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Size: Malindi has a coastline of 155 kilometres,.
Distance from the International airport - Roughly six hundred and twenty kilometers (620 kms)
Driving time;varies depending on place of visit. It is a four and a five hour drive to Masai Mara and an hour's drive to lake Naivasha
Flying time: One hour from Nairobi(JKIA or Wilson) to Malindi Airport
Schedule flights available?: Yes on Fly540, Air Kenya and Kenya Airways to the nearby Malindi Airport... View flights to Kenya
Accommodation: Besides the hotels featured, we provide reservations to other hotels, cottages and guest houses in Malindi and Watamu like Resort-Watamu,Blue Marlin,Hotel Villas Watamu, Stephanie Sea House, Joysvilla Guesthouse, Angel's Bay Resort,Mwembe Resort, Le Golf Kilimandogo, Wild Fitness - Baraka House,Lawford's Hotel, Lion in the Sun Resort, Hotel African Pearl,Kivulini Village Beach Hotel, Hotel Domina Palm Tree Club, Ozi's bed and breakfast,Blue Bay Beach Hotel, Ascot Residence Hotel,Bushbaby,Dorado Cottages,Glory Guest House,Heiner Seiz Bungalows,Kingfisher Lodge, La Malindina,Moriema Cottages,New Kivulini Bay,Savana Resort, Mwamba Fieldd study center(formerly Mrs. Simpsons guest house), Mida Eco Camp, Bustani ya Eden, Villa Veronica and Hotel dante in Watamu Village......... See accommodation in Malindi
Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama met Malindi authorities in 1498 to sign a trade agreement and erected a still existent coral pillar. Governance is by municipal council which has thirteen wards. Malindi is the second largest coastal town. About 20 kilometers away is the seaside resort of Watamu which lies on a small headland, between the and Watamu Bay and heavily reliant on tourism and fishing. is a great historic town that lies along the Kenyan coast, at the mouth of the Galana River: a town that enjoys great cultural diversity, thanks to the early and current visitors and settlers to the town. Chinese and Arab traders were the first ones to leave their mark on Malindi and later, Portuguese sailors and European settlers trooped to this town. The exact age of Malindi is not clear but it has been a Swahili settlement since the 14th century. The town that once rivaled for dominance has many historical significances - one being that the
What to do in Malindi: Malindi enjoys a rich day and night life. Malindi restaurants offer all sorts of cuisine: Jardin Lorna Restaurant, I Love Pizza, Bahari Cafe, Lorenzo's,Karen Blixen Restaurant , La Malindina, Baobab Restaurant, Palentine Tea Room, Stars & Garters, Surahi Restaurant, Malindi Sea Fishing Club, Old Man and the Sea, Baby Marrow, Bar Bar, Barani Dishes, Copper Kettle, Big Mango, Comeback Restaurant,Fermento Vivo, Santiago Cafe`, Happy Night Club, La Gelateria, Malindi Garden Restaurant, Malindi Grill, Open View Bar & Restaurant, Palentine Restaurant, Palm Garden Restaurant, Surahi Restaurant, Stars & Garters and The Sun Also Rises are just a few examples. The keen shopper will enjoy stopping at the Italian Market, Malindi Complex, Sabaki Centre, Sitawi House, Butts Arcade and the town centre for all manner of buys. Malindi and Watamu Marine National parks are famous for exceptional snorkeling and diving conditions as well as allowing visitors easy access to the spectacular undersea life. The Malindi and Watamu beaches are ideal for long walks. One can also enjoy a dhow trip at Mida Creek, or go on a guided tour of a local Giriama village. Another interesting stop would be the Gede Ruins: a National Museum whicjh also hold the Kipepeo (butterfly) Project. Visitors to Malindi and Watamu ae advised to visit The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest- one of the largest stretches of Brachystegia woodland on the eastern African coast. This forest is home to six endangered species of bird, 3 of which are endemic to the forest. The forest is also home to the rare Golden Rumped Elephant Shrew. Other activities include: Golf at the Malindi Golf Club, Ypga lessons at some hotels,Canoeing, kite surfing at Che Shale Beach, Free climbing at Coral Key- climbing wall 10 meters with climbing aid.
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