1. Kenya
  2. Coast Province
  3. Malindi

From Mombasa: Malindi & Cheshale Golden Beach Day-Trip

Product ID: 228394
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Enjoy a full day exploring the Nothern part of the Kenyan coast including Malindi, one of the oldest towns in the region. Visit historic churches, museums, and landmarks before eating lunch at the magical Cheshale Golden Beach restaurant.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

All North or South Coast hotels. Please note pick-ups/drop-offs from the south coast will attract an extra $15 USD.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Vasco Dagamas Pillar, one the oldest European monuments in Africa
  • Visit the Portuguese chapel built by Vasco Da Gama in 1498
  • Get close to the magnificent creatures in the Malindi Falconry
  • Go for lunch at the magical Cheshale Golden Beach Restaurant
  • Cruise along the beach and visit the Mambrui sand dunes
Full description
Start your tour of the northern Coast of Kenya with pick up from your hotel or another desired pick up point early in the morning. Meet your driver and head north for 2.5-hours towards Malindi via the Mombasa-Malindi highway. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of plantations and different landscapes along the coastline on the way.

Once you arrive in Malindi town, visit the famous Vasco da Gama Pillar which is believed to be one the oldest European monuments in Africa having been built in 1498. Discover how Malindi is among the oldest towns in Kenya and was strategically placed as a sea route to traders to and from the East Coast of Africa. Learn about how Vasco da Gama arrived in Kenya in his endeavor to find a sea route to India; the cross on top of the pillar faces the ocean and was an emblem signifying the route to India.

After the short tour here, continue on to the quaint Portuguese chapel known as St Francis Xavier Chapel located on the seafront. Admire how clocking 517 years now, the walls have defied time and still stand strong. Hear the history of how the chapel was also built by Vasco Da Gama in 1498 while passing here on his way to India.

Next, head over to the Malindi National Museum to examine the display of excavated Chinese Ming porcelain, glass, and Persian earthenware. Here, learn about the whole history of Malindi and how the city was founded started. Take the option to visit the Malindi Factory and get close to the magnificent creatures at the private zoo. Marvel at the large collection of birds of prey and other animals.

For lunch, take a short drive for about 20 km to a magical beach known as Cheshale Golden Beach in Mambrui. Enjoy your food as you take in the views of 40km of pristine sand dunes, making this area the most unique landscape on the coastline. After lunch, drive along the sand dunes and take the opportunity for a photo session in the incredible scenery. At 5 PM, get ready to start your journey back where your driver will return you to your pick-up location on the Mombasa coast.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • A La Carte menu at the Cheshale Beach restaurant
  • Round-trip private transportation
  • All fees and taxes
  • Entrance to Vasco Dagamas Pillar, Museum, Portuguese Chapel, and Malindi falconry
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/pop
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Snacks
  • Coffee/tea
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips