Budget Mombasa Island, Malindi & Lamu Trip

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The island Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest metropolis and the main sea gate to East Africa. Mombasa Island is a 5 by 3 km coral outcrop located on Kenya‘s coast on the Indian Ocean, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. Part of the city of Mombasa is located on the island, including the Old Town.

DAY 1 – SHANZU

On this day, we shall depart our Nairobi early enough and be transferred to the SGR station. We shall be boarding the 0800 oclock train and arrive in Mombasa Island at 0100 oclock. We shall have our lunch in the Coastal Island of Mombasa then proceed to Shanzu.

Top world class resorts are located in the posh neighborhood of Shanzu that is well known to be peaceful and quiet. Shanzu beach is located approximately 14km from Mombasa CBD and has on numerous occasions, won the hearts of many as one of the top beaches in Mombasa.Hotels on this stretch are closely packed together; there are also plenty of bars and relaxation spots where you can have some time off to reflect and indulge with nature.The beachfronts are exquisite, quiet and relaxing. When you’re on Shanzu beach, make the most of your time because it’s one place you’ll not want to leave in a hurry.

On this day we shall spend relaxing in the Shanzu beaches whole day. Later go back to our Nyali hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 2 MALINDI

We shall leave our hotel very early and visit Malindi.As we drive north to Kilifi through attractive country covered by extensive sisal plantations dotted with huge baobab trees. Cross the scenic creek and continue onto the ancient city of Gedi-a 13th century ruin in the heart of a dense forest. We shall later visit Arabuko Sokoke. Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve is a 420 km2 coastal forest in Kenya managed by Kenya Forest Service (KFS). It is the largest and most intact coastal forest in East Africa, with 20% of Kenya’s bird species, 30% butterfly species and at least 24 rare and endemic bird, mammal and butterfly species. Other activities here are forest walks, forest drives, butterfly & bird watching, cycling & picnicking.

Later head to our hotel for dinner evening stay.

DAY 3 MALINDI

We shall spend our day in enjoying the beach.

It’s all about sandy beaches and gorgeous resorts, when it comes to a dream holiday getaway and this is what makes Malindi one of the most popular holiday destinations in Kenya. Malindi has a beautiful weather and climate. With the temperature between 76 – 82 degrees Fahrenheit, you will enjoy your stay in the coastal town. It’s one of the beautiful coastal towns in Kenya, steeped in rich heritage with several cultural and historic places to discover or re-discover. Its many beaches make the town an amazing setting for a perfect holiday or weekend getaway for lovers or families. Malindi has a wide variety of exciting activities due to its diverse landscapes and it is truly a paradise with serene beauty and unspoiled surrounds. If you are visiting Malindi for your next vacation, stay at some of the most stunning and luxurious resorts and hotels in the town. The hotels and resorts feature relaxing spas for exciting therapy and all-out indulgence, chic bars and restaurant for fine dining, relaxing swimming pools and much more. You can always relax and enjoy at any of Malindi’s retreat on your next holiday.

Many people visit Malindi because of its smooth sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Malindi beaches features a host of pristine coasts, beach resorts, beachside restaurants and sea activities. There is a beach for everyone in Malindi. The beaches are perfect for water activities such as deep sea fishing, surfing, diving, water-skiing, snorkelling, and many others.

Malindi is undoubtedly rich in its history and culture. The coastal town has some amazing places that should be a must visit in everyone’s lifetime. In this town and nearby areas, you will discover beautiful and historical places that will mesmerise you, such as nature parks, Marafa-Hells Kitchen, Falconry of Kenya, Mida Creek, Marine National Park, Vasco da Gama Pillar, Gede Ruins, Takwa ruins, Watamu turtle watch and other amazing places.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 4 – LAMU BEACH

On this day we shall go to Lamu for a day trip then we head back to Malindi for dinner and overnight stay.

