Mombasa: Discovery Day Tour and Haller Park

Mombasa: Discovery Day Tour and Haller Park

From $101 per person

Explore Mombasa’s Old Town and the surrounding nature on a full-day guided tour that includes entrance fees, all activities, and roundtrip hotel transport. Get the perfect introduction to the city with a local guide, who will share stories about Mombasa.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Mombasa
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the culture and history of Mombasa
  • Visit the historical Fort Jesus
  • Stroll through Haller Park, spotting lots of animals along the way
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transport
  • Entrance to Fort Jesus
  • Walk to the Old Town and spices shop
  • Visit to the Mombasa landmark
  • Visit to the Hindu Temple
  • Visit to the craft market
  • Visit to Haller Park
  • Lunch at a local Swahili restaurant
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Visually impaired people
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol and drugs
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 / 5

    based on 1 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
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    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

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    March 15, 2020

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    Product ID: 249722