The Vasco da Gama pillar is to Malindi what Big Ben is to London or Eiffel Tower is to Paris. It is the town’s most recognized landmark, which, along with the majestic Malindi pier should be on top of your list of must-see attractions.
But away from the expectations of many people, Malindi’s biggest attraction is the town itself, a serene place that stands out in such an extraordinary world. As much as it boasts a selection of must-see sights, its biggest pleasures are its street life and setting, admired from a tuk-tuk ride, from the narrow streets of Shela and Majengo, or simply by wandering around the atmospheric neighbourhoods.
Just a few of Kenya towns have such an amazing mix of both old and the new, makes Malindi a go-to destination for unhurried exploration and a place to get lost in.
To help you make informed choices of where to go, we have included pictures and descriptions of all the main sights. Here are some of the places one can visit when in Malindi town
The most common landmark in the town. The pillar is used by most institutions to symbolize Malindi
2. MALINDI PIER
A unique landmark loved and thronged by families during weekends and holidays. Provides a wonderful access to the Golden beach with a view of Malindi Town and the Vasco da Gama pillar.
One of the oldest structure in town. It houses some of Malindi Marine treasures in terms of the fish world
6. MALINDI MUSEUM COMPLEX
10. GEDE RUINS
11. WATAMU NATIONAL MARINE PARK
13. ROBINSON ISLAND
14. BIO-KEN SNAKE PARK
15. MALINDI CROCODILE FARM
16. MALINDI FALCONRY
17. WATAMU TURTLE WATCH