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Malindi is a city in Kenya, located on the Indian Ocean.

Get in

By plane

  • Malindi Airport is a small airport that can be reached from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi.
  • Moi International Airport in Mombasa, about 70 miles away, is a large airport with flights throughout Africa and Europe.

Get around


  • Vasco da Gama Pillar. After being turned away from Mombasa, it was here where the explorer Vasco de Gama landed. The pillar stands at the point where he came ashore. (It is just the pillar and you have pay an entrance fee.)
  • Nearby Watamu with its beautiful beaches and access to the marine park.
  • Malindi Museum Society, Beach Road, Malindi (From the Baobab bar/restaurant and walk towards the town. You will reach the House of Columns jon your left after a about 5 minutes. From town it is just past the Beach Road Curio market, on your left.), Country code followed by, 727 411 426, [1]. 9.00am to 4.00pm. Visit the museum which has very useful and interesting booklets for sale at low prices, and some exhibits. The museum is at present in the process of moving from its attractive and historic building 'The House of Columns' to a more historic building, recently renovated, 'The Old D.O's Office' near the easily noticed 'Sail Monument' (to Prince Henry the Navigator)where there are more exhibits. While you are in Malindi, why not join the Malindi Museum Society.You can do this at the House of Pillars (see above) as a visitor for Shs 600/- which gives free entry to all of the Museums of Kenya sites/buildings, not just in Malindi, but on the Coast. KShs200..




I Love Pizza Seafront Road. Reasonable priced Pizzas, Seafood and Meat dishes. One of the longest running resturants in Malindi.

  • Driftwood Beach Club, [2]. Restaurant open daily, as well as snack menu during the day. Popular curry lunch every Sunday overlooking the Indian Ocean.


Hermanns Beergarden, Lamu Road. Cheap and Cheerful. Rooms available on request.


Eden Roc Hotel, Lamu Road.


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