Malindi Travel Guide
Uhuru Gardens a lovely shady respite in the centre of town with an interesting wood carvers association nearby where you can not only buy the products, but also see the process of making woodcarvings.
Malindi Cotton Ginnery Nearby on Government Road is this British built mill that is possible upon request to look at the 70 year old machinery that is still in working order.
Malindi Marine Park The water is so clear that you hardly need a mask in the shallows to view the spectacular marine life, but for a closer inspection bring at least a mask and snorkel.
Lake Chem Rhino Reserve The reserve is about 8km from town on the Tsavo road. Supporting the protection and release of the Rhino this reserve can be a bit hit and miss as to its population but the area is worthwhile for the varied birdlife.
I Love Pizza They are open from 7 a.m. offering a Delicious Breakfast, Fruit Platter, English Breakfast, Muffins, Croissants, all kinds of sandwiches and really good Coffee. We went back for their Lunch which was also full of surprises, not just Pizza!! Prices were really fair Full Breakfast 3 euro. Clean loos!!
submitted by Sarah, 15/02/08
I Love Pizza Tastey food, with special attention to flavours, not complicated but moreish! Clean and gentle kind people. No wonder it is the oldest restaurant in Malindi
submitted by Nicky, 22/04/06
The Handcraft Co-operative About 2 kms fro Malindi you will discover this state run co-op for handcrafted wooden carvings. Some lovely and unusual heads and animals, but do remember to haggle for your price.
Market Stalls Plenty of these at the side of the road, good buys are wood or stone carvings (be careful of the weight), model dhows, kikois and kangas that are colourful cloths to wear.
Malindi Halva Shop The town is known for this delicious sweetmeat and this shop is located behind the town square and offers a large choice.
Malindi Restaurants and Bars
The Old Man and the Sea On the beach front road you'll find this stylish seafood restaurant named after the Hemmingway book (didn't he leave his mark wherever he went). A romantic setting in an Arabic style house offers well-cooked gourmet food.
Carni Africane alla Brace Located just south of the casino this open-air grill is the place to try if you are up for game meat, try Gazelle, Giraffe, Crocodile or Zebra. You can see them grazing during the day then graze on them at night.
Baobab Cafe On the sea front with good views and a selection of snacks and drinks. A fine choice for breakfast at prices that will not break the bank.
Palm Garden On the Central Road is this popular meeting point for visitors and locals, serving tasty African curries, chicken and seafood and offering good value.
Malindi Bars & Clubs
Casino Disco At the casino you can kill two birds with one stone here as the entrance is free (they stick it on the drinks) and if you should feel like a change later there is the Stardust club next door.
Coconut Village Take off them shoes and feel the sand between your toes as this disco is right on the beach, the bar is most unusual as its cleverly sculpted into a tree.
Malindi Casino If you fancy a flutter why not try the casino where the entrance is free and apart from the one armed bandits there is Blackjack and Roulette.
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