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Malindi, Kenya
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Malindi, Kenya

 

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Mailindi is one of those places you either love or hate. Package tourists, mainly Italians, flock here for sea, sand, and sun. Independent travelers find it short on culture and long on pizzerias. Truth be told, it's what you make of it. Malindi boasts superb sandy beaches. Malindi Marine National Park, part of the Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve, is a good place to spot megafauna and tropical fish. The town's assortment of high-end galleries, posh boutiques and curio markets make it a great place to shop for souvenirs. Malindi is easy to reach. It has a variety of hotels and restaurants. What's more, it's located near a great many attractions. Watamu, a seaside village just south of Malindi, is home to Gede Ruins, one of the best-preserved Swahili settlements on the Kenyan Coast, and two of Kenya's top birding destinations, Mida Creek and Arabuko Sokoke Forest. The oft-overlooked geological feature known as the Marafa Depression is a great place to spend an early morning or late afternoon. Tsavo East and its famed elephant herds can be visited on day trip from Malindi.
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Malindi 80200

Coast Province, Kenya

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Malindi Marine National Park, part of the Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve, is a good place to spot megafauna and tropical fish. But don't expect to find brilliant coral or t ...
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Muyeye Willage

Malindi 80200

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A trip to Malindi Handicrafts, the second largest cooperative of woodcarvers in Kenya, is a twofold experience. Not only is this association of over 640 woodcarvers a great p ...
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South of Malindi Airport

Malindi 80200

Coast Province, Kenya

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The Crocodile Farm and Snake Park in Malindi may not be a must see but its a great rainy day or rough sea alternative. Tour the facilities. View snakes and crocodiles. Hold t ...
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Marafa

Coast Province, Kenya

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Marafa Depression may not rival Mt. Kilimanjaro yet it's one more reason to make the trek to Malindi. This oft-overlooked geological feature tells of rock, time and tale. The ...
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Malindi

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The Malindi Curio Market is the place to shop for souvenirs. This open-air marketplace boasts dozens of stalls selling a broad range of Kenyan crafts - woodcarvings, painting ...
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