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Mombasa City Half Day Walking Tour With Street Food Tasting.1 Reviews
Discover the culture and history of Mombasa on a half-day city tour. Discover Fort Jesus and the old town.Feed the giraffes at Haller Park as you enjoy street food sampling like a local.
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- ✓Enjoy a mouth watering lunch at one of the best restaurants in town.
- ✓Visit Haller Park game sanctuary and reptile park for a thrilling afternoon.
- ✓Drive along the famous Mama Ngina drive towards the Elephants Tusks landmark.
- ✓Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town and the spice market.
- ✓Take a guided tour of Fort Jesus and learn about its history.
DescriptionFull Description. Begin the day trip with pick-up from your hotel or desired location in Mombasa. 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 where the tour will end.
IncludesAll government taxes and fees. Services of an English speaking guide. City walking Tour Bottled drinking water. Street food sampling.
- ✓All visitors must pass through airport-style security. ✓This tour will take place rain or shine.