You will be picked from your hotel at around 7.15 am and drive to Wasini Island along Mombasa – Lunga Lunga highway, a distance of 100 kms, arriving at around 8.30 am. Arrive at Shimoni Jet where you will board an Arabic dhow and sail for one hour searching for dolphins. Sail to Kisite marine national park where you will snorkel and swim.
Kisite Marine national park is the second most famous marine park in the world after the Australian Marine Park. It covers an area of 30km2. Animals seen here include turtles, marine tortoise, bearreeffs, coral reefs and different types of marine fishes.
You will have your lunch at Wasini Island which is mainly sea food and Swahili dishes. After lunch, after lunch visit Mangrove swamps and the Wasini Island where you will learn more about the Swahili people and the Arabs history.
In the 10th century, Arabs were slave traders and they used to inter marry with the Bantus at the coast and there we had the Swahili people. After the end of the slave trade in the 17th century, many Africans settled here and so don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the Swahili people. Arrive at the jet at around 4.00 pm and drive back to the hotel.
Transport, Seafood lunch, Marine Park fees Pick up from and to hotel Rescue Insurance.
Depart from your beach hotel in the morning and drive through the countryside in Ukunda village where you will be able to see flora, fauna, farmlands with houses and villages and the beautiful tropical countryside.
A visit to a local medicine man enlightens you on his practice as well as giving you a chance to get treated for various ailments and you also could try his famous love charms. Apart from the medicine man, you will also see different day-to- day activities in the villages like the tapping of Palm wine from the coconut tree where you will have a taste of Coconut milk; you will see how the villager climbs the coconut palm tree and get down the coconut milk for you. Thereafter you will visit a village of a polygamist where you will see inside his house, how he lives with his 2 wives, where they sleep, where they cook and what they grow in the farms.
Have time to see a small display of what they sell like small drums, batiks, and necklace beads. You will then be entertained by traditional dancers in the village. Have a walk in the village. Drive back to your hotel arriving before lunch.
The package includes:
Transport, professional guide
The second largest city in Kenya, which is on the island, diverse and intriguing population, women in dark bui-bui or wrapped in brilliant multicolored kanga, a visit to Fort Jesus for photos from outside , the old town, Baobab forest, Elephant Tusks and Akamba Woodcraft, enjoy lunch on the Tamarind Dhow. In the late afternoon visit Haller Park, a former quarry now reforested and stocked with animals
Depart from your beach hotel in the morning and drive to Mombasa. Begin the tour with a visit Akamba Woodcraft at Changamwe where you can see the craftsmen at work and select your carvings at the lowest price you can ever get in the world. The Baobab forest along Mama Ngina Drive before proceeding to Fort Jesus Museum built by the Portuguese at the end of the 16th century. Fort Jesus dominates the entrance to Mombasa Harbor and commands good views over the Old Town. The Fort is now a national monument and houses an interesting museum.
Walk through Mombasa the second largest city in Kenya and which is located on an island. It is a steamy, tropical, low-rise city with asymmetrical streets, languid pace, a diverse and intriguing population. It is mostly a Swahili town and women can be seen chattering by in dark bui-bui or wrapped in brilliant multicolored kanga.
Mombasa is also a port and a commercial center and has a long and complex history. Walk through the streets of Old Town up to the Old Port to see the Dhows. The old town is a maze of narrow streets, mosques and crowded buildings, some with impressive carved doors or intricate balconies.
Later visit the MacKinnon market, Elephant Tusks and Indian Temple before proceeding to enjoy lunch on the Tamarind Dhow. In the late afternoon visit Haller Park, a former quarry now reforested and stocked with animals. Haller park in the afternoon where feeding of Giraffes starts at 3pm and Hipos at 4pm. Afterwards, transfer back to your
Transport and guides, Lunches at Tamarind Dhow Restaurant. Entry fees to both Haller Park and Fourth Jesus and Guides Extra Not Included in The Price : Tips , and Personal spending Money on Soveniour.