Malindi Tourism and Information Site
Welcome to the premier news and information site for the coastal town of Malindi, Kenya. The site offers tourists’ guide for both local and international tourists as well as news of what is happening within Malindi. With a dedicated team, we provide information and news of what is happening in each and every industry; education, tourism, politics, development, entertainment, sports and lifestyle among others.
Malindi is the biggest town on the North Coast of the Kenyan Shoreline. Just about 120km North of Kenya’s port city of Mombasa. Once a stopover to the world’s greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming a resting point and home to many Portuguese Settlers. The Most Scenic town with warm sandy beaches, High Sand dunes and close to a vibrant River Ecosystem
Reasons Why You Should Visit Malindi
1. CULTURE: Malindi is a town that is rich in different cultural experiences. This can be attributed to elements of Portuguese history, Italian, Arab and other local African Cultures
2.WELCOMING: It’s a friendly city with a cosmopolitan population, welcoming to all visitors and families with children, and open to minorities and alternative lifestyles
3.SIZE: It’s a compact and intimate town, ideal for a short city break or a longer romantic stay, with a lively café culture and a nightlife that is one of the most vibrant in the coast of 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 the change of times, makuti thatching has been replaced with iron sheets. 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.