Mombasa Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Mombasa Safaris & wildlife activities

Kisite Marine Park and Wasini Island Private Tour with Lunch

1. Kisite Marine Park and Wasini Island Private Tour with Lunch

Get ready to board an exclusive private boat 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 and the breeze.

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

2. 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 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 Voi Safari Lodge or 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, depart from your lodge and head to Tsavo West National Park. Replenish your energy at three meal stops throughout the day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Spend the night in Ngulia Safari Game Lodge or a similar lodge nearby. Day 3: Tsavo West to Mombasa Wake up with the sun for a pre-breakfast game viewing drive. See predators hunting in the early morning light, as their prey grazes on the vegetation. Enjoy the soft color palette that spreads across the volcanic terrain at this early hour. Head on to Mzima Springs and spot more game along the ride. Stop during the day for breakfast and get dropped off at your hotel in Mombasa by road or train.

Mombasa: Tsavo East National Park Day Tour

3. 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.

Tsavo East National Park Day Trip From Mombasa

4. Tsavo East National Park Day Trip From Mombasa

This exciting tour begins with a complimentary hotel pickup either from the north or south coast hotels. After a brief introduction, you depart from your hotel to the Tsavo East National Park. You will drive for 3 hours and start your game drive as soon as you enter the main gate. You will enjoy a hot lunch in any of the lodges in the camp. Later, go on an afternoon game drive before leaving the park at around 3.pm and heading back to your coastal hotel with a lot of memories. The sight of dust-red elephants wallowing, rolling, and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk, and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

Mombasa: City Tour with Fort Jesus & Haller Park Entrance

5. 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 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 by around 5 PM where the tour will end.

From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

6. 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. Board a double decker 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, within the seasons between May and October. Climb back onto the boat, and continue towards the Marine Park. 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 shallow dive here, where it is virtually impossible to not see a few dozen species of fish inside the main reef. On the fringe, you'll have an excellent chance of viewing the magnificent whale shark or manta rays that are seasonal visitors. The park is also home to 3 species of sea turtles that nest on the beaches. After snorkeling, head over to the white sandy beaches where you will be allowed to step off the boat for a swim in the crystal clear blue waters for a while. Then set sail for Sudi Island where you can enjoy the views of the lush green mangroves along the creek side. A t around 1 PM arrive on the island where you'll receive a warm welcome and little entertainment. Enjoy a seafood lunch then take a guided canoe ride into the mangrove forest. Depart from the island at around 4 PM and return to the marine park, where your driver will be waiting for you to return you back to your pick-up location. 

Tsavo East National Park: Overnight Safari from Mombasa

7. Tsavo East National Park: Overnight Safari from Mombasa

You will be picked early in the morning and then drive to Tsavo East National Park, which is about 150km from Mombasa. Enter the park through Bachuma gate.  Driving in the park you will have the chance to see lots of animals such as zebras, antelopes, lions, buffalos, leopards, giraffes and also a variety of different types of bird species.  The park is most famous for the “Red Elephants of Tsavo”, which have a reddish body because of the dark sand that they apply on their bodies to protect them from insects.  After your first game drive, you will check in at your accommodation and enjoy lunch. You will be staying at the Voi Safari Lodge, Zomeni Lion Hill or another similar premium-style hotel accommodation, based on availability. After lunch, head out on an afternoon game drive. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at your accommodation.  On the second day, you will have an early breakfast at 6:00 AM and then check out of your accommodation. You’ll then embark on your early morning game drive, which is a great time to see wildlife feeding. After the morning game drive, you’ll leave the park and be driven back to your beach hotel, arriving in time for lunch.

Tsavo East National Park: 2-Day Tour from Mombasa

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Mombasa

Overall rating

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There is only one word for this activity that sums it all up: Breathtaking. We were picked up from our hotel at 5 a.m. & had a good three hour drive (which was due to our hotel location). The driver & guide Ismail told us a lot about his country on the outward and return journey and answered countless questions. The trip alone was worth the money. Arrived at the destination we met our captain who also has an incredible knowledge of the waters and the animals that live there, so we had the chance to see dolphins and even whales which have been sighted off the island the last few days. We are one Followed the animals for a while and observed them well before we drove to the dive spot, where we experienced a breathtaking underwater life that will stay in our memories forever. After the insights we went to the wonderful food, followed by the island & cave visit. Book & be enchanted!Asante sana

It was a super organized tour with unforgettable experiences! Our guide was great and we had a great time together. Except for the rhino, we were able to observe all of the Big 5 in their natural environment and got very close to them. They are memories that no one can take away from us and that we will never forget :) The lunch was also great! During the meal we had a wonderful view of the park and saw elephants :) Deserved 5 stars, we'll be back!

What an amazing day!! Our driver was so nice and accommodating! We saw baby sharks and dolphins (as promised in the activity description) and the Sudi Island is gorgeous. You simply must go on the canoe ride to the mangrove forest, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Overall, 10 out 10.

The day was magnificent and the crew was amazing. From Mackenzie, who came to pick us up very early and Ismail who drove us there and back, to the excursion boat captain and the restaurant in Wasini, we really enjoyed our time. Kudos for a great organisation and wonderful service.

We had a super good day with sweet guides, delicious, fresh lunch and some beautiful experiences. Can definitely be recommended.