The Mombasa Tamarind is undoubtedly one of Africa’s finest sea food restaurants. Live sea food from the Indian Ocean is prepared to perfection from a variety of exotic European, Eastern and Swahili recipes. Idyllically situated on a cliff top overlooking the old Mombasa Harbor, you can savour the ocean scented magic whilst dining outdoors under the tropical sky.
Transfer from your hotel to the Tamarind jetty where the Arab dhow is anchored, ready to sail. The dhow passes the floodlit area of the Old Harbor and Tudor Creek. Dinner is prepared by the chefs, as you enjoy the sunset and listen to the music of a live band. After a delicious meal, the anchor is dropped. Dance to the strains of the resident band, returning to the jetty for transfer back to your hotel.Mombasa City Tour.
A comprehensive tour of the island will include the Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in 1593, guarding the entrance to the Old Harbor. It still stands today as a museum holding a fascinating collection of historic coastal artifacts. The tour further takes you to the old Arab town with its maze of narrow twisting carved doors, goldsmiths and curio shops, Hindu temple and finally, the Akamba Handicraft Corporative, where over 1900 members produce a great variety of reasonably priced wood carvings. Visit the fruit market and then proceed North to Haller Park and engage in feeding of giraffes, crocodiles and the hippos. Engage in a short shopping expedition before returning to your hotel.Malindi / Gede (One Day).
Driving 125 km's north of Mombasa passing through large sisal plantations. Stop on route at Gede Ruins an ancient Arab city in the heart of dense forest. The tour includes a trip abroad a glass bottomed boat to the Marine National Park where you have an ideal opportunity (depending on the tide) to snorkel. Lunch at a hotel and later visit the falconry - an exotic bird farm, before returning to your hotel late in the evening. A visit to the Vasco da gama pillar will be treasured.1 day shimba hills.
Early morning departure from your coastal hotel to Shimba Hills where you cross splendid tracks and villages with breathtaking views. Make game drive in search for the rare Sable antelopes only found in this coastal tropical rainforest. These animals are well worth seeing, as are the herds of large elephants, colobus monkeys, giraffes, warthogs and buffaloes. A walk down to the beautiful sheldrick falls where you can swim in the plunge pool or stand under the falls and enjoy a cool high pressure shower.
Have lunch at Shimba Hills Lodge, located in the middle of the tropical rainforest. Shimba Hills Lodge is a spectacular award winning wooden tree lodge overlooking a waterhole. After lunch, make game drive whilst checking out of the park and drive back to your hotel.1 day tsavo east national park.
Depart from Mombasa by sunrise. A drive of about 115 Kilometers in the direction of Nairobi, taking you into 'Bachuma gate' where you enter the East section of the Tsavo National Park- Kenya's Largest game sanctuary, famed for it's huge herds of elephants. It is also the home of Lions, Rhinos, Giraffe, Zebra and as well as a variety of other game. You will see water birds at the Aruba Dam on the way to Voi Safari Lodge. An excellent buffet lunch will be held at Voi Safari lodge, which is build on a hillside enabling a very good view of the Savannah and water hole just opposite the restaurant.Opportunity for good photographs on animals, birds and scenery that come to the water hole in front of the Lodge. After Lunch, a game drive through the park returning to your coastal hotel in the late evening.Shimoni & Kisite Marine Park (Full Day).
A relaxed departure for Kisite/Shimoni gorgeous Marine Park where you in crystal clear waters can get to swim with the dolphins & enjoy the array of marine life. This tour takes you by road to Shimoni - approximately 85 miles south of the urban centers of Mombasa. At Shimoni, you board an Old Arab dhow, now motorised for flexibility and sail through an enchanting sea scope of islets and reefs to the marvels of the underwater world at the Kisite Marine National park. Time means nothing here, as you float in an exotic world of marine fantasy while even the most critical gastronomic tastes will be satiated with a locally-caught seafood lunch at the Wasini Island restaurant.
A visit the coral garden where the Wasini Women’s Boardwalk sits atop is a place that reminds one of Stonehenge — but from a different vantage point. When the full moon approaches, this area is completely covered by the rising ocean waters. We think it’s magical.
Before leaving Shimoni you may visit the famous Shimoni caves if you wish. The coral caves were used by slave traders holding slaves prior to shipment. Return to the jetty where the bus awaits your arrival to take you back to your hotel.