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MOMBASA EXCURSIONS

BAS (M) 01 – Mombasa City Tour

This half-day tour shows you the sites of Kenya’s oldest and second largest town. Stops include Fort Jesus (designed in the 16th century by the Italia architect Cairati) and the traditional wood carvers.

BAS (M) 02 – Tamarind dhow

Board a romantic dhow and enjoy an evening cruise on the creek, complete with cocktails, a seafood dinner (steaks as alternative) and a bongo band for entertainment.

BAS (M) 03 – Bombolulu

Traditional dance, music, and theatre combine to offer a Kenyan cultural experience. An opportunity to purchase the local hand made products is available at the end of the visit.

BAS (M) 04 – Dhow Cruise

This morning begins with a tour of Mombasa, including Fort Jesus, the old Town and the Akamba wood carvers. After a delicious seafood lunch, board a dhow and cruise down Tudor Creek, stoping at a floating market along the way.

BAS (M) 05 – Ngomongo Cultural Experience

Experience “Pure magic. All of Kenya in one spot “Ngomongo is a collection of 10 diverse rural Kenyan –Tribal homesteads, each complete with huts, cultivated crops, and domestic and wild animals.

BAS (M) 06 – Dhow Adventure

A full day cruise on traditional dhow with lunch, entertainment and a visit to the Kipepee aquarium, with over 150 different species of fish.

BAS (M) 07- Kisite –Mpunguti Marine National Park

Full days gives you time to snorkel or scuba dive among the superb coral gardens or spend time bird watching.

BAS (M) 08 – Tsavo East National Park

A full day game in the largest park in Kenya including lunch at a safari lodge.

BAS (M) 09 – Son et Lumiere

The evening ‘Son et Lumiere’presentation (Sound and Light), portrays the history of the East African Coast and Fort Jesus. After the show, enjoy dinner served in the Fort.

BAS (M) 10 – Mombasa Highlights

The day begins with a tour of Mombasa, including a visit to Fort Jesus and the Akamba wood carvers. After lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, travel, to Haller Park (formerly known as bamburi nature trail.) The area was reclaimed from a coal quarry. And turned into a nature trail. Along with a chance to see a working fish farm, hippos, buffalo, antelope, and bird life may also be seen.

AIR SAFARIS FROM MOMBASA

BAS (M) 01- Masai Mara Delight

Day 1: Mombasa –Masai Mara (LD)
A light aircraft flight takes you to the Masai Mara – the most famous game reserve in Kenya. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Day 2: Masai Mara –Mombasa (B)
After an early morning game drive and breakfast return by light aircraft flight to Mombasa around midday. Overnight at keekorok or Mara safari Club.

BAS (M) 02: Romantic Finch Hattons

Day 1: Mombasa – Tsavo West (LD)
Drive to Tsavo west, part of Kenya’s largest National Park. This is the land of Deny’s Finch Hattons fame. Enjoy a game drive in the park, once home to over 50,000 elephants. Overnight at finch hattons Tented camp.
Day 2: Tsavo west (BLD)
A full day allows time for both morning and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Finch Hattons tented camp.
Day 3: Tsavo West – Mombasa (B)
After an early morning game drive and breakfast, return by road to Mombasa.

BAS (M) 03: Mara Spectacular.

Day 1: Mombasa –Masai Mara (LD)
A light aircraft flight takes you to the Masai Mara. This afternoon, enjoy game viewing in the park. Ovenight at Keekorok Lodge or Mara Safari Club
Day 2: Masai Mara (BLD)
Enjoy both morning and afternoon game drives today. Overnight Keekorok or Mara Safari Club.
Day 3: Masai- Nairobi
After a final game drive and breakfast, return by air to Mombassa.

BAS (M) 04: SHIMBA FOREST LODGE.

Day 1: Mombasa –Shimba Hills (D)
A short (hour) drive takes you to the cool, refreshing forest of Shimba Hills. This afternoon’s game drive takes you on a search for elephant, buffalo, and the rare roan antelope. Overnight at Shimba Hills Lodge.
Day 2: Shimba Hills – Mombasa (B)
Enjoy a morning game drive before breakfast. Return to Mombasa around midday.

BAS (M) 05: CHALE PARADISE

Day 1: Mombasa – Chale Island (LD)
A short boat trip takes you across the narrow waterway to the romantic island of Chale.Pristine beaches and amazing rock formations are just two of the island’s jewels. Overnight at Chale Island Paradise.
Day 2: Chale Island (BLD)
The day is at leisure to enjoy the various optional activities offered at your resort. You might want to walk around the island (it takes just an hour), try snorkeling, canoeing, fishing or just relax and enjoy the unspoilt surroundings. Overnight at Chale Island Paradise.
Day 3: Chale Island – Mombasa (B)
After breakfast, take a short boat trip back to Mombassa.

BAS (M) 06:Tsavo West, Amboseli, and Taita Hills.

