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.