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· Keep touts at bay.
· Do not entertain the beggars.
· Do not get involved in a physical or verbal fight with anyone.
· Do not disrespect the local tradition or culture.
· Carry with you only sufficient cash that you may need during the travel.
· Do not flaunt excess cash in the public place.
· Dress appropriately.
· Nudity is strictly prohibited here.
· Do not photograph where it is not permitted.
· Avoid photographing in the religious place.
· You cannot film without the legal permission.
· Do not let any cheat you.
· It is a good idea to learn a few words from the local language. This will give you an edge when interacting with the locals of the region.
· Always travel with prepaid cabs or taxis. In case you are unable to find a prepaid vehicle, you must negotiate the price before booking. You can enquire about the price either from the locals or check the average fare online.
· Gather enough information about the place before traveling.
· Do not explore the secluded trails at night.
· Girls please ensure that you travel in groups post sunset.
· If you are undertaking an adventure sport, make sure you do not neglect your safety.
· Carry with you first aid kit.
The legal age for drinking here is 18 years.
Watamu town is a short distance from the main town Malindi. It is regarded as one of the most sought after tourist places in Malindi. Fishing is one of the main activities that are taken up by locals and visitors as well. The Watamu beaches are famous for their sand beaches and coral formations in the bays and beaches like Garoda, Turtle bay, Blue Lagoon bay and more. If you want to engage in some water sports over here, you should head to the Marine park, where snorkelling and diving activities are carried out in abundance. The beauty of this place is such that it is regarded as one of the best beaches in the entire African subcontinent. Owing to the beautiful nature of this beach, it is a part of the Watamu Marine national park, which falls under governmental conservation and preservation projects. This definitely is a great place to see.
Kenya never fails to impress its tourists with the abundance of natural beauty and this destination in particular, is one of the most spectacular additions to the combined beauty of Kenya. The falconry is home to a large variety of birds, which can be seen in every nook and corner of the park. Popular among the variety of birds are, eagles, owls, falcons, pecker birds and many more. You can take up the company of any guide inside the park, under whose supervision, you can even carry an eagle. Another fascinating sight inside the park is the tortoise, some of them as old as 200 years. You can get an opportunity to feed these tortoises as well. Another attraction of this park is the snake chamber which houses snake species like Green mamba, python, cobra and more. This is the best sightseeing attraction of Kenya. It also offers abundant photo opportunities for all the photography lovers.
The Vasco Da Gama Pillar is regarded as one of the oldest European monuments in African subcontinent. Since this is a historical site, you can get the company of a guide, who will tour you through the realms of history imbibed in every corner of this place. Both the local and tourists, take out time to make it to this place. During the evening hours, the sea carries a warm breeze to the tourists who relish the scenic views and atmosphere of this place to the most. This is also a popular fishing spot for those who like to fish. It is advisable for tourists, not to climb the tomb. Visiting the pillar is a great thing to do.
Located centrally in Malindi, the museum is popular for its unique exhibits, including the Malindi Coelacanth. Dating back to the 1890’s, the museum is structures in a two storey architectural wonder. It is also popular by the name ‘House of columns’. Today, the museum is part of a restoration project by the National museum of Kenya. If you are into historical interests, then this museum will prove to be a good travel place for you, on your visit to Malindi.
For tourists, shopping is one of the most favorite things to do while they are on their holiday, especially in a city like Malindi. The Malindi market is home to some of the most exquisite things that Kenya has to offer. You will also find various gifts and specialty shops throughout the city which are famous for selling memorabilia and other local gift items which you can take back as a memory.
Since there is a beach accessible to people, scuba diving is an activity that many people indulge in while in Malindi. There are various agencies and tour guides that will connect you with the right people who can help you arrange for a scuba diving session. No matter if you are a group of friends or just a couple, scuba diving shall be an enjoyable activity here.
You will be astonished to see so many restaurants offering the local cuisine that Malindi is famous for. There are also various spots where one can try other international cuisines including Italian, Thai and much more. However, if you are in the city for your holidays, you must definitely try out the seafood here. There are various beaches in the city through which the local fishermen catch fishes and other seafood items and you can expect the local restaurants to provide you fresh servings of this seafood.
You can go around in a spree of bar hopping throughout the city as you will find various bars and clubs to spend your night at. You will definitely not miss out on the nightlife until you are here. Bars like Rosada are beach bars that are located right on the sands and offer you chilled liquor which you can enjoy with a view of the beach. If you want to spend your night at a more happening place, you can also get to Putipo as they also have happy hours every day.
Malindi has everything in place for people who want to have a fun time here and indulge in various adventure activities. Almost all kinds of adventure sports and water activities can be done here including surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. You can also have a great time snorkeling around the beaches of Malindi. If you are a kind of person who loves to have their adrenaline pumping, the city has a lot to offer you.
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