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Haller Park is a nature park located in Bamburi, Mombasa, Kenya. It was formerly a limestone quarry which was rehabilitated and transformed into a nature park by Dr. René Haller in 1971. The park covers an area of approximately 140 hectares and is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including a large number of bird species, reptiles, mammals, and insects.
Haller Park Activities
Haller Park offers a range of activities for visitors which incudes;
- Wildlife Viewing.
- Guided Nature Walks.
- Giraffe Feeding.
- Bird Watching.
- Game Sanctuary.
- Butterfly pavilion.
In addition to its conservation efforts, the Park also engages in sustainable development initiatives which include as mangrove planting, and beekeeping. The park is an excellent example of how degraded ecosystems can be rehabilitated and transformed into thriving nature reserves. It is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in nature, wildlife, and sustainable development.
The park is known for its diverse wildlife. Some of the wildlife species you can find in the Park include:
Giraffes – The Park is home to several Rothschild’s giraffes, which are a subspecies of the giraffe found in East Africa.
Hippos – The park has several hippos living in its man-made lake.
Crocodiles – The Park is home to a large number of crocodiles, including Nile crocodiles and American crocodiles.
Monkeys – Several species of monkeys. These include Sykes monkeys and vervet monkeys, can be found in the park.
Antelopes – There are several species of antelopes, including impalas, in the park.
Reptiles – The Park is also home to several other reptile species, including snakes and lizards.
Birds – The park is a popular spot for birdwatching, with over 160 species of birds living in the area.
The Park is 2km from the center of Bamburi and the closest airport 13.3km (Mombasa Moi International Airport).
Best Time to visit
The Park in Mombasa-Kenya may be visited all year round. It opens from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day consisting of public holidays.
The Park offers educational tours and talks for both students and adults, designed to provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about the park’s conservation efforts and the importance of environmental sustainability. The education tours and talks are conducted by knowledgeable park guides, and can be tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of the group.
The tours and talks covers topics, such as
- Park history
- The park’s rehabilitation process,
- The flora and fauna found in the park,
- Conservation efforts being undertaken to protect the natural resources.
Visitors can also learn about the sustainable development initiatives that the park is engaged in, and the mangrove planting and beekeeping projects.
Haller Park Entry Charges
As at September 2021, the entry charges were as follows:
- Adult Kenyan Citizens: KES 500
- Child Kenyan Citizens (3 to 12 years): KES 300
- Adult Resident: KES 1,000
- Child Resident (3 to 12 years): KES 600
- Adult Non-Resident: USD 20
- Child Non-Resident (3 to 12 years): USD 12
It’s worth noting that these prices are subject to change and it’s always a good idea to confirm the current prices before your visit.
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- Splendid View Restaurant.
- Steers Kenya Engen.
- Palm City Restaurant.
- Nyali Misono Japanese Restaurant.