Malindi Attractions

Malindi attractions
An aerial view of Malindi’s Vasco Da Gama Pillar | Photo by Peter Mkristo

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 Shella and Majengo, or simply by wandering around the atmospheric neighborhoods.
Just a few of Kenya towns have such an amazing mix of both old and the new, makes Malindi a get 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

Vasco da Gama pillar
1. VASCO DA GAMA PILLAR

The most common landmark in the town. The pillar is used by most institutions to symbolize Malindi

Golden beach buntwani with the Malindi Pier

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.

House of columns

3. HOUSE OF COLUMNS

One of the oldest structure in town. It houses some of Malindi Marine treasures in terms of the fish world

 

4. PRINCE HENRY THE NAVIGATOR MONUMENT 

 

5. PORTUGUESE CHAPEL

 

6. MALINDI MUSEUM COMPLEX

 

7. MALINDI NATIONAL MARINE PARK

 

8. ARABUKO SOKOKE FOREST

 

9. MIDA CREEK & BOARDWALK

 

10. GEDE RUINS

 

11. WATAMU NATIONAL MARINE PARK

malindi Marafa Hell's Kitchen

12. MARAFA HELL’S KITCHEN

 

13. ROBINSON ISLAND

 

14. BIO-KEN SNAKE PARK

 

15. MALINDI CROCODILE FARM

 

16. MALINDI FALCONRY

 

17. WATAMU TURTLE WATCH