If you've never had the chance to look around a nature reserve before landing in Mombasa, you'll be able to come face to face with a wide range of species in Haller Park, located on the old site of the Lafarge factory, a cement manufacturer. When the factory closed in 1971, René Haller started a reforestation project in order to reintroduce some species and clear the way for nature to make a return to the site of 185 acres. As well as various bird species, you'll be able to spot giraffes, hippopotamuses as well as many monkeys - marmosets in particular - that roam freely in the park.
The site was formerly home to a cement plant.© Patrick de Wilde
Buffalo and cattle egrets huddle in the grasslands.© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
A mother baboon gives its baby a ride on its back in Buffalo Springs, Kenya.© Easyvoyage.com
Kenya's hippos are a common sight in its national parks, here a family takes a dip!© PhotoBank Yokohama RF - age fotostock
A young Colobus Monkey, Kenya.© Panorama Media - age fotostock