You have probably wondered what to do in Mombasa when you have that short break. Well, how about a Mombasa city day tour?
Starting off at the Fort Jesus National Museum. Built between 1593 and 1596 by order of King Felipe II of Castille, Portugal. Entrance fees for non-resident is 12$, east African/resident is 4$ and 200 shillings for a citizen. Souvenirs for your loved ones can be found at the curio shops just outside fort Jesus at very friendly prices for that matter.
Proceeding to the Mombasa old town, the historic architecture dating back to 200AD. Don’t forget to pass by the old dhow harbors on your way to the Elephant Tusks, sad reminder of the now-illegal ivory trade which flourished in the earlier years.
By now you are hungry, I guess it’s time to pass by the fish market, where the day’s catch is displayed for you to choose and watch as the venders fry it for you. Or maybe you would like to try the local cuisine. All available at your request.
Stop at Kengeleni where proof of slave trade is still intact on your way to Haller Park situated in Bamburi. Did you know it is the transformation of quarry wasteland into an ecological area, the main part is like a zoo in a rain forest. You will meet Owen and Mzee [hippo and tortoise] also giraffes, snakes, buffalo, water buck, eland, oryx, crocodiles plus they have a fish farm. A Very cool place to take pictures in the wild.
Lastly, nothing better than enjoying a relaxing swim after a sunny day at the breezy Pirates beach sipping cold Tamarind juice and eating “kachiri” [cassava crisps] with pepper and Lemon.
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