It feels somewhat adventurous to explore the old city walking around and getting lost in the labyrinth of the small and narrow streets. Lamu’s Old Town is characterized by a variety of different types of houses with influences from Arabia, India, Peru and Europe. You will walk pass houses with large and tall wooden doors, open verandas, curved balconies and beautiful decorative paintings and furniture. At a place where it looks like if time has stood still, surprise yourself by seeing the daily local life. Everywhere you go the residents will welcome you with a big smile. Little kids are playing while their mothers are doing the laundry, see the older children coming home from school and hear people praying in the mosques.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 5 – COPACABANA BEACH, MTWAPA

On this day, after early breakfast we depart Malindi very early and spend our day at Mtwapa. On our way, we shall passby some coastal countryside and its people offer a different perspective to Kenya’s tribal heritage. The tour provides a glimpse into the traditions and cultures of the coastal people with a visit to a Giriama or Digo Village with our local guide. Continue to Kaloleni to visit the local market and thereafter drive to Kenya Marine land on the North coast, which offers an opportunity to observe numerous species of tropical marine life in giant aquariums. A snake park, situated nearby is also visited and you can watch carvers at work producing the famous “Makonde” pieces of art.

Later check-in in our Mtwapa resort for lunch and refreshments.

Mtwapa is a famous town located 16km north of Mombasa city famous for its vibrant nightlife and party scene. Mtwapa is a tourist magnet suburb loved by both foreign and local tourists.I have realized that Mtwapa is associated so much with partying that people forget it also has a nice and quiet beach where you can sit and relax. From the beach, you get the chance to enjoy exotic views of the Indian Ocean and the Mtwapa creek.There are also numerous villas, private residences, restaurants and bars where you can go and have fun. Furthermore, Mtwapa has everything; good accommodation, shopping, banking facilities, entertainment and dining.

Visiting Shimba hill can also be a good plan for this day. Start your day early to manage the park drives of Shimba hills.

The Shimba Hills are a short drive from Mombasa. South of the island, they are reached via the Likoni Ferry and are over a thousand feet high which offers one a view of both the Indian Ocean and the African bush. A visit to the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary is highly recommended and is located about 30 minutes from the glistening beaches of south coast. At Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary you will experience a unique safari in a spectacular landscape. Elephants here never forget. Like them, you’ll always remember Mwaluganje.  Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary 60,000 acres feature dramatic cliffs and forested hills as well as bush land with baobabs – all striking for the wildlife. Apart from the elephant, you also see warthog, impala, bushbuck, sable, Cape buffalo and leopards. Later get back to Mtwapa for overnight at Silver palm spa & resort.

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

DAY 6 – NAIROBI

Visit Mamba Village then we shall be transferred to the railway station in Mikindani to pick the 03:00pm train back to Nairobi.

Included Safari Features

  • Round trip transport from Nairobi, through the sites mentioned in the above itinerary and back to Nairobi.
  • Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
  • Recommended accommodation.
  • Guaranteed departures for at least two (2) guests for Private trips, at least four (4) guests on Luxury trips and at least six (6) or more guests for budget booking.
  • Complimentary Mineral Water in the Safari Minibus whilst on Safari.
  • Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue.
  • Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water.
  • Guaranteed window seating with open top/ roof.
  • All meals included while on safari.
  • Pre–tour itinerary document.
  • Extensive Game drives.
  • 100% of the total sum of the trip to be paid before the day of the Safari.
  • Government Levy, VAT and Service charges are included.
  • Guaranteed clean, well serviced & well conditions cars.

Excluded Safari Features

  • Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that includes, emails, faxes, cell phones, airtime and phone calls, beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees.
  • Optional Night Game drives, Bird watching, Nature walks, evening outings etc.
  • Gratuity for Porte rage, waiters at hotels, camps and airports.
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplements.
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide.
  • Sundowner bush cock tails, balloon Safaris, Horse Rides, Chopper trips, Yatch trips, Drown recorded trips and bush dinner. Although they can be provided on request.
  • Cost of obtaining passport and visas while crossing borders.
  • International/ Local / Flying Doctors Airfares.

Kindly note: We considerately advocate for M-Pesa payment for your safari using our TILL NUMBER.

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