Distant Relatives

Top choice hostel, lodge in Kilifi

Both an ecolodge and a backpackers, this place gets it so right. The fantastic owners, staff and guests have created a living, breathing space that's a haven for everyone. Expect good vibes, good people and good conscience. We love the pizza oven and the amazing bamboo showers. Follow the signs for around 2km from opposite Tusky's Supermarket on the main road.

Pretty pathways lead down to the creek, where you can climb aboard a dinghy bound for remote, starfish-studded beaches. Or you can hire a bike, laze in a hammock, muck in at the vegetable garden, or party up at night to the music in the main building.