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Top Descriptions

With tensions as they currently are, pleasant and European-influenced Malindi is about as far north as most tourists will go on the Kenya coast. But even with the situation as it currently is, backpackers and tourists alike are still drawn to this old seaside town, and rightly so. With a good supply of restaurants, shopping and accommodations, and close proximity to some impressive Swahili ruins, Malindi does well to make you feel more comfortable than most similar places nearby. If only the beach were a little more inviting and prices a little lower, there’d be little reason to move on. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

Expect things to be pretty Italian here, from the food on offer, to the people around you, to the language you will be approached in. Malindi has become an enclave for Italians young and old (but mostly old).
The beaches aren’t much to write home about, but Malindi has a relaxed and likeable charm. You could easily spend a few days here, especially at the immensely good value .
Keep an eye out for the excellent value bags of roasted cashew nuts sold on certain street corners, although do make sure that the ones you choose haven’t gone soft.
Consider visiting the impressive Swahili ruin of the while you’re in the area ;).
 
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The Location

What should we know?

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Also known as:Melinde
 
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Environment type:ocean, yellow-sand beach
Location type:rural, town, village
 
Religion type:Christianity, Islam

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Average daily budget:KES3,570

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:5 nights
High season:December to March
Low season:April to June

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:254

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Indian Ocean

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:6
 
Travel time to attractions:30 minutes
Travel time to next location:1 hour, 30 minutes
 
Altitude:sea level
Population:207253
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Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlKES1,900
Beer (national)500mlKES1,600
Fizzy drink1 litreKES900
Fruit juice1 litre
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Gin (multinational)1 litreKES2,000
Gin (national)1 litreKES500
Milk1 litre
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Oil1 litreKES320
Rum (multinational)1 litre
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Rum (national)1 litre
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Vodka (multinational)1 litre
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Vodka (national)1 litre
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Water1 litreKES60
Whisky (multinational)1 litreKES1,800
Whisky (national)1 litreKES600
Wine1 bottleKES700
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Almonds100g
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Apples1kgKES150
Bananas1kgKES80
Bell pepper1kg
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Bread1 loafKES60
Carrots1kg
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Chillies1kgKES10
Chocolate (multinational)1 barKES70
Chocolate (national)1 barKES40
Coconut milk1 can
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Cucumber1kg
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Eggs1 dozenKES180
Garlic1kgKES7
Ginger1kgKES10
Honey1 jarKES185
Ice cream1 unitKES60
Jam1 jar
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Onions1kgKES70
Oranges1kg
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Pasta1kg
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Peanut butter1 jar
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Peanuts100g
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Potatoes1kgKES80
Raisins100g
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Rice1kgKES110
Sandwich1 unit
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Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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Conditioner1 bottleKES190
Condoms1 pack
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Deodorant1 can
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Floss1 pack
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Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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Laundry soap1 barKES40
Razors1 pack
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Sanitary towels1 pack
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Shampoo1 bottle
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Soap1 barKES50
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unitKES90
Toothpaste1 tube
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Washing powder1 box
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Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 pack
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Chapstick1 unit
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Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 pack
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Ibuprofen1 pack
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Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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Nail clippers1 set
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Plasters1 pack
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Sun cream1 bottle
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Sunglasses1 pair
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Batteries4-pack
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Chilli powder100gKES80
Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
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Cigarettes (national)20-packKES150
Coriander100gKES85
Cumin100gKES75
Fuel1 litreKES92
Internet1 hour
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Lighter1 unitKES115
Matches1 pack
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Paprika100g
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Travel multiadapter1 unit
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Travel plug1 unit
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Turmeric100g
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Stock1 pack
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