Skyward Express operates daily flights to Malindi.
Malindi is at the centre of a strip of idyllic tropical beaches on Malindi Bay. Malindi is 120 kilometres northeast of Mombasa and is serviced by a local airport and a connecting highway to Mombasa Island and Lamu Archipelago. Malindi is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes from Nairobi by flight. Skyward Express flies daily to Malindi from Wilson Airport. Malindi has some of the most worthwhile historical sights‚ its own marine national park and some fantastic stretches of beach. Temperatures in Malindi are warm in all seasons making it an all year round destination with loads of sunshine and crystal clear waters. Enjoy cheap daily flights to Malindi from Nairobi Wilson Airport and cheap daily flights from Malindi to Lamu.
Malindi beaches make the perfect grounds for a host of several water activities. From Diving‚ Scuba Diving‚ Snorkeling‚ Kite surfing you name it‚ there is literally no limit to what travelers can do on these white beaches. At Malindi Marine National Park & Reserve‚ one of the most thrilling experiences here is viewing the underworld from a glass-bottomed boat.
Situated about half an hour’s drive from Malindi‚ this magnificent canyon can reach high temperatures of up to 50 degrees during the day. The canyon has become part of the local folklore and many mythical stories have been used to explain its existence. Marafa Depression is definitely a must visit when in Malindi.
Malindi is famous for its turtles‚ providing critical nesting areas for the green‚ olive ridley and hawks-bill turtle. When in Malindi you can visit the Watamu Turtle Watch Program which is a community-based marine conservation organization as a highlight of your vacation. The Watamu Turtle Watch Program plays as a front runner in the battle against poaching by educating the locals on turtle-friendly fishing methods. It also rehabilitates injured and unhealthy turtles‚ and provides accommodation and training for visitors interested in helping with the turtle conservation and rehabilitation.
Situated about 15km from Malindi‚ this site is one of the main attractions to visit while in Malindi. The coral walls hold the secrets of a village that once thrived but now lies deserted in the middle of a tropical forest. Among the things to see are a palace‚ the remains of houses made of coral bricks‚ and a mosque. The Ruins of Gedi is one of the historic sites attracting various archaeological studies. Some of the items found in the ruins include vases from the Ming dynasty.
The farm houses the largest collection of snakes in East Africa. If you’re interested in learning about some slithering creatures native to the East African coast then the Bio-Ken Snake Farm is the place to visit. A diverse and interesting selection of Kenyan snakes of all colors and sizes can be found in this farm. It also happens to be one of the world’s most renowned snake research centers‚ specializing in anti-venom research and producing antidotes for snake-bite victims throughout the region.
Malindi is home to Mida Creek which is one of the most productive mangrove ecosystems in the world. Mida creeks spans an area of 32 square kilometres. Migrating birds from Asia and Europe find a place to rest here on their journey.
The Common Species of Dolphins found within the Watamu Marine Protected Area in Kenya‚ is the Bottlenose Dolphins and Humpback Dolphins. They are usually seen every season when the sea is cool and calm. This is a bespoke safari where you get to snorkel with the dolphins and have a real touch of the dolphins feeding and interact with other marine life.
Watamu Marine National Park- a well-protected and managed area. The reef here is close to shore‚ meaning easily accessible shallow coral gardens that are ideal for learners and snorkelers. Whale Sharks pass through the year each year from October- February‚ with good sightings reported each day. Migratory pods of Whales from Southern Africa pass through this area during the months of June- September‚ and are often seen breaching in deep water beyond the reefs.