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Full Day tour to Mombasa

A varied and interesting day that will introduce you to the main attractions of this colourful city.

CITY TOUR FROM MALINDI/WATAMU

Our full day tour picks out the main attractions of this colourful city and provides you with a varied an interesting day that you will never forget.
 
8.30am:       Departing from your hotel to Mombasa city. An interesting journey that will take you passed pineapple plantations and many villages.
 
10.00am:     Bamburi Quarry Nature Trail (Haller Park) is forested and stocked with plants and animals to creates a mini wildlife park containing eland, oryx, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, bush pigs and various monkeys and birds. There is also a palm nursery, fish farm, crocodile farm, and splendid giant tortoises and reptile pit on the site.
 
11.30am:     To Bombolulu cultural centre (founded in 1969). This is a craft training school and manufacturing center that employs over 260 disabled people, mostly polio victims. Jewellery workshop is the money spinner with hundreds of original designs in metals and local materials (old coins, seeds) now being exported to U.S.A and Europe. There are traditional dances as well.
 
1.30pm:       Lunch
 
2.30pm:       To Moi Avenue to see the immortal Elephant Tusks.
 
3.30pm:       To Fort Jesus which is the biggest attraction in the old town and dominates the harbour entrance. It began in 1593 by the Portuguese and these days it is a museum. The Fort was designed by an Italian architect, Joao Batista Cairato.
 
The most interesting features today include the Oman House, the museum and the western wall of the fort is probably the most interesting and includes the Oman audience hall and the passage of the arches (passage cut through the coral giving access to the outer part of the fort although it was later blocked off).
 
After Fort Jesus, we can visit the woodcarving fabric and then return to Malindi/Watamu arriving late in the evening.
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