ARRIVAL MOMBASA – HALF DAY CITY TOUR (D)
Start your Trip with your half day tour around Mombasa Town, the second largest city in Kenya, which is on an island. Visit Fort Jesus – Now a museum, once built by the Portuguese at the end of the 16th century. It dominates the entrance to Mombasa Harbour and commands good views over the Old Town. The Fort is now a national monument and houses an interesting museum. The old town, Elephant Tusks and Akamba Woodcraft, the Mwembe Tayari open-air market, the local bazaars, handicraft carvers and many more to see during your walking tour. Walk also through the famous curvy alley-roads and the business district. Walk through the streets of Old Town up to the Old Port to see the Dhows. The old town is a maze of narrow streets, mosques and crowded buildings, some with impressive carved doors or intricate balconies. Return to your hotel for a relaxing afternoon.
Later in the evening transfer to the Tamarind Dhow Dinner Cruise. It begins with a welcome "Dawa" cocktail as the Dhow sails smoothly towards Fort Jesus. The twinkling lights of Mombasa and the starlit skies provide idyllic surroundings for a delicious seafood dinner meticulously prepared in Swahili style on the deck in front of you. The resident band on board offers a wide choice of dance music, from the latest hits to the golden oldies as the Dhow gently glides back to the Tamarind Jetty.