10 Sightseeing Tours in Malindi That You Shouldn't Miss

May 20, 2022 Jasper Kershner

Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama stopped at Malindi on his way to India in 1498 and erected a pillar that remains overlooking the harbor, however precariously, to this day. Still popular with Europeans, Malindi is famed for coral reefs that lie just 1,000 feet off its shore, best seen at Malindi National Marine Park or nearby Watamu. Game fishing, surfing and simply relaxing on the beach are popular local pastimes. The narrow streets and market of Malindi's old town are worth a visit.
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1. Malindi And Watamu Safari

Nairobi, Kenya Besh African Adventures
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Malindi and Watamu safari is a Coastal safari in kenya with a clean and safe beaches, amazing water sports.its a all inclusive safari which can fit family safari,girls trip,romantic getaway,Boys club.other safaris are tailormade to fit your needs and your budget upon request.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Private transportation

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Reviewed By bucheche

Travelled to Watamu. Received great customer service from Besh Africa with timely follow ups to inquire about our stay and activities. Timely transfers to and from the hotel with assistance to get service whenever we needed to move around and visit sites within Malindi and Kilifi. Thank you Besh Africa for the best service offered. Would love to travel with you again.

2. Day Trip - Tsavo East National Park ( Man Eater Lions of Tsavo & Other Big Five)

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Join us as we track down and watch the natural behaviours of Tsavo wildlife, from giraffes carefully navigating sharp thorns to pick fresh leaves and twigs of the Acacia trees, to Predators stalk impalas, gazelles, elands, zebras, fringe-eared oryx, dik-diks and other prey animals from the cover of sparse bush and shadows. This immense action unfolds against a vigilant backdrop of grazing and foraging elephants, buffalos, rhinos and other large herbivores. Walking under tree canopies filled with scampering monkeys, baboons, galago and other tree dwellers, ready to sound an alarm at the slightest sign of danger. With so many wildlife species within the diverse landscape, you will be delighted and thrilled every moment of your Experience with Expedition Happy Hour

Inclusions: Pick up and Drop off in Mombasa & Diani, All Transportation in a Customized Safari Vehicle with a pop up roof for easy game viewing, 1 Bottled Water Per Person

Exclusions: Tsavo Park Entrance Fee 30/20 USD Adults/Children PP, Lunch 5 - 20 USD - Kindly Discuss/Request guide for Options, Items and Services of personal nature, Tip and Gratuities

Reviewed By SctWitmer

Amazing adventure. We spent 3 days visiting the parks and saw lots of animals. With 3 different parks, definitely you will have a huge variety of animals

3. 5 Days Kenyan Beach Safari In Watamu

Besh African Adventures
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Enjoy our 5 Days Kenyan Beach Safari relaxing at the Kenyan Coast of Watamu, Located north of Mombasa, the small coastal village of Watamu is renowned for the Watamu Marine National Park. The park boasts three sparkling bays, white-sand beaches and an underwater coral wonderland offering one of the best snorkelling and diving experiences on the East African coast. This charming village is surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty; fringed by lush tropical rainforests and mangroves. We have designed this Kenyan Beach Safari with you in mind.

Inclusions: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Private transportation, Tennis, Beach Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Water Aerobics and much more, Traditional African Tribal Dancers, Theme Nights and Acrobats, Return flight Nairobi - Malindi - Nairobi, Government Taxes

Exclusions: International flight/visa fees., Any extra and optional activities like excursions, water sports and spa services, Laundry, drinks, and telephone.

Reviewed By bucheche

Travelled to Watamu. Received great customer service from Besh Africa with timely follow ups to inquire about our stay and activities. Timely transfers to and from the hotel with assistance to get service whenever we needed to move around and visit sites within Malindi and Kilifi. Thank you Besh Africa for the best service offered. Would love to travel with you again.

