Mombasa package - North Coast Tour
7 Days 6 Nights
Mombasa is a regional, cultural and economic hub; it has an extra-large port and an international airport, and is an important regional tourism center. It is a melting pot of languages and cultures from all sides of the Indian Ocean, which waits like an exotic dessert for travelers who make it to Kenya’s coastline.
Having more in common with Dakar or Dar es Salaam than Nairobi, Mombasa’s blend of India, Arabia and Africa can be intoxicating, and many visitors find themselves seduced by East Africa’s biggest and most cosmopolitan port despite its grime and sleaze, which somehow only adds to the place’s considerable charm. Indeed, the city dubbed in Swahili Kisiwa Cha Mvita – the Island of War – has many faces, from the ecstatic passion of the call to prayer over the Old Town, to the waves crashing against the coral beaches below Fort Jesus and the sight of a Zanzibar-bound dhow slipping over the horizon.
Depart from Nairobi to Mombasa by a means of your own choice (SGR OR Flight). Transfer to your hotel from the place of arrival. Check in at the hotel and then freshen up. After you have taken your lunch you can relax at the beach as you enjoy the cool breeze of the ocean waves.
Pick up from your hotel and proceed to Fort Jesus. Your day takes you down an intriguing maze of cobbled narrow streets, ancient mosques and picturesque residential houses evoke the islands medieval past, overhanging balconies and through mysterious doorways to bustling markets filled with exotic spice, fruit and colorful fabrics. Then drive through the Elephant Tusks on Moi Avenue and call in at the Akamba woodcarvers, where you can see the carvers at work and a great opportunity to purchase some of the wonderful crafts and other souvenirs of your stay in Africa.
Have a lunch break. You can have lunch at Tamarind Restaurant (own expense) -Non Seafood & Veg options available). In the afternoon, visit Dr. Rene Haller's Nature Park (Haller Park), former quarries now reforested and home to many wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes, crocodiles as well as smaller mammals and birds. The Park consists of a Game Sanctuary, Reptile Park, a small demonstration Fish Farm area, Palm Garden, Crocodile Pens and a Giraffe viewing platform, offering a variety of attractions. 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 haven for botanist. Yet each plant plays an important role in the overall harmony of the ecosystem. Later return to your hotel.
You will spend this day at your own leisure in the beach. Enjoy the serenity and the peace that comes with it. You also have the option to choose water sports and Mombasa excursions at an extra cost. Lunch and Dinner will be served at the hotel.
After breakfast depart from your hotel to Watamu Marine National Park. The park was established in 1968. The park is the first marine to protect coral reefs in Kenya and also along the East African Coast. Scuba divers and snorkelers are able to discover the colorful coral gardens; you can also sun bath along the beaches, take part in windsurfing, go for boat excursions and engage in dolphin and whale watching and if fortunate see the rare green sea turtle. The best time to go for snorkeling in the coral gardens is during low tide and for visiting Mida Creek is during high tide. Later dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast depart from your hotel to Mombasa Marine National Park. Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is a marine park and national reserve in Mombasa, Kenya. The park is 10 km² while the reserve is 200 km². It is located on the coast near tourist areas and is a popular beach because of the snorkeling and diving. Later Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
You will spend this full day at your own pleasure doing activities of your own choice. You also ought to go for shopping or visit family members or friends who live in Mombasa. This is also the best opportunity to collect souvenirs for memories. Later dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Early morning breakfast at your hotel, check out of the hotel and then depart from Mombasa to Nairobi by a means of your own choice (SGR or Flight).
RATES( PER PERSON SHARING FOR 6 NIGHTS 7 DAYS)
2. PLAZA BEACH HOTEL
3. BAMBURI BEACH HOTEL
4. REEF HOTEL
5. SAROVA WHITESANDS BEACH RESORT & SPA
6. VOYAGER BEACH RESORT
The above rates are inclusive of:
- 6 Nights’ 7 Days Accommodation
- Meals on full board or all-inclusive basis
- Our assistance at any point
The above rates are exclusive of:
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Park fees
- What is not in the itinerary