A must visit place to fall in love with nature at the Coast.
Christmas this year comes with a twist since we have had a long and rough year. I do not know about you but this December I am not looking for the wild and loud. They say, look into nature to find that everything is better. I have a date with nature.
- Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary
This is one of those places that are completely undervalued. This is a great elephant sanctuary that allows you to experience a unique safari in a spectacular landscape. Just like the elephant you will never forget this place. It is also located near the South Coastal beach so you can catch twice the treat.
- Shimba Hills National Reserve
This reserve is accessible from Mombasa for a day visit because it is only 60km away. The forest adventure is quite the attraction. You will find many indigenous plant species. It also has many elephants and it is the only place to stop a Sable Antelope. It also has a collection of birds and butterflies
- Mombasa Butterfly House
Mombasa butterfly house is like a scene from a movie. It hosts thousands of tropical butterflies. It is one of the best live butterfly parks in Africa. It promotes tourism and environmental conservation. You will learn a lot about biodiversity. All your funds will be channeled to a worthy course. It is also quite the romantic place if you are thinking of a having an outdoor date. J
- Haller park
Haller Park is former Bamburi Nature Trail and it is located along the Mombasa/Malindi highway. It was established in 1971 by Bamburi Cement strategy to reclaim barren landscape of disused limestone quarries into vibrant and diverse ecosystem of grasslands and forest. The nature trails is home to hippos, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes as well as smaller birds
- Nguuni Nature Sanctuary
Nguuni Nature Sanctuary is located 4 km from Lafarge Bamburi Cement. It is home to many species including giraffes, elands, Oryx, waterbucks, ostriches as well as large doum palm crowned by Leopard Orchids are scattered in the grassland. It offers beautiful scenery for sunsets watching, small weddings and picnics.
- Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve
There is nothing that screams Christmas at the Coast as a visit to the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve.
On a normal year people thousands of locals and people from various parts of the country find themselves at the Coast for this particular treat. So if you are completely out of money and care for a ‘madafu’ and a quick and free dive into the sea then this is the place to be.
- Mama Ngina Waterfront Park
This water front park was briefly closed down when the Corona epidemic hit its peak to discourage mingling. It has however been reopened and the quiet the place for a cute stroll with your significant other or a friend. It provides quiet the view and a few snacks are available should you need them.
Be vigilante to adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines
Cheers to a merry end of 2020!!