Malindi City Tours 1 Day Trips Safaris | Best Places to Visit in Malindi
Maindi City Tours 1-Day Trips Safaris are affordable guided day tours that begin and end in Malindi or Watamu in Kenya. Malindi is a popular tourist attraction destination, located 120 km Northeast of the town of Mombasa and in the county of Kilifi. There are several exciting things to do in Malindi. These include Malindi beach tours for game fishing, swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, jet-skiing and simply relaxing on the beach. Some of the popular beaches include Watamu Beach, Turtle Bay, and Silversands Beach. Malindi cultural tours include exploring the town’s historic sites, such as the Gedi Ruins, a 12th-century Swahili town that was abandoned in the 16th century, and the Malindi Museum, which displays the history and culture of the local Swahili people. It is located in the old town of Malindi and is housed in a historic building that was once a palace. The museum displays a variety of artifacts, including traditional clothing, jewelry, weapons, and tools.
Malindi wildlife tours include day safaris to Tsavo East National Park particularly known for its large herds of elephants and captivating landscapes. Tsavo East is located about 156 km (97 miles) west of Malindi. Watamu National Marine Aqua-Park is a protected marine area located about 40 kilometers north of Malindi where one can go snorkeling or diving to explore the park’s coral reefs and marine life, or go on a boat tour to see the dolphins and sea turtles. The park also offers a variety of other activities, including bird watching, fishing, and nature walks. Malindi Marine National Park & Reserve offers visitors to swim in the crystal-clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean, and one can also enjoy & undertake recreational activities such as glass bottom boat rides, bird-watching, snorkeling, scuba diving, sunbathing, beach walking, reef walks, and island barbeques. The Park is located South of Malindi town from the famous Vasco-Da-Gama Pillar and extends to Watamu.
Guided bird watching, hiking and picnicking activities can be done in the Arabuko Sokoke National Park – the largest intact coastal forest in East Africa and is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, and over 300 bird species as well as several indigenous plant species, including the African ebony tree. Arabuko forest is located 29.4 kilometers from Malindi town. One can also visit the Marafa Hell’s Kitchen excursion – a geological feature located about 39.8 km from Malindi town. It consists of a series of deep sandstone gorges that were formed by erosion over millions of years. The gorges are surrounded by high cliffs and are known for their unique rock formations and striking colors. Hell’s Kitchen is a popular tourist attraction and offers guided tours, as well as hiking and picnicking opportunities. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including birds and monkeys.
Other Malindi tours include walking through the narrow streets and market of Malindi’s old town, a guided tour to the Vasco da Gama Pillar, a half-day or full-day trip on a Sawa Sawa dhow, Malindi deep sea fishing day trip, Falconry of Kenya Malindi orphanage, Kipepeo (Swahili for butterfly) Centre, Bio Ken Snake Park, a research centre that studies reptiles, Mida Creek boat tour to see a range of fish species and feeding sea turtles, and crabs and birdlife. You could also visit the Watamu Turtle Watch – a local wildlife reserve responsible for the protection of approximately 50 hawksbill and green turtles that lay their eggs on Watamu Beach. Visit the Ndoro Sculpture Garden with over 300 extraordinary local sculptures depicting stone creatures and heads set in a beautiful and serene garden.
Malindi City Tours 1 Day Trips Safaris; Malindi Town is located some 120 kilometers northeast of the city of Mombasa. It is an idyllic seaside town that is deeply rooted in a colorful history that began in 1498 when Vasco de Gama first visited the location.
From the winding streets to the centuries-old houses, you will see the story of Malindi unfold before your eyes. Malindi town and its environs have many excursions and activities to keep even the most active entertained. Some of the places of interest include;
Snorkeling in the Marine Park – take a glass bottom boat out to the coral gardens and swim with an amazing array of reef fish, turtles, octopus, starfish, etc.
Malindi Museum – open daily, this interesting excursion covers Malindi’s history from Vasco da Gamma’s Visit to the slave trade and a 400-million-year-old living fossil, the Coelacanth caught off Malindi.
Bird Watching in the Arabuko Sokoke Forest and Mida Creek – take a drive down to Watamu and visit the largest natural coastal forest left in East Africa; the Sokoke Forest or Mida Creek to experience some of the best bird watching in Kenya.
Gedi Ruins and Kipepeo Butterfly Project – while in Watamu visit the ancient ruins of Gedi, an ancient 13th-century fortress used to house slaves before they were shipped on to Zanzibar. At Kipepeo you can see thousands of different butterflies whose pupa is sold overseas by the local community. Guides are available at the visitor’s centre.
BioKen Snake Park – in Watamu. Set up by James Ashe a giant in the snake world. The farm is a major world leader in the production of anti-venom to reduce snake bite deaths in the local community and for export. The Snake Park is run by his surviving wife Sande and Royjan Taylor.
Horse Riding at Sea View Resort – take a ride along the beaches north of Malindi. Have a look at our Malindi City Tours 1 Day Trips Safaris below and contact us to book for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Things To Do In Malindi
What is Malindi known for?
Malindi is a town in Kenya. It is known for its unique architecture which is inspired by Swahilis. It is also famous for its white sandy beaches and delicious seafood. There are many things to do in Malindi that will make you fall in love with this town.
How far is Mombasa to Malindi?
The aerial distance between Mombasa and Malindi is 66 miles. If you go by road, Malindi is located at a distance of 120 km from Mombasa. It takes almost an hour to reach Mombasa from Malindi.
Is Malindi safe for tourists?
Yes, Malindi is a safe place for tourists. All you need to do to stay safe is to stay at a good hotel and follow the rules.
How safe is Kenya?
Some parts of Kenya are very safe. Others might be a little dangerous but you need not worry. The places visited by tourists are usually safe.
How long is the drive from Mombasa to Malindi?
Mombasa is located at a distance of 120 km from Malindi. The drive from Mombasa to Malindi is almost an hour.
What language is spoken in Malindi?
The Swahili language is spoken in Malindi. However, the locals also speak the English language. So, if you are visiting Malindi, you won’t have any language issues.
Is Malindi an island?
No, Malindi is not an island. It is a town located on the banks of the Galana River in Kenya. It offers beautiful views and amazing tourist attractions.
What did Malindi trade?
Malindi used to trade agriculture-related things like lemons, oranges, sugarcane, and more across the Indian Ocean.