Mombasa Excursions

Half Day Trip Colobus Trust

Animal protection project “Colobus Trust“- guided hikes in the coastal forest and conversations with project staff
Your journey
The pickup is at 8.00 a.m. at your hotel. We visit the animal protection project Colobus Trust, which is located at the south coast of Kenya.
Come for a Guided Primate Eco-Tour (one hour), the only one in the country! Enjoy a guided walk along the nature trail for a personal introduction to a wild colobus troop and other wild monkeys – vervets, Sykes and baboons. This is followed by a talk in the information centre where a series of posters help further to visualise the ongoing activities. As an active conservation centre visitors are likely to see volunteers and staff at work, building bridges, caring for injured monkeys, or doing research.
Hidden away amongst almost twenty hectares of coastal forest, Colobus Cottageis an office, research base, information centre, primate rescue facility, and home for the Colobus Trust staff and volunteers since August 1997. It is also home to a habituated troop of colobus monkeys, which reside almost entirely within the boundary of the plot, making it an ideal site for ecological and behavioural studies or to just come and watch.
Finally you will be transfered to your hotel, where we arrive at about 2.00 p.m.
Services:
Transfers, guided tours, round trips and adventure program according to itinerary
Entrance fees, professional local guides

Not included: Drinks, tips and personal needs.

 

 

1.  Half Day Trip Kaya Kinondo

This city tour in Nairobi that takes you through the Central Business District viewing the shopping center, City market, parliament buildings,Kenyatta International Conference Centre ( KICC) and the Railway station. After this, a brief tour to the snake Park and the National museum a short distance away from the central district.

 Day trip Kisite/Mpunguti Marine Park &Wasini Island

Pick up from your South Coast hotel at 0730 hrs (0600 hrs for North Coast hotels), transfer to Shimoni. On arrival, you will have the option of visiting the historical and infamous Shimoni slave caves, before boarding the dhow. A light breakfast is served on board as the though sets sail.
While still watching out for dolphins, proceed on the dhow to Kisite Marine Park. At the marine park, enjoy an hour of snorkeling while watching the variety of sea life available.
After snorkeling, soft drinks will be served on board as your dhow sets sail towards the Wasini Island. Lunch will be served at a nice Restaurant. The menu includes a variety of sea food, rice, coconut, chicken and vegetarian options.
After lunch, you will have the option of relaxing at the restaurant to enjoy the cool sea breeze of the afternoon or visiting the amazing Coral Garden. Sail back to the mainland at around 0400 hrs then transfer back to your hotel.
Your equipment:
• light cotton clothing
• swimsuit
• hat and sunglasses
• camera
• binoculars
• sunscreen and insect repellent
Included in tour:
transport in a mini van
boat trip
rental of snorkelling equipment
seafood lunch
entrance fee for national park
qualified English-speaking local tour guide/driver
Not included in tour:
Entrance fee to Shimoni cave, drinks and tips, other personal needs.

Mombasa City Tour and Haller Park

Itinerary(L)
At 8.00 am you will be picked up for a sightseeing tour in Mombasa. The roundtrip starts at Mama Ngina drive right next to the arrival point of the ferry. On your way to “Fort Jesus” you pass by the popular Florida Night Club and Oceanic Hotel (one of the oldest hotels in Mombasa) Located right at the entrance of the harbour, “Fort Jesus” was originally built in 1593 by the Portuguese as a fort to protect from the Arabic. The Portuguese and Arabic rivalled for supremacy in Africa battling along the East African Coast. Today the fort attracts the public as a museum providing impressive insights into the history of the coastal region of East Africa. You will then visit the harbour with its numerous sailing ships called “Dhows”, which are still being used for work-related purposes in the coastal regions of East Africa. Compared to the older Dhows the modern ones are additionally equipped with a motor. Your tour continues in the heart of Mombasa, the arabic-influenced Old Town. A mere labyrinth of alleys awaits you with hand carved doors, juwelry work and other shops with various african handicraft. Next you will visit a Hindu Temple, the “Tusks”, which is known as a popular monument with enormous elephant tusks. There you can closely watch the manufacture of various wood carvings made by some of the 1000 members of the Akamba Craftwork Association. As common in Africa you can now bargain for a souvenir to your heart’s content!
Lunch will be served in one of the city’s hotels. Thereafter we take you on a short drive to the north coast of Mombasa, where you can visit “Baobab Rock craft”, a small factory that is famous for its manufacture of unique handicraft like polished fossils and stones including bookends, solitaire games etc. The next location of the tour is Haller-Park (BaobabAdventures), which was once known for its usage as a stone pit for the production of Bamburi Cement. Today it became popular as an interesting place for leisure and recreation purposes, with its forest, nature trails, wild reserves and breeds of crocodiles and fish. The nature trails are famous worldwide leading past many different wildlife species such as hippos, antelopes, giraffes, birds and reptiles like snakes, giant turtles and crocodiles. Therefore Haller Park gives you a good chance to experience a kind of short safari. “Baobab Adventures” can be viewed as a prime example for a reasonable form of ecotourism, as it has been turned from a mere area of stone pits into a tropic paradise with a diverse flora and fauna. The tour concludes with the feed of various animals living in the park. We then take you back to your hotel in the late evening.

