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“A beautiful enviroment for Birdwatching”

Nguuni Nature Sanctuary
Ranked #6 of 10 Nature & Parks in Mombasa
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Only 4 kilometers away from Bamburi Cement Factory, a small nature sanctuary in a completely unique “out of Africa” environment. Rain-fed ponds are inhabited by fish and birds. Large Doum Palm crowned by Leopard Orchids are scattered in the grassland.
Reviewed 5 July 2014

A large number of bird species found in the sanctuary, combine it with a picknickwith the family and also excellent sundowner !! The advantage is the the sanctuary in not far from Mombasa city and especially the north coast accommodations/Mombasa malindi highway!!
some peanuts with lemon tea during sundowner.

Thank 143grey
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

I decided to got camping at Nguuni from Mombasa almost at the last minute. The manager on duty was extremely accommodating, waiting for us until 7pm and taking us straight to the Sundowner site. Victor was posted to stay with us on the site all night and made a nice big bonfire for us. There are bathroom facilities at the sundowner, but the solar system is out for now so you will be asked to use laterns which make camping very beautiful. Bring food ans water. The photos posted here showing food service refer to food brought in by guests. You can roast sausages on the fire. If you can, don't camp at the sundowner. Pick a more remote site since the sundowner is too close to the sanctuary fence. You will listen to local clubs all morning, then churches and mosques. The giraffes come to graze at the sundowner though, so make your way there in the early morning, for breakfast on the picnic tables. I liked the staff...nice, generous people and intend to camp there again, with some friends. Oh yeah, the camping fee is 150/- plus entry fee of 300/- for residents. I believe you have to bring your own tent... You also can get to the sanctuary by matatu...take the bamburi matatus, the the kiembeni matatus to turkey baze joint. Nguuni is 200m from the turnkey baze joint. Alternatively you can take a tuk tuk to gate and walk a kilometer or so to the sundowner site. Other sites are closer. Arrive before 6pm for the best experience. Preferably 3pm.

2  Thank Makena O
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We arrived at the Sanctuary early Sunday morning and were initially taken on a tour by Oscar, a younger fellow who was still learning. He was really enthusiastic, though and called another guide, Michael, who was getting back from church. Michael took over near the end of the tour and he was really knowledgeable. I'm not a birdwatcher myself (I was there with a colleague) but Michael really made it very interesting. We also saw the giraffe's up close. Overall, a very nice place to spend a couple of hours walking around.

Thank Michiel A
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

A wonderful place to learn more about trees and birds in Kenya, north coast, Bamburi
You will go for a walk under different Acacia trees in the shade and a wet eria with lakes
You will enjoy the parc while guided by a profesional

Thank monikalakhani
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Beautiful place. Lots of good bird watching and many giraffes wandering about. The giraffe feeding stations are close to the viewing area so you get to stand right next to the wildlife! It's a basic setting but they have fire pits, shelters, toilets, sinks etc. plus a few stone/wood 'tables'. You can hire the venue out for an evening party (we did) or just stop by to view the wildlife. If you're hiring the venue out I'd recommend leaving enough travel time to get there as Mombasa traffic and the ferry can be very slow. It took us about 2 hours drive from Diani Beach during the day but the journey home at night was much quicker. We had our wedding there and it was an amazing location with lots of good photo opportunities. As a tip for other people who are looking to get married there - you can just about get changed in the bathrooms there rather than wearing your dress for a long car journey. The bathroom is small but clean enough - just bring a couple of towels to put on the concrete floor to protect your dress.

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