Whatever place around the world you are looking into travelling to, culture immersion should be on top of your bucket list. There are diverse cultures all around the world and getting yourself into knowing, appreciating and being part of them will always make you an all rounded person as well as improve your cultural competence.
At Splash World Limited we have a number of rich cultural packages with diverse programs converging our different heritage as a country In our Mombasa, Kenya location there are various places where you can visit and have a taste of the local culture all in different and unique ways. Here are some places you can visit.

 

Mombasa Old Town

This is one of the oldest towns in Kenya and an ancient town inhabited by a mix of Swahili, Arabs Asians and British settlers. A visit around the town will enable you interact with different aspects of culture including different building architectures which are carved and curved beautiful buildings built by the Islamic Arab traders and Portuguese , Swahili and Arabic way of dressing known as the “buibui’ and the “deras” which are widely worn just to mention a few. You can get to ride the local means of transport known as tuktuk, which is a 3 wheeled motorcycle. The town also has a breathtaking history behind it.

Tamarind Dhow Restaurant

Here is where we have the local cruisines. There are two cruises, the lunch and the dinner cruise.Lunch at the tamarind dhow restaurant starts at 1pm where the cruise departs from the tamarind jetty at 1pm and returns at 3pm. At the lunch hour, lunch consist of delicious seafood platter with a selection of Kenya’s wonderful seafood or a prime Kenya fillet steak followed by fruit salad and rounded off with Kenyan coffee and halwa.The Dinner cruise leaves the Jetty at 6:30pm starting with a ‘ dawa’ cocktail. The dhow sails towards Fort Jesus and back. You will enjoy seafood prepared in Swahili style as you enjoy local music from the resident band. At 10:30Pm, the cruise will go back to the Tamarind jetty.

Maasai Market

This is one of the oldest towns in Kenya and an ancient town inhabited by a mix of Swahili, Arabs Asians and British settlers. A visit around the town will enable you interact with different aspects of culture including different building architectures which are carved and curved beautiful buildings built by the Islamic Arab traders and Portuguese , Swahili and Arabic way of dressing known as the “buibui’ and the “deras” which are widely worn just to mention a few. You can get to ride the local means of transport known as tuktuk, which is a 3 wheeled motorcycle. The town also has a breathtaking history behind it.

Lord Shiva Hindu Tempel

Here is where we have the local cruisines. There are two cruises, the lunch and the dinner cruise.Lunch at the tamarind dhow restaurant starts at 1pm where the cruise departs from the tamarind jetty at 1pm and returns at 3pm. At the lunch hour, lunch consist of delicious seafood platter with a selection of Kenya’s wonderful seafood or a prime Kenya fillet steak followed by fruit salad and rounded off with Kenyan coffee and halwa.The Dinner cruise leaves the Jetty at 6:30pm starting with a ‘ dawa’ cocktail. The dhow sails towards Fort Jesus and back. You will enjoy seafood prepared in Swahili style as you enjoy local music from the resident band. At 10:30Pm, the cruise will go back to the Tamarind jetty.

Akamba Handicraft

Ever heard of the Kamba community? This is one of the communities well known for their carvings. The Akamba handicraft center is the largest cooperative society in Kenya and is located off Port Reitz Road in Changamwe. The society has employed numerous people who are skilled and gifted in human sculptures, decorative carvings, animal carvings, masks and different traditional ornaments. If you are interested in traditional carvings, sculptures or ornaments this is the place to visit while in Mombasa.

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