Full Day Mombasa City Tour
Mombasa Kenya Day Tour
You will be picked from your hotel early in the morning and drive to Mombasa, a distance of 30 kms from Diani or 15 Km from Mombasa Hotels. Visit the Akamba wood curving Factory. Akamba hand craft is one of the largest wood carvings industry in Kenya, where you will find approximately 5000 people all working with hands to produce the beautiful African curvings.. You will also have the chance to see the iron elephant tusks which are found along Moi Avenue built in 1952 in the memory of visit by princes Margret.
Fort Jezus Mombasa
Visit the Fort Jesus which was built by the Portuguese in 1593 by architecture from Goa. It later became the government prison during the British colonial period in 1947. Fort Jesus was named fort because the Portuguese were Christians and they sailed with the flag of Jesus. It was built mainly for protection and to control the harbor of Mombasa. There arose war between the Arabs and the Portuguese from 1593 - 1729 where many of them died due to starvation and yellow fever. You will also explore the old town where you will walk along the narrow streets and visit the old harbor where you will see the old Arabic boats and one of the oldest mahindry mosque found near the old harbor. Proceed to the market where you will learn about the food spices, foods and vegetables. Meet different traders buying and selling different types of goods. Proceed for lunch at the centre of Mombasa city or by request, at Tamarind restaurant which is built on the shores of the Indian Ocean on the northern coast.
Haller Park Mombasa
After lunch, visit the Haller park. Haller Park is a small 7 sq km reclaimed aquarium park where you may feed the giraffes, see the crocodiles and hippos feeding. This is private sanctuary.The landscape is attractive covered by casuarinas, bamboos and eucalyptus trees. It is home to buffalos, eland antelopes, giraffes, water bucks, oryx, snakes, crocodiles, hippos, tortoise and different types of birds’ species. Mombasa is an island covering an area of 15 km2 and the second largest city in Kenya after Nairobi.
You will proceed back to your beach hotel.