 

Mombasa City Tour (Half-Day Trip)

Experience the vibrant city of Mombasa with its arabic-influenced Old Town and Harbour and admire the manufacture of original Kenyan handicraft!
Itinerary (L)
At 8.00 am you will be picked up for a sightseeing tour in Mombasa, known as the 2nd capital of Kenya. The roundtrip starts at Mama Ngina Drive right next to the arrival point of the ferry. On your way to “Fort Jesus” you pass by the popular Florida Night Club and Oceanic Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in Mombasa. Located right at the entrance of the harbour, “Fort Jesus” was originally built in 1593 by the Portuguese as a fort to protect from the Arabic. The Portuguese and Arabic rivalled for supremacy in Africa battling along the East African Coast. Today the fort attracts the public as a museum providing impressive insights into the history of the coastal region of East Africa. You will then visit the harbour with its numerous sailing ships called “Dhaus”, which are still being used for work-related purposes in the coastal regions of East Africa. Compared to the older Dhaus the modern ones are additionally equipped with a motor.
Your tour continues in the heart of Mombasa, the arabic-influenced Old Town. A mere labyrinth of alleys awaits you with hand carved doors, jewelery work and other shops with various african handicraft. Next you will visit a Hindu Temple, the “Tusks”, which is known as a popular monument with enormous elephant tusks.
Then you will take a short drive through the center of the town, and through the Makupa course way drive to Mombasa’s Western Mainland. There you can closely watch the manufacture of various wood carvings made by some of the 1000 members of the Akamba Craftwork Association. As common in Africa you can now bargain for a souvenir to your heart’s content!
After the tour you will be brought back to your hotel around 2.00 pm.

Full Day trip to the Shimba Hills N.R

Experience the fascinating landscape of the rainforest near the coast of Kenya and observe the fantastic world of wildlife species from the only tree hotel on the coast!
Itinerary:
Day 1: Shimba Hills N.R. – Shimba Hills Lodge (L)
At 7 a.m. you will be picked up from your hotel and travel in up to 450 m high evergreen rain forest of the 192 sq km large Shimba Hills National Reserve. Your way will take you to villages, where you learn more about the typical architectural styles of the local people there. Your safari starts in the park in search of the rare sable antelopes, horse antelopes, bushbucks, waterbucks, buffaloes, elephants, leopards and many different bird species, e.g. palmnut vulture, banded snake eagle, grasshopper buzzard, trumpeter and silvercheek horn birds, cheeks and fishermens turako. Maybe you can also spot the native traces chicken here – “Kwale” in Swahili, which gave the district its name. With some luck on your side you can also watch giraffes. Shimba Hills is well-known for its great variety of plants, many of them are endemic and very rare species. Your first destination is a lookout point from which you can enjoy a magnificent view over the landscape of the park and even of the beaches of the Indian Ocean, provided that the weather is clear. At 10 a.m. you go for a 2 km long walk to the Sheldrick Falls, where you can go for a refreshing swim in a natural pool. On the walk through the wilderness you are always accompanied and protected by experienced rangers. Returning on the same path, we then proceed to Shimba Hills Lodge, where you can view the animals by the water hole while having lunch. After a relaxing break we get ready for another safari in the park from 2:30 p.m. for the last game viewing before leaving the park to your coastal hotel.

Overnight  –Shimba Hills

Experience the fascinating landscape of the rainforest near the coast of Kenya and observe the fantastic world of wildlife species!
Itinerary:
Day 1: Shimba Hills N.R. – Shimba Hills Lodge (D)
In the afternoon you leave your hotel and head for the Shimba Hills Reserve. After a short safari you are welcomed with a drink for an unforgettable sunset at Shimba Hills Rain Forest Logde. Shimba Hills is the only park where the rare sable antelope can be observed. At dinner time you can watch the animals at the lighted water hole. The lodge is the only tree hotel on the entire coast. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 2: Shimba Hills N.R. – Coast (B)
In the sunrise we start off with a safari having good chances to watch leopards, buffaloes, sable antelopes, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants and various species of antelopes. After breakfast at the lodge we take you back to your hotel on the coast.

Tour price includes:
Transport in a Mini Van with open roof and window seat guaranteed
Transfers, sightseeing, roundtrip and visits as per tour programme
1 liter mineral water per person/day
Entrance fees
Qualified English-speaking local tour guide/driver
Tour price does not include:
Drinks, tips and other personal needs.

Full Day Trip to Tsavo East National Park

Spend an exciting day visiting the “Red Elephants” in Tsavo East National Park, the largest national park of Kenya!
Tsavo East N.P. – Lion Hill Camp (L)
In the early morning we will pick you up in your hotel on the coast and then drive within about Three hours on the Nairobi Mombasa highway, passing the Buchuma entrance gate, to Tsavo East National Park, home of the “Red Elephants”. We start off with a safari to the south of the park at Aruba Dam, watching zebras, buffaloes, various species of gazelles, waterbucks and herds of elephants. Arriving at Aruba Dam you can observe hippos and many other animals drinking. There is also various bird species, e.g. hornbill, eagles, kingfishers, weaver birds, giant bustards, storks, marabous etc. The tour continues to the Lion Camp Hill where you enjoy your lunch while viewing Tsavo East N.P. from the highest lookout point (662m). After a short rest we go for a safari to the Dida Plains to enrouteto Mombasa, Lions and Leopards favour the comfortably warm high rock as an ideal viewpoint for hunting. In the sunset we leave the park and drive back to your hotel, arriving there in the late evening.
Tour price includes:
Transport in a Mini Van with open roof and window seat guaranteed
Transfers, sightseeing, roundtrip and visits as per tour programme.
1 litre mineral water per person/day
Qualified English-speaking local tour guide/driver

Tour price does not include:
Drinks, tips and other personal needs.

 

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