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Welcome To Tamarind Mombasa

In the early seventies there were no quality restaurants in Mombasa, and Kenyan born Chris Seex, who was managing a coastal resort hotel at the time, was determined to correct this.  One of his ambitions was to create the finest seafood restaurant in Africa.  With little financial and moral support he designed and built the Mombasa Tamarind, a dream, which he fulfilled with passion.

Built in Arab style with high arches and a crenellated roof,, the elegant, gleaming white building has the perfect setting – a starlit terrace perched on a cliff overlooking the picturesque Old Harbour of Mombasa.

The menu is a blend of the best of French, Asian and African cuisines.  The Tamarind’s specialty is seafood and only the freshest ingredients are used. The Prawns Piri Piri, Chilli Crab and Lobster  have earned the Tamarind restaurant worldwide fame and rave reviews from publications such as Gourmet, the London Times and the Herald Tribune.

Personal service, original presentation and attention to detail has developed Tamarind’s reputation as one of the finest restaurants in Africa, and achieved the ambition of the founder.

The restaurant’s seating capacity is 160 people and currently has a staff of 120.


 (Departs daily)

You will be picked from your coastal hotel after 16:00 hours to 17:30 hours depending on the location of your hotel for this interesting and enjoyable evening occasion.

On your arrival you will be met by a traditionally dressed waiter who serves you with a “dawa” (meaning medicine in our National Language Kiswahili) the house cocktail made from vodka, lime, honey, sugar and crushed ice.

Then sail down the Tudor creek on the Nawalikher dhow meaning `the gate way to Heaven’ enjoying your cocktails as the tour guide lectures you about Mombasa‘s Old Town and Fort Jesus. You will enjoy a good four-course dinner of the fine aroma of grilled lobster steak, Arab brass coffee as the band plays variety of the popular rhythms which most of clients like dancing.

Finally you will arrive at your coastal hotel from 22:30 hours to 00:00 hours depending on the location of your hotel.

  End of the trip.

What is included?

• Full dinner

• All transfers

• All our transport has insurance plus we would offer rescue and evacuation by air and road within East Africa Only

• The rescue and evacuation by air and road is for all Top Africa Safaris ltd clients. The cover does not include in hospital bills overseas cover.

• The cover is only for residents and non-residents. For detailed information please log on to http://www.ersafari.com It gives you the complete solution to the traditional procurement of the tourist cover

What is not included?

• Drinks

• Tips for the service

• Yellow fever vaccination

• Visa

• Things of personal use


• A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. THE SUPPLEMENT WOULD BE CONFIRMED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING FOR CLARITY REASONS.


Ladies and gentlemen…………………for your comfort and safety,

The Tamarind Dhow “BABULKHER” is equipped

With the following security and safety equipment.


UNDER YOUR SEAT.  These are worn in the same

Way as Aircraft Life Jackets.

Two automatic 150 litres Bilge pump.

Auxiliary pumping equipment.

One manual engagement 700 litres per minute

Main engine driven Bilge pump.

Auxiliary pumping equipment.

One main 6.5 Kva Diesel generator.  One stand

By 4.5 Kva generator.

Automatic (below deck) public area emergency lighting.

Radio communication with our permanently

Manned base station.

The dhows outboard powered “Hory” or

Dinghy can carry 20 passenger

Full fire equipment, including Fire Blankets,

Gas, Dry powder and water type extinguishers.

We sincerely hope you enjoy the evening’s

“magical experience” secure in the knowledge that

everything possible has been done to ensure your comfort

Price to be quoted at the time of booking for clarity reasons

No minimum number required.

We recommend everyone to grace this occasion with a formal dressing. 80.00.

The price includes.

Return transport, evening seafood dinner and live band entertainment.

What is not included?

Drinks, tips and things of personal expense.


Mixed Seafood Hors D’oeuvres

Soup of the day

Grilled Half Lobster

Served with Rice and Tamarind Salad


Grilled King Prawns Served with Rice and Tamarind salad


Seafood Swahili Served with Rice and Tamarind Salad


 Delicious sea cooking

Grilled Prime Fillet Steak Served with Baked Potato and Tamarind Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad with / Without Kirsch Coffee and Halwa Tea Camomile Lemon Grove

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