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Evening Tamarind Dhow – The Magical Experience

Board the Tamarind dhow for East Africa’s ultimate eating experience. As soon as you step off the grandplank, you are met by traditionally-dressed waiter who shows you to your table and serves you with a “Dawa” – the house cocktail made from vodka, lime,sugar and crushed ice.

As the dhow slips gently away from the jetty, the resident band starts to play and you quickly fall under the spell of the magical Tamarind atmosphere.

After a cruise round Tudor Creek with fine views of Mombasa’s Old Town and Fort Jesus, your dhow moors in a sheltered bay at the head of the creek. Here, the fine aroma of grilled lobster and steak starts to fill the air as the chefs pull out the charcoal grills and prepare a gourment four – course meal. With the attentive service to match the cuisine, your meal draws to a close while the waiters serve coffee from a traditional Arab brass coffee service. By now the band is in full swing, playing a variety of popular rythms which soon have the majority of guests dancing on the main deck. After the romantic dinner you are transferred back your hotel.

Full day Malindi and Gedi Ruins Tour

You leave your hotel around 07h00 for Malindi town, towards the north of Mombasa.

En route, visit the ruins of Gede, a town founded in the thirteenth century but temporarily abandoned in the sixteenth century. The town was reoccupied then abandoned with the invasion of the Gallas from Somalia who settled in the region.

Continue to Malindi, the 2nd cosmopolitan sea resort after Mombasa. This town has wild bay extending for 7km. It’s ideal for surfing, snorkelling and other types of water sports.

Visit the marine park, fish aquarium, falconry, join local traditional dancers, etc. Lunch in town and drive back to your hotel, arriving around 1800hrs.

Full Day Mombasa City Tour and an Excursion to Mamba Village

Fort Jesus at Night

This tour shows you all the highlights of Mombasa. We take you to the famous Akamba wood carvers where you’ll see them in action. This is the largest wood-carving factory in Eat Africa. Visit the showroom where you can make some purchases. We then drive back to the island to begin our proper city tour of Mombasa Island.

A visit to Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in 1593 to defend the town against the Arabs. After a brief history of this historic fort, we stroll down to old town, which also has its own history. Proceed to the colourful Mackinnon market with its variety of tropical fruits and all sorts of greens, then through Moi Avenue viewing the historic giant elephant tusks.

A visit to the Swaminarayan Hindu temple, lunch in town then proceed to Mamba village (crocodile farm) where over 10,000 crocs are cared for, living in natural habitat. Watch a man-eater “BIG DADDY” and special white crocodiles; Witness the feeding of these reptiles at 17h00.

View the botanical gardens, thousand of species of the most unique carnivorous plants and orchids, beautiful aquariums, homes of tropical fish and coral from the Indian Ocean.

Deep Sea Fishing Excursions in Mombasa, Malindi or Watamu

Leave after breakfast for deep sea fishing. You can spend 4, 6 or 8 hours, and can choose small or big boat.

Deep sea fishing is fun. Anyone can catch fish and enjoy this magnificent sport. Kenya offers some of the best Deep Sea Fishing with a large variety of fish close to the shore. A day spent fishing is an adventure in itself. All boats are well maintained and manned by very experienced crew. Crews are well versed at taking out newcomers to fishing and will enjoy showing you how it all works.

Game fishing in this area is excellent and many of the large fish have been caught in these waters. Good catches of Tuna and Wahoo are made in September and October. While December to March is very good for Marlins. Sailfish are caught throughout the season. Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda and Giant Trevally are found closure inshore. Other fish caught are Dorados and various species of shark.






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