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Malindi Tourist Attractions, Activities

Attractions, also called local, tourist or visitor attractions comprise of the seedos, things to see and things to do. The things to see, attractions, or items of eye appeal and or excits our hearts, that which attracts the attention of our eyes like beautiful scenery, mountains, rivers, sea, ocean, beaches, the culture i.e. events, architecture, wildlife and many more. Culture, a people way of life, what they wear, how they build, their religion and beliefs. The components of culture are history, architecture, religion, dress, beliefs, conservation, literature, music, language, dance songs and singing, taboos and customs, arts and crafts, leisure and recreation, literature food and eating habits, events, ceremonies, governance and politics, social justice, economy.


Activities comprise of what the local people, tourist or visitors do at the destination. This comprise of economic, political, leisure, recreactional, religious activities that take place at the destination. Economic activities comprise all that people do for living. Events comprise of cultural, political and religious events, conferences, meetings, festivals, sports, athletics etc.

Leisure is what people do during their free time- pysical and recreational activities undertaken for relaxation of body and mind like jogging, reading, sporting activities like swimming, fishing, sunbating, canoeing, kayaking, yachting, bird watching, star gazing, diving, sky-diving, skiing, mountain climbing, hiking, trekking, animal tracking, game viewing, roadtrips, rallying, cinema, dancing, music, singing,yoga, karate, football, volleyball, s

Malindi is a popular tourist resort located 120 Km to the North-east of Mombasa. The resort is accessible by road, air and sea. Most of the visitors fly in directly by charter flights from Europe. A flight from Nairobi will take 45 minutes. Bus travel from Nairobi will take about 10 Hours. To holiday makers mind Malindi conjures up clear images of serene tropical coastal destination with lots of sun-shine, colorful coral gardens with colorful marine life, white palm fringed beaches kissing the shores turquoise Indian ocean. Such images are not far from the truth. Though the shore line is sometimes invaded by sea weeds, yonder lies coral reef with clear waters, beautiful coral gardens with lots of diving opportunities. Beyond the coral reef is the deep sea, a playground of anglers of world repute. As a tourist destination Malindi has lots to on offer for any holiday maker- families traveling with children and young adults, adventure travelers, wildlife, culture and nature lovers.

A Friendly City

One of the main tourist attractions to Malindi is the welcoming friendly behavior of the local people. From its humble beginnings in the 14th century, Malindi was noted for its friendly people. After rebuttal in Mombasa, Malindi offered sanctuary to Vasco da Gama and even offered him a guide to take him across the seas to India. The Vasco da Gama's pillar and the little Portuguese Church are a testimony to this friendship. Earlier, the sultan of Malindi had welcomed Chinese sailors and offered a giraffe as a present to their King. The giraffe was presented to Yong Le Emperor of China in 1415 during the Ming Dynasty. To this day, the giraffe is the symbol of diplomatic relationship between China and African countries. Due to its peaceful nature, Malindi continues to attract visitors from different corners of the world. Notable is the large population of Italians which has earned the town the tag new Milano.

Agreable Climate

Another of Malindi tourist attractions is the beautiful climate. Located just south of the equator, Malindi experiences a sunny weather which is hot and humid all year. Long rains fall between the months April to July. Off the coast of Malindi the ocean shallow and pleasantly warm, ideal for swimming throughout the year. The warm, crystal clear waters have made it possible for the coral reefs to flourish. In the coral gardens are colorful marine fish an attraction to numerous visitors.

Malindi Tourist Attractions, Activities
Things to see and do in Malindi?

The top 5 visitor/ tourist attractions in malindi are Malindi Marine Park, Watamu Marine Park, Marafa or devils Kitchen, Gedi Ruins, Vasco Da Gama's Pillar. The marine parks feature have colorful coral gardens with splendid display of marine life. Visitors in glass bottomed boats flock into the parks for snorkeling and diving expeditions. Some hotels like white elephant are an attraction into themselves. In the vicinity of Malindi are other attractions like Top among the top 20 Malindi's tourist attraction are:

  • The rich Swahili culture of the local people. Their welcoming attitude has made Malindi a choice destination for many Italians, many of whom have opted to settle there permanently.
  • The white sandy beaches of Casurina, Mambrui, Watamu
  • Activities undertaken like sky diving, yachting, kayaking, safaris, shopping,
  • Marafa / Devil's Kitchen- bizarre rock formations with a mythical origin behind them. Located 33 km to the North-west of Malindi.
  • Watamu turtle watch
  • Broglio space center
  • The Kilifi Bridge- longest in Kenya ar 420 meters
  • Gedi Ruins
  • Che Shale Island
  • Sudi Island
  • Kipepeo (butterfly) Project
  • Aqua ventures
  • Bio Ken snake park
  • The falconry
  • Takwa ruins
  • Vasco da Gama's pillar
  • The Portuguese church
  • Sawa Sawa dhow excursions
  • Tsavo East/ West National Parks
  • Tana and Athi/Galana River deltas

