Kenya safari tours at Kilifi 

Kenya safari tours at Kilifi  : Kilifi’s pristine sand beach is its main draw. The fact that it attracts less tourists than Mombasa contributes to its extremely clean coastline. But the town is a gem in and of itself. You should go for many reasons, not the least of which are the historic structures and the Swahili culture. You get a taste of cultural diversity because Kilifi is dominated by the Giriama, a subtribe of the Mijikenda from the wider Bantu population. Here is a list of some of the excursions that visitors to Kilifi County can take.

Mnarani ruins and snake park

This historical site is accessible to Kenya safari tours every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Mnarani ruins, which date from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, are located there. The first thing you see when you arrive at the impressive location is the snake and tortoise park, which is located directly outside the gate. The young tortoises are yours to hold as you watch them go about. The oldest tortoise there is almost twenty years old. There are now 13 snakes housed at the snake centre, including the puff adder, the stripped-bellied snake, the green mamba, the black mamba, and the worst spitting cobra. You go around with a guide who tells you about the background of each snake; it’s a very educational experience.

During your kenya tours, you ascend the stairs that take you to the Mnarani ruins. The main mosque ruin is where you first arrive and can learn about the mosque’s history. From there, you can explore a nature trail that leads to the discovery of another small mosque ruin and storage facility. The walk culminates at the Kilifi Creek viewpoint, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean.

Mida Creek Boardwalk

The beginning of the Mida Creek Boardwalk is reminiscent of a scene from a movie, with palm trees lining both sides and mangroves. Near leasing a canoe with a guide near the creek, on safari in kenya you can explore the boardwalk. The best time to explore the creek is right before dusk, between 4 and 6 p.m., when the views are breathtaking and you can see a variety of birds, including flamingos grazing by the Mida and kingfishers hunting in the shallow waters. After the boardwalk, you can also visit the Giriama village to decompress. The hotel may arrange for a trip to the creek, or you may choose to travel directly to the creek and support the local economy by hiring a canoeist to guide you around.

If you don’t have appropriate footwear, you can also rent Crocs and help out at their neighbourhood hustle, which sells key chains, necklaces, and bracelets crafted by Giriama women.

Jumba la Mtwana

Situated in Kilifi County, kenya Jumba la Mtwana is a lovely historic ruin settlement that stretches 250 metres inland and 300 metres along the beach of Mtwapa Creek. The village of Jumba la Mtwana, which translates to “Big House of Slaves,” is thought to have formerly been a significant slave harbour. Enchanting construction remnants can be found here, including exposed foundations for mangrove beam poles, ablution tanks, floors covered in millipedes and swarms of safari ants, and the twisting arm slaves of 600-year-old trees that were likely part of a nearby kaya. It depicts ghosts, pirates, lost wealth, and deserted cities.

Takaungu slave market

When slavery was practiced throughout the coast of East Africa, this area served as a slave market. Standing immediately before Kilifi Creek, 7km off the Malindi/Mombasa route, is an abandoned 14th-century building that was formerly the sultan’s palace. There are two rooms on the ground floor, a veranda with an integrated swimming pool, and three more rooms on the first floor of the rusty house with nearly disintegrating walls.

Malindi National Park and Reserve

This kenya safari tours / kenya tours is roughly 5 kilometres from Malindi town. For best results, phone the local warden to find out when low tide is on the day you want to visit, since it impacts the experience. However, early in the day is the best time to visit, as it ensures an enhanced one. You have to remove all plastic bottles before you enter the marine park because they are not allowed there and must be disposed of.

On your kenya safari tour, when you first arrive at the park, you can park your car there and use the nearby restrooms and showers to change before negotiating with the local boat captains to go on the kenya safari trip of your choice. Among the Kenya tours options are two hours of swimming and snorkelling by the coral formation, where you can witness a variety of fish, including colourful parrotfish, red snapper, butterflyfish, sea cucumbers, and anemones, among other species that call the coral garden home. When the tide is low, the skipper will take you to a temporary island where you can swim and unwind after your snorkelling adventure.

Vasco da Gama pillar

If you want to take a peaceful stroll down the coast, especially in the early evening, you should definitely check out this lovely historical landmark. The tall, well-preserved pillar is located at the seafront along the beach. Here, you may stroll, enjoy a picnic by the benches or around the pillar, and take in the breathtaking kenya safaris tours  scenery. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to see the sunset. One of the most well-known and revered explorers of the Age of Discovery, Vasco da Gama, was a Portuguese explorer who built the pillar in 1498. A guide is available to accompany you and will give you a brief history of the structure.

A well-known kenya tours/ kenya safaris tours destination in Malindi for both domestic and foreign visitors is this memorial pillar.

Kijipwa mosque ruin

The site, which is a short distance from the Mombasa/Malindi highway, is home to over 100 human skeletons and skulls that experts believe to be slave remains. The location is thought to have served as a holding area for African slaves prior to their transportation over the Indian Ocean to the Middle East and other regions of the globe. The mosque itself appears to be a collapsed structure at this point, but when you view it and discover who uses it, it becomes intriguing.

Kenya safari tours at Kilifi 
Kijipwa mosque ruin

Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve

The largest and best-preserved coastal forest in East Africa is the Arabuko-Sokoke forest, which is overseen by the Kenya Forest Service and Kenya Wildlife Service. Twenty percent of Kenya’s bird species, thirty percent of its butterfly species, and twenty-four rare and unique species of animals, butterflies, and birds are found there making it one of the best birding safaris in Kenya destination. There are uncommon species to be seen, like the Sokoke busy-tailed mongoose, the Ader’s Duiker, and the Golden-rumped Elephant-shrew. The sole bird species found in Kenya is the Clarke’s weaver, which is restricted to Arabuko-Sokoke and a region further north of the forest worldwide. The woodland is open for walks, drives, picnics, and cycling. Early in the morning or late in the afternoon are the ideal times to visit the forest, and sunrise until nine in the morning are the finest times for bird watching.

Mtwapa Creek

Would you like a cool, seaside breeze? This place sticks out as one of those places where you may have the boat all to yourself while enjoying the soothing sea breeze. Mtwapa Creek has a single entry and departure point on its frontal line, spanning a 4-kilometer expanse of open water. As you cruise by, the trees around the stream provide a fantastic opportunity to observe a variety of birds and other wildlife. Amazing “floating restaurants” that serve self-serve seafood are also around the waterway.

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