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... is a substantial town located on the central part of the Kenyan Coast.

One of a string of historic Arab ports along this coast, modern day Malindi is the second largest town along this coast, although it is considerably smaller than Mombasa and has a much more laid back atmosphere. The old town itself is a bustling quarter of narrow streets, some of which are lined with tourist shops and restaurants.

The area is a popular tourist destination, particularly amongst Italian package holidaymakers and the best beaches are backed by a string of large resort developments.

Marine conservation areas offshore provide some of the country's best locations for diving.

We tend to recommend Malindi for inclusion in trips relatively rarely. The mass-market tonality of the area really doesn't sit very comfortably alongside the kind of higher quality safaris in which we believe.

However there are occasions when the area is right for guests, most commonly when divers want to explore these specific waters or people who are returning to this coast for the first time in many years and want to revisit their old haunts.

Che Shale ... is far removed from the busy areas, some 20km to the north, and is a rustic but rather cool lodge which has become a renowned spot for kite-surfing.

Generally our guests tend to be looking for a rather more idyllic beach paradise, such as those found in the Msambweni and Kinondo areas to the south, Lamu Island, Manda Island, Kiwayu Island and Tana Delta to the north, or further afield on the Tanzania Coast or the Seychelles.
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