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Mombasa: Discovery Day Tour and Haller Park

1. Mombasa: Discovery Day Tour and Haller Park

Get picked up from your hotel and proceed to Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century. Hear about the long and fascinating history of the fort before it was converted into a prison in 1985, and later, into a historical landmark. The tour takes you through a maze of cobbled narrow streets, past ancient mosques and picturesque residential houses that evoke the island's medieval past. Wander under overhanging balconies and through mysterious doorways to bustling markets filled with exotic spices, fruit, and colorful fabrics.  Then, drive through the Elephant Tusks on Moi Avenue and call in at the Akamba woodcarvers, where you can see them at work and take the opportunity to purchase some of their wonderful crafts and other souvenirs. Take a break for lunch, maybe at the delicious Tamarind Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Dr. Rene Haller's Nature Park, a group of former quarries now reforested and home to many animals, including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, and crocodiles.  The park offers a variety of attractions that educate and entertain the over 160,000 annual visitors, among them a game sanctuary, reptile park, a small demonstration fish farm area, palm garden, crocodile pens, and a giraffe-viewing platform. The diversity of vegetation is considerable, from mangrove palms and majestic indigenous shade trees to coastal forests where several of these plants are rare and endangered: a true haven for botanists. Later, return to your hotel in Mombasa.

Tsavo East National Park: Overnight Safari from Mombasa

2. Tsavo East National Park: Overnight Safari from Mombasa

You will be picked early in the morning and then drive to Tsavo East National Park, which is about 150km from Mombasa. Enter the park through Bachuma gate.  Driving in the park you will have the chance to see lots of animals such as zebras, antelopes, lions, buffalos, leopards, giraffes and also a variety of different types of bird species.  The park is most famous for the “Red Elephants of Tsavo”, which have a reddish body because of the dark sand that they apply on their bodies to protect them from insects.  After your first game drive, you will check in at your accommodation and enjoy lunch. You will be staying at the Voi Safari Lodge, Zomeni Lion Hill or another similar premium-style hotel accommodation, based on availability. After lunch, head out on an afternoon game drive. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at your accommodation.  On the second day, you will have an early breakfast at 6:00 AM and then check out of your accommodation. You’ll then embark on your early morning game drive, which is a great time to see wildlife feeding. After the morning game drive, you’ll leave the park and be driven back to your beach hotel, arriving in time for lunch.

Tsavo East and West: 3-Day Wildlife Safari From Mombasa

3. Tsavo East and West: 3-Day Wildlife Safari From Mombasa

Take a break from modern city life and embark on an exhilarating adventure with an expert local guide on a 3-day, 2-night wildlife safari in Tsavo East and West National Park. Day 1: Mombasa to Tsavo East Start your tour with a morning hotel pickup from Mombasa and ride along the Mombasa-Nairobi road to Bachuma Gate in Tsavo East National Park. Begin your first 10-hour game drive and track the paths of elephants, cheetah, giraffe, and antelope. Visit the famous Aruba dam where animals gather in droves especially during the dry season. Recharge your energy with stops for lunch and dinner during the day, and recuperate at night at the Ashnil Aruba Game Lodge or one of the other comfortable lodges nearby. Day 2: Tsavo East to Tsavo West Wake up after a rejuvenating night's rest and join an early morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast, depart from your lodge and head to Tsavo West National Park. Replenish your energy at three meal stops throughout the day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Spend the night in Ngulia Safari Game Lodge or a similar lodge nearby. Day 3: Tsavo West to Mombasa Wake up with the sun for a pre-breakfast game viewing drive. See predators hunting in the early morning light, as their prey grazes the still dewy vegetation. Enjoy the soft color palette that spreads across the volcanic terrain at this early hour. Head on to Mzima Springs and spot more game along the ride. Stop during the day for breakfast and lunch and get dropped off at your hotel in Mombasa.

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What people are saying about Mombasa

The guide was informative, he passed us over to a very knowledgeable person at Fort Jesus, who also took us around Mombasa Old Town , however we weren't taken to the Craft Market or to a restaurant for Lunch, so by the time we got to Haller Park, we were quite hungry, we asked for the guided tour at Haller Park as you can wander on your own, but left to us we wouldn't have bothered to see everything, it was a good day except for the 2 missing things, but be aware it's a lot of walking and we dont think Haller Park it suitable for someone with any walking issues as you walk over tree roots and mushy forest floor