Malindi is a coastal town 120 kilometers northeast of Mombasa. Formerly known as Melinde, Malindi is at the center of a strip of idyllic tropical beaches offering the visitor a range of world-class resorts and quiet relaxing hideaways. Book your flights to Malindi with Kenya Airways and discover the old town of Malindi.
There are a few important things to take note of when traveling to Malindi.
Malindi has a domestic airport with daily flights to and from major Kenyan cities. You can also drive to this beautiful coastal town/city via the Mombasa and Lamu highways.
There are beautiful tropical beaches with white sands and lovely natural coral formations along the beaches of the Indian Ocean where tourism and fishing are the main economic activities in these areas and are a great place to settle down and relax while getting beautiful beach sand between your toes and simply escaping the troubles of life.
Historical places and landmarks to go and visit when traveling in the city of Malindi are the Ruin of Gedi, which is the old remains of a Swahili town that once was a thriving community along the jungle coast of East Africa. You are most likely to see a lot of classic Swahili architecture in the city of Malindi. There are exceptional national natural conservation parks in this magnificent city to visit such as the Malindi Marine National Park and the Watamu Marine National Park, which is claimed to be the oldest marine park in Africa. So make sure to visit these outstanding landmarks, as you will definitely not leave disappointed.
There is some lovely accommodation in Malindi where you can stay at, where you are sure to be well-rested and find the utmost comfort during your stay in Malindi. Some resorts and hotels that you could consider staying at in and around Malindi are the Diamonds Dream of Africa Hotel, Kilili Baharini Resort and Spa and lastly the Ocean Beach Resort & Spa in Malindi. These places range between 3-star and 5-star accommodation so you will be sure to receive the best treatment and hospitality while in the city of Malindi.
Last to mention the historical site of significance namely the Pillar of Vasco da Gama which was erected around 1498 and this valuable monument still stands till this day, so make sure to make a stop by it and experience the rich history of this stunning coastal city.