4. 3 Days, 2 Night - Amboseli National Park Safari

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What makes Amboseli special to us is that it is a game viewing paradise. . . Guaranteed elephant sightings come alongside other incredible wildlife sightings. Its compact size allows you to see virtually every aspect in about 3 days. In addition, Amboseli offers the best views of the world's tallest free-standing mountain and Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro! Amboseli National Park is situated at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which is the lifeline of the Park, through its melting snow which flows into underground springs that feed the swamps and wetlands that dot the plains. These water sources attract animals of all size, the most sought-after being the free-roaming elephants, but you will also see elands, waterbucks, Grant's gazelles, warthogs, Coke's hartebeests, zebras and other grazing herbivores. The abundance of large prey supports lions, leopards, civets, wildcats and other elusive hunters, as well as jackals, hyenas and other scavengers.

Inclusions: Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, 2 Nights Accommodation, All Park entrance fees, All Transportation in a Customized Safari Vehicle with a pop up roof for easy game viewing., 1 Bottled Water Per Person Per Day, Pick up and Drop off in Nairobi/Mombasa/Diani

Exclusions: Return Day Lunch - Guide will recommend suitable options based on your needs, Items and services of personal nature, Tip and Gratuities

5. 4 Days, 3 Nights - Amboseli and Tsavo West Adventure Safari

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Combining both Amboseli and Tsavo West not only serves you a platter of amazing wildlife spotting, but also epic sceneries. With this safari, we will take you through Amboseli’s lands of plenty and the unforgiving Tsavo, where life revolves around making it to a water hole. What makes Amboseli special to us is that it is a game viewing paradise. . . Guaranteed elephant sightings come alongside other incredible wildlife sightings. Its compact size allows you to see virtually every aspect in about 3 days. In addition, Amboseli offers the best views of the world's tallest free-standing mountain and Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro! From the foot of the Chyulu Hills all the way down to the Tanzanian border, Tsavo West is a wild and broken land of volcanic hills, black lava flows and dense acacia woodland that offer the best views of untouched wild and covers 4% of Kenya's, about the same size as Jamaica, Michigan, Wales or Israel.

Inclusions: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, All Transportation in a Customized Safari Vehicle with a pop up roof for easy game viewing, 1 Bottled Water Per Person Per Day, Accommodation & All Meals , Services of an Experienced Guide

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Reviewed By ClaudiaSharma

it was a great experience being in the park. Tsavo hosts a variety of animals.i also liked the fact that it is not crowded, you feel so calm and peaceful. My kids really enjoyed seeing all the animals, we had incredible encounter with elephants. I recommend carrying snacks.

6. 4-Day Watamu Beach All Inclusive Getaway

Samson's Safaris

Tour Watamu in our 4 Days offer and experience the best beaches in the north coast. The famous Watamu beach is ideal for a perfect relaxation getaway and we offer all-inclusive meal plan to ensure you are catered for throughout your stay. Your water sports and beach activities are well taken care off.

Inclusions: Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Airport transfers in Malindi, Accommodation in an Ocean Front Single or Double Room, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner snacks and pancakes, Pizza Garden (pizza, pasta for lunch and dinner) , Soft drinks, selected wines and spirits and draft beer , Entertainment (day and night) , Wi-Fi access throughout , Watersports: boogie boards, canoes, padelos, stand up paddle boards, windsurfing, Sunset Dhow Cruise, Malindi City Tour

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Reviewed By Clairerbw

It’s a lovely park - lots of rhino, buffalo, Rothschild giraffe. But a clean up needs to happen. There is lots of rubbish around the shoreline which should be cleaned up and we saw lots of dead flamingos and pelicans. In the past, tourists have flocked to see the countless flamingos on the lake. The lake is being polluted by run off from factories from Nakuru and it seems that is killing the birds. If that isn’t sorted out soon, people may stop coming.

