Enjoy a visit to the famous Fort Jesus and explore charming Mombasa’s Old Town. Taste a delicious local dish and end your tour with a call to the fascinating Haller Park. Admire its tropical vegetation and take a close look to wild animals including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, and crocodiles.
DURATION: 7 hours
MEETING POINT: Pick you up from your hotel
LANGUAGE/S: English, Swahili
STARTING TIME: 8.00 am
OPENING SEASONS: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Tour is suitable for everyone
What is included✔ Hotel pickup and drop-off
✔ Transport by private vehicle
✔ Entrance fee to Fort Jesus and Haller Park
✔ Experienced guide
✔ A bottle of water
✔ Lunch (Swahili delicacy of either pilau or Biriani)
✖ Soft drinks and snacks during the tour
✖ Items of a personal nature and gratuities
✖ Personal travel insurance
Highlights◾ Tour the historic Fort Jesus and the vibrant old town
◾ Explore the fascinating culture and history of Mombasa
◾ Visit the famous Haller Park and admire the wild animals and its tropical vegetation
DescriptionGet picked up from your hotel as early as 8.00 am and cross the Nyali bridge heading to Mombasa old town. your tour starts with a visit of impressive Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Listen from your guide the fascinating history of the fort and how it was converted into a prison in 1985 before finally, it took its place as one of the important historical landmarks of Mombasa.
Your tour continues through a maze of narrow alleys, picturesque houses, old mosques and crowded, markets packed with exotic spice and fruits, before you break for lunch to try a Swahili delicacy of either pilau or biriani in a traditional restaurant and get the feel of the distinctive local cuisine.
After your lunch break drive through the famous Elephant Tusks landmark on Moi Avenue. The Tasks symbolised Mombasa as the gateway to the ivory trade during the Arab trade era. Take time for some memorable pictures of the vibrant city centre and its buzzing tuk-tuks swirling around in the streets.
In the afternoon, visit Haller's Nature Park, a fascinating place at the heart of the city, home to many animals, including, among other smaller mammals and birds, hippos, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, and crocodiles. The Park is a great place and it features a reptile park, a fish farm, a palm garden and a giraffe-viewing platform where you will have the opportunity, depending on the time of the visit, to feed these majestic animals. The park is home to a large diversity of vegetation and includes several rare and endangered species.
Your tour ends with your transportation back to your hotel.
Who can come/Other requirementsThe tour is not wheelchair accessible
Additional InfoPlease ensure that you have sunscreen and hats to protect you from the sun. And carry some identification with you to access the tour venues.