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  1. Kenya
  2. Coast Province
  3. Mombasa

Mombasa: City Tour with Fort Jesus & Haller Park Entrance

Product ID: 228922
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Discover the culture and history of Mombasa on a full-day city tour. Discover Fort Jesus and the old town as you walk through Mombasa's past and present. Feed the giraffes at Haller Park also known for its Game Sanctuary and Reptile Park.
About this activity
Duration 7 - 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

A driver will be waiting for you at the entrance of your residence or reception area at your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of Fort Jesus and learn about its history
  • Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town and the spice market
  • Enjoy a mouth watering lunch at one of the best restaurants in town
  • Drive along the famous Mama Ngina drive towards the Elephants Tusks landmark
  • Visit Haller Park game sanctuary and reptile park for a thrilling afternoon
Full description
Begin the day trip with pick-up from your hotel or desired location in Mombasa at around 8 AM. Drive through the city center towards the historical old town of Kibokoni where you will find the famous Fort Jesus Museum. Find out how this building was designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Battista and was built between 1593 and 1596 by the order of King Philip of Portugal to guard the old port of Mombasa.

Learn everything there is to be learned about Mombasa and how it evolved. After that, pass the Mombasa Club, Africa Hotel, Mandhry Mosque, Government Square, entering the Old Port and continuing towards the Old Spice Market. Walk past the old colonial houses and mosques as you discover the culture and origins of the city. Stop for lunch at one of the best restaurants in town, where you can enjoy 1 dish of seafood or biryani - a Swahili delicacy.

After lunch, take a drive along Mama Ngina to admire the scenic views of where the Mombasa Island ends and the ocean begins. See the Likoni Ferry channel which connects the North to the South Coast, then stop at the famous Pembe za Ndovu Elephant Tusk sculpture which can be found on the back of the local currency. Find out how this sculpture represents how Mombasa historical symbolised the gateway to the Arab ivory trade. Stop here to take photos or do a little shopping.

Later in the afternoon, head over to Haller Park in time to feed the giraffes. Discover how a barren landscape of disused limestone quarries was convereted into a vibrant and diverse ecosystem of forest, grasslands, and ponds. Currently, Haller Park plays host to a variety of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes as well as smaller mammals and birds. The Park consists of a Game Sanctuary, Reptile Park, small demonstration Fish Farm area, Palm Garden, Crocodile pens and a giraffe viewing platform. 

Choose to explore Haller Park or continue on Akamba Handicraft market, which is the local association of handicraft artisans that manages the production and sale of wooden carvings and other souvenirs in Mombasa. Return to your accommodation by around 5 PM where the tour will end.
Includes
  • Round-trip private transportation
  • All fees and taxes
  • Fort Jesus entrance fee and guide
  • Haller Park entrance fees and guide
  • Lunch at the fort seafood & pizzeria restaurant in the old town (1 dish per person)
  • 1 bottle of drinking water
  • 1 bottle of soda during lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Coffee or tea
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users