For those of you who have yet to hear the name Malindi, it is a popular tourist destination located 120 Km to the North-east of Mombasa. The area of Malindi is accessible by road, air and sea. Many international visitors prefer to fly in directly by charter flights since it is the most convenient way to get there. A flight from Nairobi will take 45 minutes while bus travel from Nairobi will take about 10 Hours.
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Malindi the friendly city
From its humble beginnings in the 14th century, Malindi was noted for its friendly people. After rebuttal in Mombasa, Malindi offered sanctuary to Vasco da Gama and even offered him a guide to take him across the seas to India. The Vasco da Gama’s pillar and the little Portuguese Church are a testimony to this friendship. Earlier, the sultan of Malindi had welcomed Chinese sailors and offered a giraffe as a present to their King. The giraffe was presented to Yong Le Emperor of China in 1415 during the Ming Dynasty. To this day, the giraffe is the symbol of the diplomatic relationship between China and African countries. Due to its peaceful nature, Malindi continues to attract visitors from different corners of the world. Notable is the large population of Italians which has earned the town the tag new Milano.
Now that we've had the introductions enough about the history, let's get into the fun part, what can you do in Malindi? Lets dive in