7. 5 Days 4 Nights Budgeted Malindi adventure

Malindi Adventure 5 Days /4 Night

The 5-day Malindi excursion offers a great experience at the coastal part of Kenya. The tour will be majorly spent with relaxations at the hotel enjoying the beach activities, for example, sunbathing. However, on the third day, you will have a game drive to Tsavo Park to catch up with the animals in the game, the big five plus. It is an exciting journey and worthwhile.

Inclusions: Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Marafa Hells' Kitchen (Optional activity)

8. 8 Days Kenya Safari & Watamu Beach

Nairobi, Kenya Kenia Tours & Safaris Ltd

This is a unique tour as it is tailor made for those that wish to enjoy the wildlife in Kenya and then go to the white sandy beach near Malindi thereafter for a relaxing vacation.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes, Covid safety kit, Mineral Water during safari duration

Exclusions: Travel Insurance , International Flight Costs , Visit to local villages, personal items such as alcohol, soft drinks etc, Gratuity

Reviewed By vrindad1509

We had an amazing experience it was once in a lifetime kind of experience. The weather was soo beautiful and pleasant and animals freely roaming around the hotels(ones which are not harmful) like deers, zebra, etc the views from each of our hotels were so beautiful and peaceful. You can get good 8 hours sleep without any interruptions so calm and surreal. Where do i even get started on the safari, We went for mostly 2half days and one full day safari in low season and still we got to see all the animals like lion and leopard with their whole family and so up close it was like watch national geographic in reality we also got to see the hunt of deer by leopard. We are vegetarian people and still didn’t encounter any issues for our food amazing menu and service from each hotel. Special thanks to our experienced driver would highly recommend to get him, his name was Vincent and was truly a delight to meet him. He took us to all the locations where there were high chances of animals and we would definitely find there he was really hard working and tried his best to fulfil our every wish we are soo thankful for all the organisation done by the tour operator Ashwin and the guide(Vincent) provided by them.

9. Cultural and Historical Tour in Malindi

Fun Top Fun Kenya

You will love the atmosphere in the rustic and coastal town. What is the story of Gedi Ruins? What makes Malindi such a famous tourist city? Have you heard about Vasco Da Gama Pillar? You will hear intriguing war and historical legends about Malindi and Watamu. You will visit the old-fashioned Portuguese Church, Mnarani ruins, watamu (Bio-Ken) snake farm, and Arabuko Sokoke Forest. What makes them so popular? What local foods are a must taste? Experience swahili culture and its history at the Kenyan coast. Fill your heart with this serene and enriching experience of Malindi town. Malindi will let you have a variety of activities - water sports, fishing or rich history of the kenyan coast. Enjoy the drive around Malindi with equally rich satellite towns such as Watamu. Magical setting in a serene coastline - think coastal photography

Inclusions: Professional Tour guide, Private transportation, Lunch

Exclusions: Scuba diving and Snorkeling fee (Max $30 per person/hour)

10. Robinson island and Marafa hell's kitchen

Destinazione kenya con Kish

catch sunset over the spectacular eroded landscape. Door-to-door transport from hotels make this a convenient way to experience Malindi’s fascinating culture and nature, and the tour features a guided sunset hike through the Marafa-Hells Kitchen canyon. Shop for local products in the historic market See Malindi craftsmen creating wood carvings Learn the legend behind Marafa-Hells Kitchen Sunset

Inclusions: Lunch, Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes, Bottled water

Exclusions: Alcoholic Beverages, Breakfast

Reviewed By Monter_en_neige

We very much enjoyed an afternoon tour for two to the Marafa Depression (Hell’s Kitchen) that was tailored by Kish for us. It was timed perfectly as we wanted to be there for the sunset, and he also took COVID-19 precautions. The price, which we found reasonable for the distance (1.5 hours from Watamu) and included the entry fees and a local community guide taking us around at this amazing site. Kish was a great host in every sense, showing us spots around Malindi en route and bringing us around Watamu after the trip back in search of a restaurant. His company was a pleasure and we would not hesitate to recommend him to organise future trips.

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