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The Haller Park is a famous nature park and zoo in Mombasa. Formerly known as Bamburi Nature Trail, it is located along the Kenyan coast and offers a stunning backdrop to its extensive birdlife (consisting of over 160 species) and wildlife. This nature park is the result of relentless hard work of Swedish naturalist Rene Haller, who is credited for transforming this limestone quarry wasteland into a famous nature park during 1970s. Until a decade back, this park was also famous for the friendship of a hippopotamus and a tortoise.
Forte Jesus de Mombaca (or Fort Jesus)
Mombasa’s premier attraction, Forte Jesus de Mombaca (Fort Jesus) is a late 16th century fort situated on Mombasa Island. It was built on the orders of noted Portuguese king Philip I to guard the Old Port of the city. This fort is classic masterpiece of Renaissance and had assumed immense strategic significance for securing trade routes on Indian Ocean by Portuguese colonial empire. Fort Jesus became a national park in 1958, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 and now houses a museum (called Fort Jesus Museum) that showcases more than 400 years of the fort’s history.
Shimba Hills National Reserve
The Shimba Hills National Reserve is located about 20 miles from Mombasa in Coast Province, Kenya. It is a mix of coastal rainforest, woodlands, waterfalls and grasslands. Visitors are often wowed by its extensive biodiversity that include more rare plants and several birds and butterfly species that are found in the country. Shimba Hills National Reserve also has a headcount of approximately 700 elephants and 100 Sable antelopes - a number any nature reserve would be proud of. One can also take out time to appreciate the Scheldrick Falls waterfall and Mwaluganje forest here.
Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve
Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is situated in Mombasa, Kenya. Its park section spreads across 3.8 square miles and the reserve runs for over 77 square miles. This marine reserve is known for its beautiful lagoon and coral reefs, and as such is a surefire hit among beach-lovers, snorkeling and diving enthusiasts alike. Another attraction here is a famous underwater wreck site of a submerged cargo vessel called MV Dania, which is habitually visited by divers and dangerous fish like barracuda and moray eels.