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Top Choice Italian in Malindi

Baby Marrow

Imagine an intimate honeymoon lodge restaurant, minus the lodge. That's what Baby Marrow is like. You can feast on smoked sailfish, pizza bianca, vodka sorbet or Sicilian ice cream (and plenty of other things) benea…
Top Choice Italian in Malindi

I Love Pizza

We do too, and the pizza is done really well here – way better than you might expect this far from Naples. No matter how good the pizza, many people come instead for the seafood and pasta. The hip, renovated colonia…
Top Choice Cafe in Malindi

Karen Blixen Restaurant & Coffee Shop

Everyone in Kenya, it seems, wants to be Karen Blixen these days. This place isn't sure if it's a shabby-chic Karen Blixen or a blinging Karen Blixen, so it's gone for both looks, with scruffy leather seats and blin…
Top Choice Seafood in Malindi


Another breeze-kissed Mama Ngina Rd hangout, this time with a hip slant on a fishing theme. Think big oysters, fish, juices, a long wine list and plenty of pizza. You could be in Sicily. Popular with everyone from w…
Italian in Malindi

La Malindina

In the network of streets behind Lamu Rd is the very upmarket Italian restaurant, La Malindina. It is open in high season only, and serves set meals.
Park in Malindi

Malindi Marine National Park

The oldest marine park in Kenya covers 213 sq km of powder-blue fish, organ-pipe coral, green sea-turtles and beds of Thalassia seagrass. If you’re extremely lucky, you may spot mako and whale sharks. Unfortunately,…
Lounge in Malindi

Fermento Piano Bar

Fermento, for 'your endless night'…or so the slogan goes. The dance floor was apparently once frequented by Naomi Campbell. It’s young and trendy, so try to look so yourself.
Historic Site in Malindi

Malindi Historic Circuit

National Museums of Kenya has smartly grouped the major cultural sites of Malindi under the one general ticket of this circuit.The most compelling attraction covered in the Historic Circuit is the House of Columns. …
Seafood in Malindi

Old Man & the Sea

This Old Man’s been serving elegant, excellent seafood, using a combination of local ingredients and fresh recipes, for years. The classy waitstaff and wicker-chic ambience combine for some nice colonial-style, cand…
Church in Malindi

Portuguese Church

This church gets its name because Vasco da Gama is reputed to have erected it, and two of his crew are supposedly buried here. It’s certainly true that St Francis Xavier visited on his way to India.