The small village of Watamu has 8 Kms of pristine sandy beaches which has been rated one of the top ten beaches in the world. A major plus of staying at Watamu is that you can swim both at low and high tides. However the beach is clogged with seaweed from June to October. Besides the beaches other attractions in Watamu are the Watamu Marine Park, the snake farm, Mida Creek and Whale Island. At Watamu, you can while your day relaxing in the beach or on the various adventures within. Activities at Watamu include:-

Malindi Tourist/ Visitor Activities
Things to do in Malind?

Among the top 10 visitor activities in Malindi are:

  • Deep sea fishing in pursuit of sailfish, billfish and hammerhead sharks, among other prized catches
  • Fitness and Yoga courses
  • Kite surfing-During the months of July and August and from January through March. To learn Kitesurfing visit Che Shale a few kilometers to the north of Malindi.
  • Golf at Malindi Golf Course.
  • Yachting
  • Visits to Sudi Island
  • Visits to Che Shale Island
  • Sun-bathing
  • Swimming
  • Dhow cruises
  • Visits to Watamu Snake Park-The snake park has the largest collection of snakes in East Africa with over 200 species. The adjacent laboratory supplies hospitals with anti venom.
  • Visits to the Marindi and Watamu Marine Parks.
  • Superb snorkeling and bird watching at the Mida Creek.
  • Visits to Tsavo East National Park
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Where to stay in Malindi

There are numerous places o to stay in malindi to fit all kids of budgets from as little as USD 10 double/ twin BB to USD 2000 Per night.

Malindi is one of the premier beach resorts in Kenya. The town located 120 Km north of Mombasa has witnessed unprecedented growth in the hotels industry. Malindi town has numerous high class hotels kissing the palm fringed beaches of the Indian Ocean. Along Malindi's Casuarina Road are numerous guest houses, resorts, private villas, self catering apartments and cottages all accepting paying guests on full time or temporally. Among the best of Malindi's Beach Hotels are Ocean Beach Resort And Spar and Kilili Baharini Resort popular with the creme de la creme of Kenya. The Plan Hotel/ Sandies resorts include Africa Dream Village, Tropical Village, Coconut Village and Malindi Beach. Among the memorable of Malidni hotels are Coral Key, Drift wood, Africa Dream Village and Scorpio Villas. In Malindi High Season Falls in January-March; July to October. Mid Season -October to December. Low Season -April May and June. Most of the properties close during the low season. Malindi Beach Hotels or Beach Resorts can be classified in terms of facilities and even the price range. Depending on the rates, some properties will fall in the category of deluxe or super luxury. Some properties like Woburn Residence, Ocean Beach Resorts and Coral Key combine hotel services with apartments for long stay. The apartments at Woburn and Ocean Paradise are luxurious enjoying spacious grounds and swimming pools. The Kilili Baharini resort is famous with the creme de la creme of Kenya noveu riche. Coral Key, Driftwood, Lawford and Seaview Lodge have withstood the test of time and have impeccably served Malindi. There are numerous budget properties in Malindi charging from KES 1500 (USD 20) to KES 3500 (USD 81) per night on double rooms. A good example is the slightly hidden Bush Baby Lodge and the African Pearl. Watamu also features excellent beach resorts or hotels among which are the Turtle Bay, Hemingway's, Baracuda, Tembo Point and Garoda Beach Resort. As per our judgment, the following properties offer impeccable high class or luxury services

  • Woburn Residence
  • Ocean Beach Resort & Spa
  • This is a luxury beach front property located slightly outside town along the Lamu Road.
  • Malindi beach hotels, Attractions, Activities, accommodation resorts, lodges, car hire rental
  • Tembo Apartments (Self Catering Apartments)
  • Kilili Baharini Resort
  • Diamonds Dream of Africa Hotel ( Planhotels/ Sandies)
  • Sandies Tropical Village Hotel( Plan/Sandies hotels)
  • Sandies Coconut Village ( Plan/ Sandies Hotels)
  • Diamonds Malindi Beach Hotel (Plan? Sandies hotels
  • White Elephant:
  • Coral Key
  • Tamani Jua
  • Silver Sands
  • Barracuda Inn
  • Hemingway's Beach Resort (Closed 1may-14Jun)
  • SeaView Lodge
  • Tembo Point