Malindi is a coastal town in Kenya that is full of attractions for visitors. With its unspoiled beaches, nightlife and natural beauty, the town is a wonderful place for leisure and business travellers alike.
The closest airport is Malindi Airport, although it only handles domestic flights. The nearest international airport is Moi International in Mombasa, which is about 70 miles to the south. If you need to transfer from Mombasa, the best way is to take an Express Matatu (minibus) which runs along the coast. In the town itself, tuk-tuks and Matatus are the best way to get around.
Malindi weather is favourable all year round. It is fairly wet from April to May. The best time to go to Malindi for diving and snorkeling safaris is between November and March when the Indian Ocean is clear. Deep-sea fishing times depend on the type of fish you are targeting.
There are plenty of tourist attractions in this part of Kenya. For example, Malindi is where the explorer Vasco da Gama landed, and you can see a memorial to his arrival. There are superb beaches around Watamu, while history fans will love touring the ruins of ancient Ghedi. It's also a great place to start exploring the rest of Kenya.
The Malindi Marine Park has several aquatic plants and animals such as fringing reefs, corals, turtles, sea grasses, mangroves, and over 300 species of fish.
Tourists also enjoy glass-bottomed boat tours for a closer view of the beautiful underworld of the Indian Ocean. In addition, there are adrenaline-pumping activities like wind surfing, snorkelling, water skiing, sunbathing, diving and swimming.