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MOMBASA

Kenya Coast
The white sandy beaches, lined by coconut palms and their crystal water coves are protected of the surge and the currents of the East Indian by coral reefs, with an amazing biological wealth which is protected in several marine national parks.
Kenya coast is divided into four regions (apart from town and port of Mombasa) South Coast, North Coast,  Malindi & Watamu and Lamu archipelago.

mombasa

Mombasa
Mombasa town is a mystical mixture of ancient and modern with a cosmopolitan population blending Africa, Arabia, Asia and Europe. Here you will find the old town, a maze of narrow streets and pedestrian lanes with quaint shuttered houses and open fronted shops, Fort Jesus, which is open to visitors and which houses an interesting museum displaying antiques from the length of the Kenyan coast, also on display are finds from the Portuguese warship the Santa Antonio D’Atanna  which sank near the fort in 1697.

A visit to the Kamba carvers village near the airport is a worthwhile experience. Visitors can make short excursions to Shimba hills, jJumba la Mtwana-the slave master’s house.

sandy beaches

The South Coast
Along the south coast there are myriads of reef fishes to bee seen with no more than a mask and snorkel.  the reef building corals, home of these innumerable fish are themselves the world’s most spectacular architects.

The North Coast
Long stretches of idyllic beaches, fringed with palms, screpines, casuarinas and scented with oleanders and frangipani make the north coast a visitors paradise. Here you will find the Tamarind Dhow ( a floating restaurant)serving sea food, Mamba Village (a crocodile farm-the world’s largest) and an entertainment complex. Also nearby is the Bamburi Nature Trail (where sterile quarries have been turned into a sublime oasis, where wildlife and birds inhibit the forest, glades, pools and streams.

Watamu and Gede

Kenya’s greatest archaeological heritage, the ruined city of Gede(sometimes Gedi), a lost city whose population inexplicably vanished in the 17th century.  The outer wall of the lost city encloses an area of about 18 ha and a well-informed guess would put the population at around 2500.  Many of the houses together with the Sultan’s palace have been restored.

Malindi
Kenya holds several world records for big game fish and it was here that Hemingway lingered in the 30’s to enjoy his favourite sport. The coral gardens in the middle of the park, seen by skin diving, snorkeling or peering through the hull of a glass bottomed boat is the fascination. Technicoloured fish of various sizes and impossible shapes swim in a dazzling array. Flutemouths, thornheads, halfbeaks, zebra and parrot fish, hawkfishes, lizard fishes, trigger fishes, porcupine fish, puffers and hundreds of others bejewel the reef. Octopus pulse away in fear, rays wriggle to conceal themselves under a coat of sand

 

Lamu and the Lamu Archipelago
lamu palace hotelLamu is a town, an island and an archipelago.  The archipelago is a chain of seven islands and a multitudes of islets, separated from the mainland at its narrowest part by a channel just a few metres wide.  The mainland and the inland sides of the island are fringed by dense mangrove forests, while the seawards sides are protected by reefs and lined with dunes.  throughout the archipelago there are numerous historical sites.  The beach of Lamu is 12km of empty sand backing on to an ocean unprotected by a reef and therefore more lively than you find anywhere in Kenya.

Excursions

FORT JESUS (2 Hrs)

fort JesusFort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located along the coastline near the Old Town, is a monumental piece of architecture that was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. The fort has a museum that displays various artifacts from the era where Mombasa served as a transit point for the slave trade and commodities, and which enjoyed regular visits by seafarers and the like. Its interior comprises of torture rooms and prison cells where slaves were kept in captivity before being traded. Weapons such as canons, which were used to defend the fort from invading foreigners as well as rioting locals, can be seen both inside and outside of the fort. The fort opens its gates for viewing in the morning and closes at dusk.

GEDE RUINS, MALINDI (3 Hrs)

the lost cityOn the North coast of Mombasa towards the town of Malindi lays one the most pre-historic ruins found in Mombasa, called the gede Ruins. gede was a small town built entirely from rocks and stones, which was inhabited by a few thousand Swahili people and ruled by a very rich Sultan. These ruins date back from the 15th century, and through careful preservation most of the original foundations can still be seen today. A well-informed and educated guide gives a tour of the ruins. The ruins are designated, as a National Museum by law, and their preservation are a direct reflection of the commitment of the Government to uphold the country's cultural and historical background.

BAMBURI NATURE TRAILS (3 Hrs)

The Bamburi Nature Trail is the largest animal sanctuary in Mombasa. Located in Bamburi next to the Cement Factory, the Nature Trail boasts an enormous variety of animals, reptiles, insects and botanical gardens. Walking along the trail is the ideal way to look at the various animals, and on many occasions holding or feeding a reptile such as a snake is allowed under close supervision of a guide. Educational videos are also shown, with emphasis on the history and continuous improvement of the trail. It was previously a barren piece of land that had been stripped of its resources through limestone mining, and was redeveloped through reforestation and conservation efforts, and is now a habitat for a large number of flora and fauna species.

