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