Guest Post: #Runwaytravels stuff to do in Mombasa by Sam Luli of African Zeal.
There is so much beauty and culture in Africa. Today’s #Runwaytravels are taking us to Mombasa in Kenya. That’s in East Africa for some of you folks who didn't know that. A blogger friend Sam Luli from @AfricanZeal in Nairobi made #Reginahsrunway a list of stuff to do. The pictures were taken by Imelda and tendo who recently had a trip to Uganda and Mombasa. I hope this article gives you warm thoughts. The BACKSTAGE is THIS WAY.
Go to the Beach
|Taken by @tendo_namu|
Mombasa prides itself for having very beautiful sandy beaches which are ideal for sunbathing, swimming, walking, relaxing and can even be used as wedding grounds for those who relish beach weddings.There are three popular beaches, with fine hotels and eating joints along their shores that you should consider, namely; Diani, Nyali and Bamburi.
|Taken by @ialituwa|
Visit Fort Jesus
Fort Jesus is a cultural center that was constructed by the Portuguese between 1593 and 1596. It was designed by Italian architect Cairati and was built to serve the purpose of a watch tower. Some people say that it is built in the shape of a man. They have an amazing display of 16th century Portuguese military architecture.
Take a trip to Haller Park
Haller Park is a must. Formerly known as Bamburi Nature Trail, this park is perfect for bird enthusiasts and those who enjoy wildlife. It has everything from giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, hippos, cape buffaloes and home to more than 160 species of birds. The park is also home to internet sensation couple Mzee and Owen. Mzee is a 130 year old tortoise who adopted a baby hippo Owen. The wonders of nature are found in Africa.
Go Scuba diving and snorkeling at Mombasa Marine National Park
Here you have kayaking and swimming. You might even want to go scuba diving or snorkeling if you are one of those adrenaline junkies. You will also be in company with seahorses, eels, stingrays and other creatures. Don't forget to get a selfie with the popular Mombasa elephant tusks.
Visit Shimba Hills National Reserve
If you are in search for a quiet serene place then Shimba Hills National Reserve is the place for you. It also has a number of endangered plant, animal and bird species.
Visit the Mamba Village Center
Mamba Village Center is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm. You will be treated to fascinating views of all kinds of reptiles so if you are not into reptiles, this might not be the place for you. There is also an option to enjoy a horse ride and take in the beauty of the botanical gardens and the enormous aquarium.
Where else are you going to watch crocodiles fight for food during feeding time but Mamba Village Center? This will also be your chance to sample game meat like crocodile, zebra and ostrich at the village center’s restaurant.
Take a Dhow trip to Wasini Island
Wasini island has dolphins. You can also get snorkel and dive near the coral reefs. The cruise provides a detailed cultural experience with the swahili homesteads along the coastal streak. Explore the popular Shimoni caves which were once used to detain slaves before they shipped to Arabia. Wasini village has the best seafood.