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TOURS IN KENYA

MOMBASA CITY TOUR BY ROAD

We start in the early morning to avoid the heat and humidity of the day.

From our Mombasa Kenya excursion directory.

A half day city and environs discovery, orientation and shopping excursion.

The half day Mombasa city tour excursion takes us back to the history of the east African coast with its Arabic and Portuguese quest for control of the trade routes.

It is a journey through the maze of narrow streets of the old town, the city market, elephant tusks, Hindu temple, the harbor entry and the Akamba woodcarving handicraft factory where we also see the artisans at work.

The Mombasa city tour is an orientation opportunity to enhance our understanding of Mombasa and the coast’s social composition and history.

Ideal for all visitor and age categories.

Book in advance.

Departs from Mombasa port, Bamburi beach, Nyali Beach, Shanzu beach, Kikambala beach, Tiwi beach, Diani beach hotels, cottages and private homes.

Highlights:

  • The Old town with it’s Swahili and Arabic culture
  • The Fort Jesus Museum, essentially a history of the East Africa Coast
  • The City food and spice market – a glimpse into the lives of the local people
  • The elephant tusks – the gateway to Mombasa
  • The Likoni Channel – Port entry into Kenya
  • The Akamba wood carving factory – local talents in art
  • Plus shopping, people and culture

Return to your hotel in time for lunch.

Departure Times > South Coast hotels Appr. 0645Hrs.
  North Coast hotels Appr. 0600Hrs.
GROUP DEPARTURE DAYS > Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

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THE TAMARIND DHOW EXPERIENCE BY ROAD

A Mombasa Kenya dining excursion.

The evening Tamarind romantic dining experience aboard a sailing dhow.

This is a sailing dhow cum restaurant offering the best in sea food and atmosphere.

The dhow excursion commences from the jetty of the famous Tamarind restaurant, one of the finest sea food restaurants in East Africa.

Ideal for honeymooners, romantics, anniversaries and small close groups.

Best booked in advance.

Departs from Mombasa city, Mombasa Port, Nyali beach, Bamburi beach, Shanzu beach, Kikambala beach, Diani beach, Tiwi beach hotels and cottages.

Arrangement includes:-

  • Night cruise on the Tudor channel
  • Excellent sea-food dinner
  • Music and drinks to go with the romantic atmosphere

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WASINI ISLAND FULL DAY EXCURSION BY ROAD

Highlights:

  • Coastal country side
  • Snorkeling
  • Dolphins
  • Seafood and swahili dishes
  • Local cultures
Departure Times > South Coast hotels Appr. 0645Hrs.
  North Coast hotels Appr. 0600Hrs.
GROUP DEPARTURE DAYS > Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

MOMBASA – WASINI ISLAND (Mombasa to Shimoni 115 kms, Appx. 2 hrs)

Approximately 0600hrs: Depart from your hotel. The early Morning drive takes us across the ferry to the South Coast where we stop briefly at Diani for breakfast at the excursions departure point. We later proceed to the historical small fishing village of Shimoni driving via coastal settlements with views of palm trees, cashew nuts, mango trees, and rice paddies.

On arrival at the Shimoni village, we pay our marine park fees and board the motorized dhows for a cruise in the marine park and the surrounding Kisite, Mpunguti Islands.

We will snorkel and marvel at the rich marine life where corals, exotic fish and sea plants are protected. As we sail in the calm waters, we will be on the lookout for the resident dolphins that approach the dhow and with their gymnastics, beckon us to join them for a swimming duel.

At Wasini Island, we will disembark and take a discovery stroll through the Island and its pure Swahili culture also visiting the giant coral garden and the adjacent mangrove swamp forest. Our guide will give us an in depth oration throughout the tour.

Later, we will settle down for an adventurous barbeque seafood lunch with local Swahili accompaniments. After a short reflective siesta, we board our dhows for the sea trip to the Shimoni jetty. Time permitting; we visit the Shimoni caves where slaves were “stored” during the old slave trading days before shipment to the Zanzibar slave market.

We bid “Kwaheri” to the village folk and start the journey to our respective hotels.

Per Person

Budget Option US$ 70  € 60
Luxury Option US$ 100  € 78

Cost includes:

  • Shared transport in a safari minivan or coach
  • Marine park fees
  • Lunch
  • Dhow and Guide
  • Pick up and drop off at respective hotel, residence or ship

Not included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snorkeling equipment included on luxury option.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Flippers & masks: hire per set Ksh. 200.00

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