Our travel journey started a long time ago and It’s no secret that we’ve always had a deeper love affair with nature and wildlife. A while back we were at the coast and we visited Haller Park. Known to some as the “green” quarry,this park has been reborn to a small private ecological nature sanctuary. Situated on the North Coast of Mombasa along the Mombasa Malindi road, next to the Bamburi Cement factory, Haller park is a beauty of nature.
The diverse vegetation is considerable, from mangrove palms and majestic indigenous shade trees to coastal forests where several of these plants are rare and endangered; a haven for botanist.Visitors can enjoy a quiet nature trail or even a jungle jog for the fit enthusiasts.
The main attractions of the park are the Reptile Park with a rich variety of snake species, crocodile farm,small fish pond,game sanctuary and the butterfly pavilion .
We had the opportunity to watch Owen and Cleo, their renown hippos, feed at the Game Sanctuary .For all the bird lovers this park has an endless list of birds;Weaver birds, Kingfisher, Storks, Herons, Egrets, Owls, Eagles, Kites, Cranes, Ibis, Sandpipers the list is endless.
What you need to know:
- Entry charges;Citizens 250adults,100 kids
Non residents 800 adults,400 kids
- Feeding times; Giraffes 11.00am and 3.00pm
Animals in the game sanctuary 4.00pm
We really enjoyed our visit at the park .Make a stop and get to enjoy all this and the intense scents of the forest. For further information call 0722410064 .