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Mombasa City Tour

Booking code: JTKRS 01    1 Day.   $90 per person
Fort Jesus, Mombasa city tour
Our Mombasa City Tour shows you some of the best highlights of this colorful old city. You will be picked up from your hotel around 8.00am. Crossing by ferry, you will enter the bustling island of Mombasa City. The island covers approximately 25 square kilometers with a population estimated at 1.8 million people.

Your tour will visit the Mombasa market, which has been in operation since colonial days. Meet with traders buying and selling different types of goods As you wander the streets of The Old Arab town, you will see the intricate hand carved doors, and balconies hanging over the narrow streets, unchanged for hundreds of years.

Protecting the harbor of Mombasa stands Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese over 400 years ago, to protect their interests in east Africa. See how it went from Fort to prison to tourist attraction. It was built in the shape of a man (viewed from the air), and was given the name of Jesus.

Walk under the famous elephant tusks on Moi Ave, which you probably have seen in those old African adventure movies. They were constructed in 1952 dedicated to the memory of the King George the VI of England during the British colonial period in Kenya.

We also visit the Akamba wood carvers center. Here you can purchase a fine hand carved African memento, that you would have to pay so dearly for back home.

After lunch, visit the Haller park where you may feed the giraffes (always a delight for the young ones). Watch the crocodiles and hippos feeding. Haller Park is the largest animal sanctuary in Mombasa boasting 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. Visit Owen and Mzee, a most surprising pairing. In December 2004, a frightened young hippo, separated from his family by a devastating tsunami, bonded with an Aldabra tortoise named Mzee. The 130 year-old tortoise accepted Owen as his own, and an inseparable bond was forged.

For the photographer, Mombasa City Tour offers sights and opportunities for great photos.

You can anticipate returning to your hotel around 5.00pm

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