Mombasa city tour (full day)
The town dates back to the 12th century when spice traders arrived from Arabia blown across on the Trade Winds. Visit the historic old quarter, dominated by the medieval Fort Jesus built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century, with its ancient mosques and narrow bustling streets, the old dhow harbour, souvenir shops and including a visit to the Akamba wood carvers where you have the opportunity to see the carvers at work and make some purchases. Lunch will be served at Tamarind Restaurant or on the Dhow. Then in the afternoon, visit Dr. Rene Haller's Nature Park (Haller Park), a former quarry now re-forested and transformed into a sanctuary for many animals including giraffes, hippos and giant tortoises.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Address or meeting point The customers hotel except Hotels: Malindi and Watamu.
Hours & minutes Full day including Tamarind lunch.
Start or opening time S/Coast 06:30 and N/Coast 07:00 am.
End or closing time At 18.00 pm.
Is there any parking? Is it on the street, private or public? No parking available.
Is it possible to get there by public transport? Yes.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? Yes.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? English is available for all the tours and with a minimun of persons also possible German, Italian and French.
Are audio guides or brochures available? if so, in which languages? No.
Do you provide additional companions or personnel? No.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? Yes.
Are credit/debit cards accepted? Which ones? Yes.
Are any commercial stops made during the tour? Yes.
List the shopping venues included In the market.
Content & Specialized items
Are additional items needed? Which ones are included? No, includes lunch.
List items not included and their renting cost at the venue Drinks and tips are not included.
List the specific clothing required We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? Yes, lunch is included.
Is there a restaurant at the venue? Yes.
Are toilets available? Yes.
Is there a snack included? No.
If not included, is there any place to get a snack? Yes.
Are drinks included? No.
Is there any place to get a drink? Yes.
List all venues where restrooms are available In the restaurant Tamarind.
Is there a charge to use any of them? No.
What is the fitness level required? Any.
Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) Yes.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? No.
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? Yes, in some places, the guide will advise the customers.