers a variety of attractions that educate and entertain the over 160,000 annual visitors, among them a game sanctuary, reptile park, a small demonstration fish farm area, palm garden, crocodile pens, and a giraffe-viewing platform. The diversity of vegetation is considerable, from mangrove palms and majestic indigenous shade trees to coastal forests where several of these plants are rare and endangered: a true haven for botanists. Later, return to your hotel in Mombasa.

Shore Excursion:Mombasa City Half Day Tour.

2. 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.

Mombasa City Half Day Walking Tour And Street Food Tasting.

3. Mombasa City Half Day Walking Tour And Street Food Tasting.

Begin the day trip with pick-up from your hotel or desired location in Mombasa. 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 Ngina to admire the scenic views of where the Mombasa Island ends and the ocean begins. See the Likoni Ferry channel which connects the North to the South Coast, then stop at the famous Pembe za Ndovu Elephant Tusk sculpture which can be found on the back of the local currency. Find out how this sculpture represents how Mombasa historical symbolised the gateway to the Arab ivory trade. Stop here to take photos or do a little shopping. Later in the afternoon, head over to Haller Park in time to feed the giraffes. Discover how a barren landscape of disused limestone quarries was convereted into a vibrant and diverse ecosystem of forest, grasslands, and ponds. Currently, Haller Park plays host to a variety of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes as well as smaller mammals and birds. The Park consists of a Game Sanctuary, Reptile Park, small demonstration Fish Farm area, Palm Garden, Crocodile pens and a giraffe viewing platform. Choose to explore Haller Park or continue on Akamba Handicraft market, which is the local association of handicraft artisans that manages the production and sale of wooden carvings and other souvenirs in Mombasa. Return to your accommodation where the tour will end.

Mombasa City Tour: Fort Jesus Museum, Old Town & Haller Park

4. Mombasa City Tour: Fort Jesus Museum, Old Town & Haller Park

Mombasa City Tour offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Explore historical landmarks, vibrant Swahili culture, stunning coastal views, wildlife encounters, and delicious cuisine. It's a unique and memorable experience. 9 am: Pick-up from your hotel in Mombasa or Diani 9:30 am: Mombasa Tusks Start your day by visiting the iconic Mombasa Tusks, a symbolic landmark representing the entrance to the city. Take some memorable photos and learn about the historical significance of these tusks. 10 am: Mama Ngina Waterfront Head to the Mama Ngina Waterfront, a beautiful public space along the coastline. Enjoy the stunning views of the Indian Ocean, take a leisurely walk along the promenade, and relax in the shaded areas. Experience the vibrant atmosphere and maybe try some street food from the local vendors. 11 am: Fort Jesus Museum Proceed to Fort Jesus, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the museum located within the fort, which showcases artefacts and exhibits detailing the history of Mombasa. Learn about the Portuguese and Arab influences and the fort's role in the region's maritime trade. 12:30 pm: Mombasa Old Town Next, venture into the historic Mombasa Old Town. Take a guided walking tour through its narrow streets lined with Swahili-style architecture, vibrant markets, and colourful buildings. Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage, visit local shops, and learn about the traditions and customs of the area. 1:30 pm: Optional Lunch in Old Town Take a break for lunch in one of the local restaurants in Mombasa Old Town. Indulge in traditional Swahili cuisine, such as biryani, pilau, or fresh seafood dishes. Enjoy the flavours while taking in the ambiance of this charming neighbourhood. 3 pm: Haller Park Tour After lunch, head to Haller Park, a unique wildlife sanctuary and nature reserve. Explore the park's trails, where you can encounter giraffes, zebras, hippos, and a variety of bird species. Take a guided tour to learn about the conservation efforts and the park's reforestation projects. 5 pm: Return to your hotel Bid farewell to Mombasa's attractions as you travel back to your hotel. Take this time to relax, reflect on the day's experiences, and appreciate the beauty of the city.

Mombasa City Historical Walking Tour.

