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Malindi Travel Guide

Arrival and Information

ARRIVAL

By Airport
Some visitors fly directly, Malindi town has its own small airport located at the western border of the town, only about 10 minutes from the center of Malindi. The airport serves daily scheduled flights to Mombasa, Nairobi and Lamu. The airport also has Private Charters. Currently Kenya Airways, East African and Air Kenya has flights to Malindi. A taxi from the airport to your accommodation is readily available; it can also be arranged in advance.

There are also many flights to Moi International Airport in Mombasa, 1-1/2 hours drive to Malindi, though the airport in Malindi is substantially smaller than Mombasa's Airport and offers fewer flights per day.

By Buses and Matatus
There is a Bus Park in Malindi opened in 1999, the park is located directly beside the Mombasa Road, the park accommodates buses and the local variation of shared minibuses, called Matatus, which are actually much cheaper but are usually overcrowded. There are frequent connections to Watamu and Mombasa along the North Coast. Services are less regular north of Malindi.

If you are in Mombasa, you can take the coastal highway, the roads are well tarmacked. You can choose to rent a car to take you around, or maybe hire a guided car.


SECURITY

Security in Malindi is mostly very good. Use you common sense:
  • Don't leave your valuables lying around,
  • Don't leave things unattended,
  • Keep your passport and money secure,
  • If you leave your room, keep it locked,
  • Don't walk alone at night, especially if you are a woman.

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