Bombolulu Workshops : The Bobmbolulu workshops are located along the north coast ofMombasa. Founded in 1969, Bombolulu Workshops is a Project of the Association for the Physically Disabled in Kenya (APDK). It is a major tourist attraction which consists of a Cultural Centre with 8 traditional homesteads.
Hindu Temples : Hindu temples are one of the many symbols ofMombasa’s cultural diversity.Temples are a popular tourist spot and a tour can usually be taken inside the temple, with a historical background of the particular temple given by one of the temple gurus.
Mombasa Tusks : TheMombasa “Tusks” are symbolic representations of entrance into the heart of the town. The tusks were built to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth to the town in 1952, as they lay directly on the path from the port to the town. Ivory was considered to be an exquisite commodity during the time, and in essence the tusks were meant to embrace the Queen and theBritish Empire into the town.
Old Town : “OldTown” is the part ofMombasa that is reminiscent of the days when the Arabs exerted a heavy influence on the town and its culture, and especially in the architecture and language (Kiswahili has a lot of phrases derived from various Arabic dialects). It is well known for its ancient buildings, extravagant art designs and curio shops that sell antique and popular Kenyan souvenirs.OldTown is best seen when explored by foot with an experienced guide, as the streets are too narrow to accommodate a large number of vehicles.
Bike the Coast : Discover the realAfrica by cycling off the beaten track. See local people in their settlements and traditional African villages, palm- and mango-tree forests. Enjoy fantastic views on Creeks and theMombasaNorthCoast area. Ride through the bush along theIndian Ocean or different climate zones.
Haller Park :HallerPark is the largest animal sanctuary inMombasa. Located next to the Bamburi Cement Factory, the Park boasts an enormous variety of animals, reptiles, insects and botanical gardens. Walking along the trail is the ideal way to look at the various animals, and on many occasions holding or feeding a reptile such as a snake is allowed under close supervision of a guide.
Educational videos are also shown, with emphasis on the history and continuous improvement of the trail. It was previously a barren piece of land that had been stripped of its resources through limestone mining, and was redeveloped through reforestation and conservation efforts, and is now a habitat for a large number of flora and fauna species.
Mamba Village :MambaVillage, which is situated in Nyali, isEast Africa’s largest crocodile farm. A tour of the farm starts with a movie on the life cycle and behaviour of crocodiles, followed by a comprehensive tour of the rest of farm, and ends with the highlight of the day: a spectacular scene of blood-thirsty crocodiles fighting for food during feeding time. Excellent cuisine is available at the Mamba Restaurant, and the house specialty is superbly grilled crocodile meat. Souvenirs of your visit can be bought at the Mamba Souvenir shop located within the village.
Shimba Hills National Park : Shimba Hills is the name of the hills rising above the palm-fringed reaches of Kenya’s coastline. Surrounded by a forested area of approximately 24’000 hectares, the park has a unique wooded ecosystem rich in flora but also in fauna – with all the same elephants, giraffes and the rare sable antelopes.
Vegetation is very dense therefore the few pastures and grasslands available are the best places to view animals who usually move towards rivers to drink and plains to graze. They are on eastern side of the park near the Giriama point, the Longo forest or the Buffalo ridge. Because it is very hot, animals stay in the forest during the day and no animals are seen. The best time to visit is late afternoon.
The main attraction of the park are the Sheldrick falls, an impressive 25 meters high waterfall of fresh spring water, and its marked footpath in gallery forest to see the falls.
Mombasa By Night Dinner Cruise: Enjoy the beautiful sunset as you cruise across the Tudor creek to the old port in one of the ancient Arabian dhows. This cruise will be a truly memorable one.
The cruise starts at 5.30 when you are picked from your hotel and driven to the Jahazi Marine Jetty on Tudor Creek. Sail across the creek to arrive at the old pot where you will be taken for a guided walk through the old town and into theFortJesus, an old monument built by the Portuguese centuries ago.
Portuguese and Arab fire torch bearers welcome you to witness an amazing sound and light show followed by a delicious dinner that is served alfresco in the inner courtyard ofFortJesus. After dinner at around 9.30pm you be driven back to your hotel.
Tamarind Dhow : The dinner cruise commences at 6.30 pm. The dhow begins with a welcome “Dawa” cocktail as it sails smoothly towardsFortJesus.
The live band plays beautiful songs from the latest hits to the classic golden oldies as you enjoy the twinkling lights ofMombasaand the starlit skies that provide idyllic surroundings for a delicious, romantic seafood dinner meticulously prepared in Swahili style on the deck.
The resident band on board offers a wide choice of dance music, from the latest hits to the golden oldies as the Dhow gently glides back to the Tamarind Jetty by 10.30 pm.
Arrangements for pick-up and drop off to your hotel can be made.