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Mombasa Tour Haller Park Ngomongo Village Nguuni Park; Explore Mombasa wildlife attractions in a day by visiting Haller Park (formerly Bamburi Nature Trail) and Nguuni Nature Sanctuary during this excursion.
Your tour begins with a visit to Haller Park (Bamburi Nature Trail) located 12 km’s (7.5 miles) north of Mombasa along the Mombasa/ Malindi highway. Haller Park is the largest animal sanctuary in Mombasa boasting a variety of animals, reptiles, insects and botanical gardens.
Walking along the trail is the ideal way to look at the various animals, and on many occasions holding or feeding a reptile such as a snake is allowed under the close supervision of a guide.
Educational videos are also shown, with emphasis on the history and continuous improvement of the trail. It was previously a barren piece of land that had been stripped of its resources through limestone mining.
Later it was redeveloped through reforestation and conservation efforts and is now a habitat for a large number of flora and fauna species.
Next, we visit the Ngomongo Villages – African Tribal homesteads displaying the ways of life of the ten most colourful and diverse rural peoples of Kenya. You will see their huts, tools, gardens and learn more about their traditions and way of life.
After lunch, we proceed to Nguuni Nature Sanctuary located only 4 km from the cement factory, not far from Haller Park. It is a park where you can relax and enjoy animals. You have the opportunity to make a little safari through the park by car or to go on a bird walk.
Get a lifetime chance to get up-close with giraffes, elands, oryx, waterbucks, ostriches and many species of birds. The park has several picnic areas and there is a possibility to enjoy a barbecue at sundown.
Mombasa Tour Haller Park Ngomongo Village Nguuni Park Itinerary
0900 Hours: We pick you from your hotel and transfer you to Haller Park (formerly Bamburi Nature Trail). The park is located south of the Bamburi cement plant along the Mombasa/ Malindi highway.
The drive from Mombasa city centre takes an easy 30 minutes depending on the traffic. The park was once a product of the company’s efforts, since 1971, to convert barren landscape of disused limestone quarries into vibrant and diverse ecosystem of forest, grasslands and ponds.
Currently, Haller Park plays host to a variety of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalo’s, and antelopes as well as smaller mammals and birds.
The Park consists of a Game Sanctuary, Reptile Park, small demonstration Fish Farm area, Palm Garden, Crocodile pens and a giraffe viewing platform, offering a variety of attractions at the various points to educate and entertain the over 160,000 visitors who visit the park every year.
The diversity of vegetation is considerable, from mangrove palms and majestic indigenous shade trees to coastal forests where several of these plants are rare and endangered; a haven for botanist.
Yet each plant plays an important role in the overall harmony of the ecosystem. The park also provides a home to various animal species from the cheeky Vervet monkeys to the graceful giraffe.
There are many birds like weaver, Kingfisher, Storks, Herons, Egrets, Owls, Eagles, Kites, Cranes, Ibis, Sandpipers the list is endless. Haller Park a must visit for all lovers bird.
1100 Hours: Proceed to Ngomomgo villages (Homesteads). This is a unique presentation of the ways of life of 10 most colorful and diverse rural peoples of Kenya.
The tribes featured include Akamba, El molo, Luo, Rendile, Mijikenda, Kalenjin, Turkana, Kikuyu, Maasai, Pokot etc.
A visitor completing this interesting one and a half kilometer walk through the village gets the impression of having literally walked through the entire rural Kenya in two hours.
The village has huts, farms, plants and animals associated with some rural people like cattle for the Masai and crocodiles for the crocodile hunting El- molo people etc.
Among the things they display are huts, utensils, gardens and the crops they grow in their rural areas.
1300 Hours: We proceed for lunch at a nearby restaurant.
1430 Hours: After lunch we visit the Nguuni Nature Sanctuary situated along the Nguu Tatu Hills (3 hills) – an amazing sanctuary in a completely natural surroundings, 4 km from the Bamburi Cement Factory.
An educational tour includes a pleasant bird walk along rain-fed ponds inhabited by fish and birds. For Birders, a Wetland gives you the opportunity to see various species of birds.
A Game drive along the sanctuary gives you a good view of the area. Large Doum Palm crowned by Leopard Orchids are scattered in the grassland. You will get to see Giraffes, Ostriches, Elands, Waterbucks and Oryx all at a close range.
You will also have a chance to take camel ride to view the beautiful landscape and the animals of the sanctuary from a different angle.
1700 Hours: Depart the park and drive back to your hotel/ residence.
Mombasa Tour Haller Park Ngomongo Village Nguuni Park Trip Prices
Mombasa Tour Haller Park Ngomongo Village Nguuni Park Rates Includes:
Professional English-speaking guides + Pickup from your hotel in Mombasa and drop-off to your hotel + All entry fees, guide fees, service charge,s and taxes where applicable & Mombasa City Tours Haller Park, Ngomongo Cultural Centre, and Nguuni Nature Sanctuary Tour
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* Pick up from hotels in the North Coast. Extra charge for pick up from South Coast Hotels
* Our Mombasa Tour Haller Park Ngomongo Village Nguuni Park from 0900 Hours to 1700 Hours
Mombasa Tour Haller Park Ngomongo Village Nguuni Park Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)