Flights to Malindi
Malindi is a city in Kenya, set on the southern coast of the country. Malindi is popular both for its excellent beach resorts and for offering access to history, culture and nature, all close by to the city.
The Malindi Airport (airport code: MYD) is located just outside the city, and is a convenient location for any flights to Malindi. You will have a few major airlines to choose from when booking a flight to Malindi from South Africa. The only one that has a one-stop flight to Malindi is Kenya Airways and they connect in Nairobi. With South African Airways, you’ll get a flight through Cairo as well as Nairobi. You can also go through Gaborone and Nairobi if you get your flight to Malindi with Air Botswana.
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The Tourist Attractions of Malindi:
The beaches are what attract most of the tourists to Malindi, and for good reason! Forget the Caribbean, as the beaches at Malindi rival them with their white sand and beautiful blue water. There are numerous beach resorts to stay in where you can simply relax and unwind, or enjoy some of the many activities that are likely to be on offer such as water sports, fishing charters, scuba diving and snorkelling.
When you fancy a day of change from the beach, the ruins of the town of Gedi are only less than 5 kilometres from Malindi and a popular excursion from the city. Gedi was a 15th century Arabian town and though it is now in ruins you can still get a feel for the place through its ruined walls and gateways. There are still some buildings standing too, so not everything is rubble there are 14 houses here for example.
Malindi Marine National Park
Only a little way outside of Malindi is the Malindi Marine National Park. This is another place you could come to enjoy some wonderful beaches, and there are some excellent opportunities for scuba diving and snorkelling too on the reefs and corals. Of course there are numerous species of fish to see under the water and some species of wildlife on dry land.
Arabuko Sokoke Forest
You can explore the forests of the Arabuko Sokoke Forest either by walking or driving the trails that go through the park, looking out for the small herd of elephants that lives here, or some of the other animals including baboobs and antelope. Adjecent to this heavily forested area is the Watamu National Marine Park.
Day Trip to Mombasa
Although Malindi has a good selection of things to see and do, a popular day trip from the city is to Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa. It’s under 2 hours by bus, or faster if you join a guided tour and go by coach. Mombasa is a popular tourist destination in its own right with plenty of shopping and culture to enjoy, plus the Old Town and Fort Jesus for something different.
When Should You Visit?:
Malindi has a fairly wet climate with no month being completely void of rain, yet if you visit in the drier months rainfall should not ruin your days on the beach entirely. Average high temperatures remain hot through the year, staying between 27 and 32C with the hottest of those months being January to March; these are also the driest month. The rainiest months are April and May.