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The island if Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest metropolis and the main sea gate to East Africa. It is adequately connected to up-country centers by road, rail and an efficient domestic air service.
Mombasa has the harmonious mixture of the ancient and the modern. The old Town is a fascinating place of antiquity, characterized by narrow streets and old-fashioned houses. The 16th century Fort Jesus, a massive fortification built by the Portuguese, is a major attraction. The old Dhow Harbour and the Mombasa Marine Reserve are other places of interest.
A wide variety of social amenities and superb modern accommodation facilities make Mombasa the most popular holiday destination for both local and foreign tourists. It is a paradise for sun and sand lovers Water sports, deep –sea expeditions, out-door activities and indoor entertainments are available in abundance. The South Coast resort area, linked by ferry to Mombasa Island, is very popular on account if its magnificent white sandy beaches.
MALINDI AND WATAMU
The most popular spot in Malindi Marine National Park, one of it’s kind in Africa The Park lies about 2kms offshore and is reachable by glass- bottomed boats. The park abounds with beautiful and diverse marine life. Other places of interest include the Vasco da Gama Pillar erected in 1498 as a navigational aid and the Malindi crocodile Farm and Snake Park. A short distance north of Malindi at Mamburi is large saltpans, which produce salt for both domestic and export markets. However what draws tourists to this small town more than anything else is the ‘holiday air’ that blows about the place. The tranquility of the township and the merry atmosphere facilitates complete relaxation.
About 24kms south of Malindi is Watamu Beach holiday resort with its own marine National Park established for the preservation of coral reef resources. The coral reefs here are of exquisite beauty .A short distances from Watamu are the famous Gedi ruins, one of the principal historical monuments on the coast. Near the Gedi ruins is the Kipepo Butterfly Farm where many species of butterfly are collected for export.
The Lamu archipelago is 30 minutes flight from Malindi. Access to Lamu Island is only possible by boat. The town is linked to the mainland and to the three other small islands of Kiwayu, Manda and Kiunga by waterways. Air travelers land at the airstrip on the Manda Island and the proceed by boat to lamu. Lamu is a unique town. It has magnificent old houses and street that are too narrow and winding to accommodate motorized transport. Consequently donkeys are the only mode of transportation!
There is a thriving Swahili culture in Lamu that has defied the passage of time and architecture that resists change. You do not need watch here. Nothing happens in a hurry in Lamu! It is one of the most interesting tourist destinations anywhere.
Tsavo West, Amboseli & Taita Hills 3 Nights
Day 1 Mombasa-Tsavo West (BL)
This morning drive to Tsavo West, part of Kenya’s largest National Park. This afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the park. Tonight watch for wildlife as they come to the lodge’s floodlit waterhole. Overnight: Kilaguni Lodge
Day 2 Tsavo West-Amboseli (BLD)
Drive to Amboseli, designated a National Park in 1977. Most famous for its elephant population, Amboseli is also home to a variety of other game, including lion, cheetah and hyena. Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge
Day 3 Amboseli-Taita Hills (BLD)
After an early morning game drive and breakfast, continue to Taita Hills, a privately-owned game sanctuary. Enjoy game viewing in the sanctuary this afternoon. Overnight: Salt Lick Safari Lodge
Day 4 Taita Hills-Mombasa
Return to Mombasa, arriving around mid-day.
The Magic Of Tsavo National Park - 2 Nights
Day 1 Mombasa-Tsavo West
Depart Mombasa this morning and drive to Tsavo National Park – Kenya’s largest National Park. Tsavo is divided into two halves, known as East and West. Your drive takes you into Tsavo West, once home to more than 50,000 elephants. Drive past Mzima Springs. Fed by the waters draining from Mt. Kilimanjaro, the springs form an oasis for a wide variety of wildlife. Overnight: Severin Camp
Day 2 Tsavo West- Taita Hills
After an early breakfast and game drive, continue to Taita Hills Private Reserve. Once a private sisal plantation, Taita Hills is almost 170 sq. kms. Of lush forest, cascading waterfalls and abundant game. Your afternoon game drive might reveal buffalo, waterbuck, elephant and more. Tonight, be sure to spend time at the waterside blind at your lodge- the animals are so close you can count their whiskers! Overnight: Salt Lick Lodge
Day 3 Taita Hills Mombasa
Depart for Mombasa this morning, arriving around midday.
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