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Mombasa, Kenya
Full-Day Tour of Mombasa

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icon1 day  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Explore Mombasa’s colonial history, old town, and nature on a full-day private tour that includes entrance fees, all activities, and round-trip hotel transport. Get the perfect introduction to the city by visiting with a local guide, who will share stories about Mombasa culture and heritage, and introduce you to local cuisine in the old town market.
  • Full-day private Mombasa tour
  • Visit Fort Jesus UNESCO site
  • See the old town and tour a local market
  • Hotel pickup, drop-off, and entrance fees included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks
Lunch
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8:00 AM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Any hotels and residency within Mombasa Apartments Villas Extra 20 USD per person applies for pick up In Diani Beach area
Begin with pickup at your Mombasa accommodations, then travel to Fort Jesus, a UNESCO-listed, 16th-century Portuguese fort. Visit a series of exhibits inside the fort, which is also Mombasa’s oldest museum, following the history of local people, the Swahili language, and the sultans.

Continue into Mombasa’s old town, where diverse historical architecture tells the story of the Africans, Arabs, Asians, Portuguese, and British who have shared the city for hundreds of years. Take in the elephant trunk monument, a poignant reminder of the now-illegal ivory trade that flourished in Mombasa. Pass the atmospheric fish market, where local fishermen display each day’s catch, and take time to sample local dishes in the market (own expense)—visiting the market with the guide is a perfect way to learn about Mombasa specialties.

Spend the afternoon in Haller Park, a wildlife sanctuary with a fish farm and reptile zoo. The park was constructed in a disused cement quarry, and has been transformed with hundreds of indigenous plants, casuarina trees, and other vegetation, which now support a thriving animal population. Try to spot some of the bushpigs, giraffes, elands, and oryx that live within the park. After visiting the park, return to your Mombasa hotel, where this private tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fort Jesus Museum
You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Fort Jesus. This is Mombasa's oldest museum and it depicts the culture and the origin of the local people, mentioning the origin of Swahili. With a guide you will be able to trace the historical pattern leading to the influence of the sultans. In addition, you will learn the culture of the local people through different exhibitions.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Old Town
You will enjoy a walk in narrow streets of the Mombasa old town, passing through the famous fish market before driving to see the elephant tusks as a monuments of the ancient (now illegal) ivory trade. After, you will then walk in the market with lunch at a local dishes to sample the local cuisines
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Haller Park
After lunch you will be taken to the Haller Park. This is not a zoo but a free roaming animal sanctuary born out of the idea to conserve a big old vast former cement quarry. There are lots of animals to see and depending on your excitement this will last between 2 and three hours from where you will dropped back to your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY PERFECT WILDERNESS TOURS AND SAFARIS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Tour of Mombasa?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Tour of Mombasa.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Tour of Mombasa?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Tour of Mombasa.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Tour of Mombasa?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Tour of Mombasa.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Tour of Mombasa?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Tour of Mombasa.

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star-4
Great driver
madsenpernille
, Feb 2020
Our driver was very nice and made us feel good. Unfortunately the carkey did not work, so we lost a lot of time and did not make it to Haller Park. The driver was very very Sorry, Even though we were ok about it. He even offered to pick us up the day after, for a new tour. We had a nice time, and we ended the day happy. Should we mention something not good it would be that the office did not contact me after the tour, even though the tour did not go as planed. Furthermore they should have been more helpful, when we waiting for the car to work. Finally it would have been nice with a car with working seatbelts and airconditioning. The 3 stars has absolutely nothing to do with the driver, he was great, only because the office did not do anything
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello Madsen Thank you very much for this feedback and writing to us this review on our company.We are glad you enjoyed your day with Harry .But unfortunately the day did not turn out the way you expected ,there was communication problem between the office and the driver but we offer our sincere apologies . We hope to happy to have you for next time . Thank you .
star-5
Well organised tour with great driver...
David W
, Oct 2018
Well organised tour with great driver and guide - both spoke very good English and were interesting to talk to. We were able to customise the tour to suit what we wanted to do and spent time in local markets as we were interested in food and spices etc. Vehicle was new, comfortable and good air conditioning and a welcome relief after we had been walking we spent most of the tour walking but I'm sure you could spend less if you preferred. The inclusions in the tour were all worth visiting especially the hindu temple but the best value was in walking in the back streets / markets - having an individual guide with you really helps and he was very protective of us when required but let us bargain / buy things as well on our own.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello David, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us. This tour discovers the culture and history of Mombasa, visit Fort Jesus and the old town as you walk through Mombasa's past and present. Feed the giraffes at Haller Park. We invite you for another tour with us!
star-4
Small group tour, drive through...
Karl F
, Jan 2018
Small group tour, drive through city centre on to visit the woodcarving co-op, the carvers still using primitive tools to create some beautiful pieces - lovely bowls, animals .... went on to visit the Fort Jesus, before a walk through Old Town, quite an experience through narrow streets, past open smelly fish markets escaping for a cool drink on a terrace by the water front. Drive to Haller Nature Park - remarkable to see Giant Tortoises, Crocodiles, Giraffes close up to feed them, and of course the friendly monkeys. Ennjoyable and informative tour with our guide George
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us a wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with George, our driver guide. He is the industry's best driver guide. This tour lends you the opportunity to explore the best spots of Mombasa Town and learn about the Swahili culture. We would like to have you again in future.
star-5
I am so glad I booked my full day...
Melvin H
, Sep 2017
I am so glad I booked my full day tour of Mombasa with viator. Dealt with other companies in the past and none can compare. Joseph was a God send as far as tours guilds go.On time hotel pick up and knowledgeable on every aspect of our daily journey. Joseph you rock man thank you for a great day
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are honored to have been chosen to organize this tour for you. We are glad to read that you had an amazing day with us and Joseph, who is one of he industry's top professionals contributed to this. We pride ourselves in rendering services that are second to none and our guides are highly trained with vast knowledge of the country's history and attractions. We would like to have you again in future to explore other destinations!
star-5
Great tour and tour guide : I did this...
Douglas F
, Feb 2017
Great tour and tour guide : I did this solo and would do it again 100
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us a review and the bubble rating. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us. This is one of the interesting tours as it not only allows you to see the architecture and learn about the cultures, but you also gain a deep understanding of the historical foundation of the ethnic diversity of Mombasa. We would like to have you again in future.

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