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.
Here’s a picture of what the park used to look before rehabilitation. source
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.
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
I love the landscaping. In 1987 UNEP awarded the prize “Global 500 Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement to Haller Park.
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
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)
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
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.
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