Haller Park is a nature park in Bamburi, Mombasa, on the Kenyan Coast,  It is located South of the Bamburi cement plant along the Mombasa – Malindi highway. Dr Rene Haller, after whom the park is named, helped transform what was an abandoned quarry into an ecological paradise.

Currently, Haller Park plays host to a variety of wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and antelopes as well as smaller mammals and birds.

image1Here’s a picture of what the park used to look before rehabilitation. source

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Failed attempt at looking like I was touching the giraffe. I’m standing 10miles away coz kept imagining that I’d be kicked unconscious if I got any closer.

 

image4Like a boss

 

image5Goofing around with the tortoise, it was least concerned.

 

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Finally at the entrance.

The security guard saw me taking the photo and said that I wasn’t allowed to take any until we’d paid to get in. Errrr..yeah.. we’d obviously come all this way to get to the entrance, take a photo then leave

 

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I love the landscaping. In 1987 UNEP awarded the prize “Global 500 Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement to Haller Park.

 

image8Graffitti on nature. Tsk tsk. No need to leave your mark everywhere especially if it’s so unsightly

 

image9Just chilling

 

image10Glad there was a fence between us

 

image11If only it could speak…

 

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The Ververt monkeys know all the feeding times and never fail to show up to steal some food. Feeding time is the best time to go to the park. Feeding time for the hippos is at 4.00pm daily

 

image13I’m rather fond of that shade of blue

I remember the first time I went to the park it was on a school trip back in primary school and to be honest all I remember about the trip is giggling whenever our tour guide said blue ball monkeys (aka vervet monkeys)

 

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image15Eland

 

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Took this picture like 2-3 years ago, hence the outfit change. The whale is made entirely of plastic flip flops that had washed ashore on beaches. Please don’t litter

 

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image19A bag of feed costs 50bob. It used to be free of charge but they used to lose so much as waste so you have to buy some these days. Totally works, the monkeys don’t get as much these days

 

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Giraffe tongues are a bit scratchy and their saliva is sticky. It’s a rather unpleasant sensation at first but it’s nothing that you can’t stand.

 

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Pair of Giraffes enjoying a wilderness stroll.

As you can tell I took loads of pics and not all of them made the cut. You can check the rest  of the pics on our Instagram page, the user name is Safari254.

The entry fee is as follows,

Kenyan Residents -Ksh 250 Kids 100

Non residents -Ksh 800 Kids 400

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9 Comments

  1. Eunice Nyoike
    September 4, 2013 at 5:39 pm — Reply

    Beautiful….. Never heard of the blue ball monkeys before. Kenya is indeed rich in nature, we are a blessed nation. Lovely piece, thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

  2. October 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    10 to 15 minutes walk from my place and I don’t ever visit this beautiful place. I hang my head in shame.
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  3. violet musemi
    November 9, 2013 at 4:07 am — Reply

    I first visited there with my form two students in 2010. I fell in love with the place. Since then i’v been recommending the site to many schools and friends. Coming there next week

  4. Eric Ngela
    December 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    Have been there several times and i just fall in love with the place everytime. The climate is so cool n the enormous variety of animals is so awesome. Looking foward to do my attachment there next year

  5. January 26, 2015 at 5:23 pm — Reply

    The true beauty of nature lies in HALLER it was a nice ordeal

  6. Bonface Mapesa
    June 25, 2016 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    Really, Dr. Haller was a transformist. Raising the “dead land” into “land with life” was hardwork. Indeed, Kenya is a blessed country full of beautiful nature.

  7. Nick
    December 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    Beautiful coming there next week

    • January 30, 2017 at 11:26 am — Reply

      Hi Nick. I hope you enjoyed your trip.

  8. keziah
    March 28, 2017 at 10:26 am — Reply

    i nvr knew kenya was so blessed .thats anyc place to be

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