Mombasa Full Day City Tour With A Local Guide
OverviewMombasa is famous for beach tours and relaxation. But in between your beach days, you can decide to familiarize yourself with famous touristic sites. Discover Mombasas diverse cultures and history on a full-day tour that explores cobblestone streets, vibrant markets, and local cuisine. With an experienced guide to introduce the best of the city, youll see the Fort Jesus Museum, old towns Old Dhow Harbor, the Mombasa bazaar, the famous changamwe sovenirs workshops and more, pausing to shop for handmade souvenirs along the way. This guided Mombasa tour includes lunch at Tamarind Mombasa, a seaside restaurant thats beloved for great seafood and views of the water.
Know More about this tourOur guide shall pick you early in the morning from your beach or city hotel. A visit to old town reveals the rich culture and architectural heritage of Mombasa with a fascinating history dating back to 200 AD, Mombasa is the largest port in East Africa. Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. The site chosen was a coral ridge at the entrance to the harbor and was built to secure the safety of Portuguese living on the East Coast of Africa. It has had a long history of hostilities of the interested parties that used to live in Mombasa. Omani Arabs attacked the Fort from 1696 to 1698. Between 1837 and 1895, the Fort was used as barracks for the soldier. Your day takes you down an intriguing maze of cobbled narrow streets, ancient mosques and picturesque residential houses evoke the islands medieval past, overhanging balconies and through mysterious doorways to bustling markets filled with exotic spice, fruit and colorful fabrics. Then drive through the Elephant Tusks on Moi Avenue and call in at the Akamba woodcarvers, where you can see the carvers at work and a great opportunity to purchase some of the wonderful crafts and other souvenirs of your stay in Africa. Lunch at the Tamarind Restaurant or Dhow (Seafood Lunch on an Arab Dhow or Restaurant (If minimum number of 20 Pax are achieved, then lunch is on the Dhow. Same menu is served on the Dhow or Restaurant ) overlooking the sea - Non Seafood & Veg options available). In the afternoon, visit the Haller Park, former quarries now reforested and home to many animals. Currently, Haller Park plays host to a variety of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes, crocodiles as well as smaller mammals and birds. The Park consists of a Game Sanctuary, Reptile Park, a small demonstration Fish Farm area, Palm Garden, Crocodile Pens and a Giraffe viewing platform, offering a variety of attractions at the various points to educate and entertain the over 160,000 visitors who visit the park every year. 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 haven for botanist. The tour ends with a visit to Mamba village. Mamba Village Crocodile Farm in Mombasa has crocodiles from all categories/stages, from giant (Big Daddy -Man eater) crocodiles to baby crocodiles (just hatched) and the white crocodiles. The firm has a feeding time schedule every day at 5 pm and it is incredible to see this experience as the crocodiles jump up few metre from their pool to grab a bite of meat.
We later drop you to your hotel after this wonderful tour.
Inclusions for Mombasa Full Day City Tour With A Local Guide
- Bottled water
- Lunch at the famous tamarind resturant
- Admission tickets
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Walking tour
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
Exclusions for Mombasa Full Day City Tour With A Local Guide
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is formal
A small amount of walking is involved
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.