Mombasa City tour (Full or half day)
Mombasa is an island connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries, the town overlooks a wide harbour, where commercial shipping mingles with traditional sailing dhows. Mombasa is a city steeped in history, and at the same time fascinating commercial and cosmopolitan port town. The true heart of Mombasa is found in the exotic old town, among the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture. The air here is always heavy with the scent of spices, women wearing the traditional bui bui fill the narrow streets and busy markets. At the…
Mombasa is an island connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries, the town overlooks a wide harbour, where commercial shipping mingles with traditional sailing dhows. Mombasa is a city steeped in history, and at the same time fascinating commercial and cosmopolitan port town.
The true heart of Mombasa is found in the exotic old town, among the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture. The air here is always heavy with the scent of spices, women wearing the traditional bui bui fill the narrow streets and busy markets. At the dhow docks fresh fish and goods from all along the coast arrive daily.
The streets are alive with the bright colours of the traditional coastal khanga and kikoy, the all purpose wrap around cloth worn by both men and women.
At the waters edge is Fort Jesus, an imposing fort that stands watch over the harbour. The high gun turrets, battlements and underground passages of this 16th Century Fort were the centre of a historic struggle for control of the Kenya coast between the Portuguese army and the Shirazi Arabs. This war was waged around Mombasa over hundreds of years and countless battles, and the Fort stands as a testament to its turbulent past.
Modern Mombasa is a city of great diversity and life. This is a town were all are welcomed and quickly absorbed into this great coastal melting pot. Mosques, Hindu Temples and Christian churches surround streets that thrive with a world of cultures. Mombasa is a place where both history and progress are greatly valued, where a busy harbour existence is lived at its own unique tropical pace
This is Africa’s largest Crocodile Farm, located in forest-like surroundings. The tour coincides with the feeding of these ancient creatures. Coming up close to the crocodiles while they fight for food is an adrenalin kick, within safe distance. “Big Daddy”, a living legend resides in Mamba Village and if he feels like coming out from his shelter, you can get some nice “Shots” of this stunning creature. He’s the oldest reptile in the farm and measures a full 5 meters!
An awesome tourist attraction that combines wildlife farming, conservation and environment friendly quarry.
Mamba Village is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm that features a comprehensive tour as well as a video presentation on the life cycle and behaviour of crocodiles.
Mamba Village offers the crocodile farm, camel and horse riding, and Floral Magic, which is a botanical garden. Orchids and aquatic plants are the speciality but they also display carnivorous species, marine aquarium and snakes. The Mamba restaurant specializes in game meat such as crocodile, ostrich and zebra.
The Moorings Floating Restaurant
The Moorings seafood restaurant is one of the oldest, well known restaurants and your first choice for fish, lobster, crab and prawns. Situated on the North coast of Mombasa, the Moorings is floating on the Mtwapa creek with a great waterfront setting and a spectacular view. We offer, apart from fresh local seafood, a landlubber menu with steak, chicken and pasta. Enjoy expertly prepared seafood dishes in an ambience of tranquillity and charm on our Dhow or on the floating restaurant.
The Moorings was built in 1994 on a buoyant platform and it is floating since then on the sceneric Mtwapa creek on the North coast of Mombasa. The Moorings is the only floating restaurant in East Africa and has a capacity of 200 people. On a spring tide day (4m) our marine engineers have made it possible for you walking down when You arrive and walking up when you leave
The Moorings dhow has been modified with very comfortable seats and an engine to be able to move even without wind. You can book our dhow in various possibilities to enjoy the nature, spectacular sun sets and the silence of the Mtwapa creek. Our experienced staff will cater for your needs, serve traditional bitings and Arabic coffee with Halwa (Arabic sweets) while you smoke our Shisha (water pipe) with different flavors (no drugs, no nicotin).
It is possible to book a trip up Mtwapa creek and see what incredible beauty lies just so near to the busy Mombasa Malindi road.