ABOUT MALINDI KENYA
Malindi is an amazing place among other destinations in East Africa. Taking a stroll in the streets of Malindi Kenya is one of the amazing things one can do. a few glances on the houses built in different parts of town and you can immediately tell of the swahili influence on the architecture. A few years back, most of the houses were thatched with palm tree leaves, commonly known as makuti. Like other communities, with change of times, makuti thatching have been replaced with ironsheets. However, there are some parts that still value this kind of culture. Most beach hotels, villas and resorts have this kind of roofing.
The swahili culture has a big influence on the dressing of the natives. Women wearing buibuis and men putting on kanzu is an indicator of the presence of Islam within the town. Traditionally, women adorn Khangas as wrappers while men made shirts and trousers from them. Leather sandals for both men and women are a norm. They compliment well kanzu, buibui or khanga attires.
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN MALINDI
Despite being known as a small time commercial center and a home of tourist attraction sites, Malindi has a number of financial institutions which adequately provide commercial services to Malindi residents as well as visitors. With the various financial institutions in Malindi, financial security can be accounted for Malindi residents including both local and international tourists. Banks in Malindi include Barclays Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Equity Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Chase Bank, Co-operative Bank, Family Bank, Habib Bank, Post Bank among others. Other commercial institutions include Forex Bureaus and Western union.
Beaches and places to swim in Malindi
Malindi's coastline is split into three sections spanning 10 kilometers. The north section spans for miles and ends at the iconic Vasco Da Gama Pillar right after the pier, locally known as Buntwani.
Beyond the coral rocks is where begins the Silver Sands Beach. This area spans 3 kilometers and comes to an end at the farthest coral rock.
Last but not least is the Marine Park beach, which is 1.5 kilometers long. Radio tower on top a massive rock marks the end of this beach.