MAMBA VILLAGE (4 Hrs)

Mamba Village, which is situated in Nyali, is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm. A tour of the farm starts with a movie on the life cycle and behaviour of crocodiles, followed by a comprehensive tour of the rest of farm, and ends with the highlight of the day: a spectacular scene of blood-thirsty crocodiles fighting for food during feeding time. Excellent cuisine is available at the Mamba Restaurant, and the house specialty is superbly grilled crocodile meat.

TAMARIND EVENING DHOW (4 Hrs)

To be picked from the hotel for an evening cruise aboard a traditional dhow and enjoy the perfect combination of good food, music and romantic atmosphere on this leisurely cruise in Mombasa Old Harbour. Highlights include a sumptuous seafood meal, dancing under the stars and a gentle sail past the peaceful creeks of Mombasa Island.

ZANZIBAR

ZANZIBAR ISLAND

Zanzibar the Spice Island lies in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania Mainland. To explore Zanzibar is to discover a reality in which tourists are finding hard to catch on.

zanzibar

Here the charm of nature and legend combine as one in a world of white beaches and finite variety of fish and sandy coral insects emerge from the sea at low tide. Zanzibar is a total green Island of tall trees, huge baobabs and slender coconut palms pervaded by the sand of cloves drying out in the sun.

The fortified stone town overlooking the sea was founded by Arabs Sultans. It was once the principle market on the trade route between Asia and Africa and during the last century it was the point of departure for explorers in pursuit of mysteries of Africa.

TOURS

CITY OR TOWN TOUR

rasnugwiOn this tour you will view the most of historical sites. i.e. the Sultan's Palace named House of Wonders and people's Palace. Zanzibar town market, National Museum, Stone town and Maruhubi Palace Ruins. As you remember that Zanzibar was the slave centre market in Africa, you will visit Zanzibar old slave market closed 6th June, 1873 as well as famous exlpores house Dr. David Livingston. Shopping in the delightful boutiques, souvenir and spice shops is guaranteed.

SPICE TOUR

It is the tour that will prove out why? Usually Zanzibar is referred to as the SPICE ISLAND, because most of the spices and tropical fruits are to be seen, tested as well as smelted, spices like cloves (nellcan), Cardamon, cinnamon, black pepper, lemon grass, nut mug, Zanzibar root and ginger. We have also wonderful tropical fruits like jack fruits, casted apple etc. You may visit Kidichi Baths built in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzard (grand daughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia).

DOLPHIN TOUR

In the morning or afternoon we transfer you to the South West Coast (kizimkazi) vial Dimbani where you visit the old mosque in East Africa. On arrival, time is for swimming and playing with dolphin since they are very friendly with people.

LOCAL FISHING TRIP

A client accompanied by our boatman (very experienced in local fishin) is taken to the best area on the west coast for fishing different kind of fish Changu & Tuna. All fishing equipment, tackle and bait are available for comfortable day trip, some fruit are provided to the client.

NORTH COAST TOUR

It is a full day tour. It covers a collection of different points of interests. You may see portugese ruins at Fukuchani, the client also may have a stop over at Mkokoteni local fish market to see lobsters and calamari for barbeque at Nungwi White Sandy beach. Local food will be provided to make a clinet have a taste of Zanzibar. Sailing dhows are constructed - ideal to take a picture. Also they will practice culture and traditional people.

sea food

FIRST MARINE PARK IN TANZANIA (CHUMBER ISLAND)

On this tour the client will visit CHUMBE ISLAND which is eight miles south of Zanzibar town. It is one among the protected areas which is listed by the United Nations. 367 species of fish have been identified such as  Living Tiger Cowrie, Tirtons Horns, Hebrew cone. Environmental sound techniques are used to preserve nature and to provide you with all combforts for a pleasant stay. Its coral reef is a shallow reef which is a paradise for snorketlers (unlimited time).

SOUTH/EAST COAST TOUR

Trip to South Coast via Jozani Forest which is famous for her red colobus monkeys. You will enjoy sun-bathing on white and unspoilt sandy beaches, swim or snorketl around the coral reefs. It is a full day tour.

ZALA PARK

The client will visit ZALA PARK which is an unique area protected for different type of reptiles founded in Zanzibar.

MANGROVE CONSERVATION AREA

On this tour the client will visit at KISAKASAKA vial Fumba to see management plan area for mangrove trees.

JOZANI MONKEY FOREST

This is the only natural forest in Zanzibar and automatically becomes home to the rare red colobus monkey, extra ordinary rare colobus monkeys which are very rare species guarantee tame monkeys. On the way back you may visit Mwinyi Mkuu Palace at Dunga Ruins, former residence of local ruler with rich history.

PRISON ISLAND

The Island is ideal for picnic with light refreshment. It is a home of wonderful giant tortoises of about 250 years old. It is worth to visit.

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