Day 1: Mombasa -tsavo West (BL)
This morning drive to Tsavo West, part of Kenya’s largest National Park. Tonight watch for wildlife as they come to the lodge’s floodlit waterhole. Overnight at 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 at Oltukai Lodge.
Day 3: Amboseli – Taita Hills (BLD)
After an early morning game drive and breakfast to Taita Hills, continue to Taita Hills a privately owned sanctuary. Enjoy game viewing in the sanctuary this afternoon. Overnight at salt Lick Safari Lodge.
Day 4: Taita Hills –Mombasa (B)
Return to Mombasa, arriving around midday.

BAS (M) 07: MAGIC TSAVO

Day 1: Mombasa –Tsavo West (LD)
Depart Mombassa 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 at Severin Camp.
Day 2: Tsavo West –Taita Hills (BLD)
After an early breakfast and game drive, continue to taita Hills Private reserve. Once a private sisal plantation, Taita Hills is almost 170sq.kms.of lush forest, cascading waterfalls and abundant game. Your afternoon game drive might reveal buffalo, waterbuck, elephant and more. Tonight, be sure sure to spend at the waterside blind at your lodge – the animals are so close you can count their whiskers. Overnight at Saltlick Lodge.

Day 3: Taita Hills – Mombasa (B)
Depart for Mombassa this morning arriving around midday.

BAS (M) 08:SUN AND FUN BREAK

Day 1: Arrive Mombasa (D)
Arrive in Mombasa where you will be met and transferred to your choice beach hotel. Overnight at Indian Ocean Beach Club or Nyali Beach Club.
Day 2: Mombasa (BD)
A full day at Leisure to enjoy the hotels water based optional activities or simply relax poolside. Why not take an optional Dhow Cruise or enjoy the Sun et Lumiere Show this evening? Overnight at Indian Ocean Beach Club or Nyali Beach Club.
Day 3: Mombasa (BD)
The day begins with a tour of Mombasa, including a visit to Fort Jesus and the Akamba wood Carvers .After lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, travel to Haller Park (formerly known as the Bamburi Nature trail). The area was reclaimed from a coal quarry and turned into a nature trail. Along with a chance to see a working fish farm, hippos, buffalo, antelope, and bird life may also be seen. Overnight at Indian Ocean Beach Club or Nyali Beach Club.
Day 4: Mombasa – Shimba Hills (BD)
Today drive to Shimba Hills National Park, a 320 square kilometer forest first made a reserve in 1903.Among the species found here are the handsome and rare roan antelope. Tonight enjoy nocturnal game viewing at your lodge’s floodlit waterhole. Overnight at Shimba Hills forest lodge.
Day 5: Shimba Hills – Mombasa (BD)
Return by road to Mombasa today, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Indian Ocean Beach Club or Nyali Beach Club.
Day 6: Mombasa (BD)
A final day to enjoy the beach or perhaps take an optional excursion in Mombasa.Overnight at Indian Ocean Beach Club or Nyali Beach Club.
Day 7: Mombasa -Depart (B)
You will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight today.

BAS (M) 09: LAMU

Day 1: Lamu
A scheduled fight takes you to Manda Island where a dhow transfer takes you across the waterway to Lamu Island.Lamu is one of Kenya’s oldest town and a perfect place to both explore historical ruins and relax on secluded beaches. The afternoon is at Leisure. Overnight at New Lamu Palace Hotel.
Day 2: Lamu (B)
A full day at leisure to explore the Island. Little has changed in Lamu in the last century. Be sure to stop at one of Lamu’s 20 mosques to admire the ornate and intricate woodwork. Good shopping includes local baskets and mats. Overnight New Lamu Palace Hotel.
Day 3: Lamu –Depart (B)
A dhow transfer takes you back to Manda Island for the return flight to Mombassa or Nairobi.

BAS (M) 10:KIWAYU

Day 1: Kiwayu (LD)
Just beyond Lamu lies a glistening archipelago of coral islands, including the island of kiwayu. A scheduled light aircraft flight takes you to this picturesque island. During your free afternoon, why not try snorkeling among the coral? Overnight Kiwayu Safari Village.
Day 2: Kiwayu (BLD)
The day is at Leisure. Scuba –diving are just two of the water based optional activities available. Turtles lay their eggs along the sandy beach sand claims over 150 years old are found among coral. Overnight at Kiwayu Safari village.

Day 3: Kiwayu –Depart (B)
A scheduled flight takes you back to Mombassa or Nairobi today.

BAS (M) 11:MOMBASA BEACH BREAK

Day 1: Arrive Mombasa (D)
Arrive in Mombasa where you are met and transferred to your beach –front hotel. Overnight at Indian Ocean Beach Club.
Day 2: 4 Mombasa (BD)
Enjoy three full days at leisure. A variety of optional excursions are available. Overnight at Indian Ocean Beach Club.
Day 5: Mombasa (BD).
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.