5. Mombasa City Historical Walking Tour.

Tour Description. Welcome, fellow adventurers! I'm excited to share with you the hidden gems of Mombasa, Kenya. Join me on a journey through the city's fascinating history and vibrant culture with this tour.As we begin our adventure, we'll explore the heart of Mombasa's old town, which dates back to the 12th century. We'll wander through its narrow alleys, marvel at the intricately carved doors, and admire the beautiful architecture that blends African, Arab, and Portuguese influences. You'll discover the stories behind the landmarks, such as the Fort Jesus Museum, where you'll learn about the Portuguese invasion and the famous Mombasa Tusks symbolize the entrance to the city. Our tour continues to the bustling markets of Mombasa, where you'll be immersed in the colorful sights, sounds, and smells of the city. We'll pass by the spice market and see the different spices that have been traded in Mombasa for centuries. You'll also visit the fish market, where you can witness the local fishermen bringing in their catch of the day. But that's not all; our journey takes us to one of the most spectacular and unique tourist destinations in Mombasa, the Haller Park. Here you'll discover the beauty of nature with a visit to the wildlife sanctuary, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including giraffes, zebras, and crocodiles. You'll also learn about the park's conservation efforts to protect the environment. The list of places are: ✓Fort Jesus. ✓Mama Ngina waterfront. ✓Old town. ✓Marikiti market ✓Nyali, pirates, Bamburi. ✓Mombasa tusks. ✓Haller park. ✓Mamba village. ✓Dhow tours. ✓Culture. ✓Street Food. Join me on this fascinating journey of discovery through the streets of Mombasa, and you'll leave with a deep appreciation for the city's history, culture, and people. Book your tour now and let's explore the magic of Mombasa together!

Mombasa:Private Shore Excursion And City Walking Tour.

6. Mombasa:Private Shore Excursion And City Walking Tour.

Shore Excursion Tour of Mombasa City is ideal for travelers on a cruise looking for cruise ship excursions from Mombasa. Traditional dancers awaiting visitors to disembark from a cruise ship at the Port of Mombasa is the typical welcome one receives in the coastal town of Kenya - Mombasa. Dressed in colorful "lesso" skirts and painted body art, the dancers sway in vigor following the upbeat African rhythm of the drums and other traditional musical instruments. There will be vociferous ululation and sonorous drumming expressing authenticity of the African spirit. The tour will start immediately after the ship docs and end on time so that the guests can return back to the port in good time. Alternatively, we can pick you up and drop you off at your preferred location within Mombasa. The Shore Excursion Tour will start with a Pick up from the Kilindini port and walk a few distance to get to Likoni channel and enter the city.You will have a chance for Full Exploration of the pre-historic site of Fort Jesus as well as Mombasa old town. After that you will Visit the Mombasa "tusks" for historical adventure and amazing photography and return to Barka or Swahili Dishes for Lunch. After lunch you will visit the Haller Park for a guided Nature Walk and get an experience to feed and get close and personal with the Giraffes. You will head to Mama Ngina drive to enjoy some cassava chips as we enjoy the amazing view of the Mombasa island and Kilindini Harbour.At the End of tour,we drop you back to the port. Meal Plan: Mbaazi, chapati, Swahili tea for breakfast. Coconut rice served with fish, or chicken biriyani, or pilau (local coastal dishes), seconded with a glass of fresh juice for Lunch. Tour Highlights: ✓Old town of Mombasa with Swahili and Arabic culture. ✓Fort Jesus Museum - synonymous with the history of the East African Coast. ✓Food and spice market - a glimpse into the lives of the local people. ✓Trademark Elephant tusks - the gateway to Mombasa. ✓Likoni Channel - Port entry into Kenya. ✓Akamba wood carving factory - local talents in arts. ✓Haller park-Feed and get close with giraffes. ✓Shopping, people and local culture. ✓Mama Ngina Water front. ✓Swahili dishes and street food tasting.

Mombasa City Historical Guided Walking Tour.

7. Mombasa City Historical Guided Walking Tour.

Begin the day trip with pick-up from your hotel or desired location in Mombasa. 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. Later, take a drive along Mama Ngina to admire the scenic views of where the Mombasa Island ends and the ocean begins. See the Likoni Ferry channel which connects the North to the South Coast, then stop at the famous Pembe za Ndovu Elephant Tusk sculpture which can be found on the back of the local currency. Find out how this sculpture represents how Mombasa historical symbolised the gateway to the Arab ivory trade. Stop here to take photos or do a little shopping. Later in the afternoon, head over to Haller Park in time to feed the giraffes. Discover how a barren landscape of disused limestone quarries was convereted into a vibrant and diverse ecosystem of forest, grasslands, and ponds. Currently, Haller Park plays host to a variety of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes as well as smaller mammals and birds. The Park consists of a Game Sanctuary, Reptile Park, small demonstration Fish Farm area, Palm Garden, Crocodile pens and a giraffe viewing platform. Choose to explore Haller Park or continue on Akamba Handicraft market, which is the local association of handicraft artisans that manages the production and sale of wooden carvings and other souvenirs in Mombasa.

