Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya. Located next to the Indian Ocean, it has a most important docks and an international airport. The city is also the center of the coastal tourism industry. Also known as Mombo in colonial times, its name originates from Manbasa. It was the Arabic name for the former Mvita sultanate, which had its capital here. In modern times, the city is the headquarters of Mombasa District which, like most other districts in Kenya, is the name of its capital.
Haller Park - Bamburi
Haller Park - Formerly Bamburi Nature Trail is the biggest animal asylum in Mombasa. The park has different animals, reptiles, insects and botanical gardens. Walking along the path is the perfect way to watch the different animals and on several occasions holding or feeding a reptile like a snake is allowed at this place with the complete supervision of a guide. Educational videos are also presented with emphasis on the history and the continuous improvement of the track.
Mamba Village is the biggest farm in East Africa with a high density of crocodile. A farm tour begins with a film about the life cycle of crocodile’s and behaviour, followed by an extensive tour of the rest of the farm, and ends with the highlight of the day. A day starts with a spectacular scene of bloodlust crocodiles fight for food during mealtime. Excellent food is available at the restaurant Mamba and the house specialty is the superbly grilled crocodile meat.
Bombolulu workshops are located in the north coast of Mombasa. In 1969, Bombolulu Workshop is a project of the Association for the Disabled in Kenya (APDK). This is a major tourist attraction, which is composed of eight cultural centers with traditional farms. The Centre is also a traditional restaurant and traditional dances to entertain guests throughout the day. It takes care of the "Association for the Disabled", and employs 150 disabled craftsmen / women, who produce jewelry, hand-printed fabrics, wood carvings and leather crafts. The products are sold in a large showroom and exported to 20 countries. Bombolulu Workshop has grown to become one of the largest rehabilitation facilities in Kenya and has built a reputation as one of Kenyans most reliable exporters.
Only five kilometers in length and diameter, Wasini is a good place to escape. It takes a few hours to stroll around the island on narrow paths, and a road you will encounter the ruins Muslim women and local men at work in the sun, and coral gardens that you can go through - a bit like snorkelling on the country. Sometimes during the spring tides, these gardens recovered at sea when the tide rushes in. Wasini restaurant offers a regular boat service between the Island and Shimoni.