Mombasa Butterfly House

Published On: January 8th, 2018

Located in the grounds of Fort Jesus, Mombasa Butterfly house is a Butterfly conservatory housing different species of Butterflies. The quiet, the greenery inside, the flowers and the gentle movement of the butterflies give a welcome sense of tranquility and harmony. The serene and butterfly paradise is an ideal place for various activities, including photoshoots, video filming and picnics.  Mombasa Butterfly House gives you an opportunity to see butterflies in natural environment designed to give the freedom to fly around.

Inside the butterfly house, you are able to see different species of butterflies, there over 300 species of butterfly in the Kenya Coastal region. Pupa is purchased from different community groups from different sites such as Arabuko Sokoke Forest, Shimba Hills, the Mangrove Forests and the Mjikenda Kaya Forests. An initiative to assist local farmers in the region, and improve their livelihood.

Mombasa Butterfly House offers different services including:

School Visits

Schools can visit with students, and learn about butterflies. Experienced and knowledgeable staff will take the children through various stages of the butterfly, and the facility.  Picnics are also allowed. A


Capture beautiful memories, the lush green landscape is great for photoshoots and video filming. Including wedding ceremonies where a butterfly is released to create a beautiful and memorable moment.

Gift Shop

The Mombasa Butterfly House gift shop stocks products from community conservation and welfare groups in the region. The products are sustainably produced through reduce, reuse and re-cycle, which are eco-friendly to the environment. Products include, clothing, Honey, oils, soaps and etc. All the proceeding goes to the various conservation communities.

Below is a list of charges.

Citizen child- 100
Citizen Adult-200

E.A Resident child- 100
E.A Resident Adult-300

Non- residents child – 250
Non- residents Adult- 500

Photoshoot- 500/-
Grounds for hire for events- starting from 4k

The opening hours is from 8:30 am to 5:30 daily, for further details contact 0719874472. The best time to see the butterflies is early in the morning, when they are very active. Mombasa Butterfly house is ideal for the perfect picnic, a calming afternoon after a stressful meeting or just to capture the beautiful butterflies.  To reserve the venue email: or:

For further details – check their website – Mombasa Butterfly House

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