Mombasa Walking and Street Food Tasting Tour.

8. Mombasa Walking and Street Food Tasting Tour.

Tour Description. Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure through the bustling streets of Mombasa? Join me on a walk through the city's vibrant neighborhoods to explore the best street food that this coastal city has to offer. Throughout the tour, I'll share stories about Mombasa's history, culture, and traditions, and how they have influenced the local cuisine. As a food enthusiast and a Mombasa local, I am passionate about sharing the city's culinary delights with travelers and foodies from around the world. This tour is not your typical food excursion - it's a journey for the senses, where we will be immersed in the sights, smells, and flavors of Mombasa's rich culinary traditions. We'll be visiting at least 5 different street food spots that offer a unique taste of Mombasa's diverse cultures. Our first stop is a popular joint for locals, where we will indulge in crispy Viazi karai and Bhajia served with tangy tamarind sauce. Then, we'll head over to a traditional coffee and tea spot where you'll get to taste the best Kenyan coffee and tea while learning about the history and culture behind these beloved beverages. Next, we'll visit a street food stall that specializes in beef and chicken skewers, Shawarma, and sugarcane juice - a refreshing and popular drink among locals. We'll then take a stroll to the seafood spot, where we'll feast on fresh octopus, prawns, and lobsters cooked to perfection. Our final stop will be the perfect sweet ending - Madafu, a refreshing coconut water drink, paired with cassava chips, mabuyu, and achari, which are all must-try local delicacies. The tour starts and ends at Posta, a convenient location in the heart of the city. Vegetarians and vegans are welcome to join us, as we have a variety of options available. It's also important to note that we may visit other spots not highlighted, and we recommend bringing at least $25 for the food and your transport. Some portions may be large, so if we are many, the better. The more, the merrier! You will also visit the following places. ✓Fort Jesus museum ✓Pembe Za Ndovu. ✓Old Mombasa Town. ✓Mombasa city streets. ✓Mama Ngina water front. ✓Likoni Channel. ✓Haller park. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience - book your spot today and let's discover the flavors of Mombasa together!

Mombasa: Discovery Day Tour and Haller Park

9. 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 quarries now reforested and home to many animals, including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, and crocodiles.  The park offers a variety of attractions that educate and entertain the over 160,000 annual visitors, among them a game sanctuary, reptile park, a small demonstration fish farm area, palm garden, crocodile pens, and a giraffe-viewing platform. The diversity of vegetation is considerable, from mangrove palms and majestic indigenous shade trees to coastal forests where several of these plants are rare and endangered: a true haven for botanists. Later, return to your hotel in Mombasa.

Mombasa City street Food Tasting And Historical Walking Tour

10. Mombasa City street Food Tasting And Historical Walking Tour

Are you a street food lover? Well, if you are, this is a must-do thing in Mombasa. I'll take you to the most authentic street food joints in town so you try our famous street foods. We have a lot of varieties and depending on your taste buds, we can go on and on sampling each. We will go to at least 5 joints for maximum enjoyment. The tour starts and ends at Posta. Itinerary: 1st Spot: Viazi karai, bhajia in tarmarind sauce 2nd Spot Coffee and tea spot. 3rd Spot. Beef/chicken skewer berbecue/Shawarma/sugarcane juice and other fresh juices. 4th spot. Seafood. Octopus, prawns, lobsters 5th Spot Madafu, cassava chips, mabuyu, achari - This a reminder that before you come to this tour, please don't eat so much! - Vegetarians and Vegans are welcome as well, we have a variety of options - Also, we may go to other spots not highlighted and have at least $15 for the food. Some portions may be large so if we are many, the better. The more the merrier. You will also tour the street of Mombasa visiting: ✓Old Mombasa town. ✓Fort Jesus. ✓Haller park. ✓Pirates beach. ✓Mama Ngina water front park. ✓Pembe za ndovu. The tour will help you experience the local life of Swahili people,food and culture as well as learning history of Mombasa . Book with us for a magical and unforgettable experience in Mombasa Kenya.

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Very great tour, professional guide who told us a lot about Mombasa. The hot spots we visited were also very interesting.

Very interesting exchange with the guide and the driver. The visit to the wood factory is incredible. Enriching visit.

It was a perfect day! Athumani, our driver, accompanied us around the city in extreme safety and was good company

This was a great day. Our guide was very accommodating. He patiently waited while we explored the park.

My to guides where open and friendly and very knowledgeable about the places we visited.