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is a stretch of the central part of the Kenyan Coast
, centred on a small town and creek of the same name, a popular base for sailing.
Historically the town's economy has been dominated by an enormous cashew nut processing factory, but an expanding expat population has invigorated the place commercially and has created a surprisingly cosmopolitan feel. Compared with the much more heavily developed areas around Malindi and Mombasa either side, Kilifi remains a relatively low key location.
We tend to recommend Kilifi for inclusion in trips relatively rarely, largely due to the lack of really decent accommodation options. However there are occasions when it is the right option, most commonly for people keen on sailing or who are returning to this coast for the first time in many years and want to revisit old haunts. It also combines very easily with overland safari through Tsavo East
Generally our guests tend to be looking for a rather more idyllic beach paradise, such as those found in the Msambweni
areas to the south, Lamu Island
, and Tana Delta
to the north, or further afield on the Tanzania Coast
or the Seychelles