HomeDestinationsKenyaCoastKilifi

Kilifi

Over a year ago I didn’t know much about Kilifi except that it was a town in the coastal region. Everything changed when we (hubby and I) went there for our honeymoon. It was love at first sight.

Kilifi is a town on the Kenyan coast and it lies on the Kilifi creek. The creek is sort of (I use this word very loosely) the halfway point between Malindi and Mombasa. The beach, Bofa beach, is by far the most beautiful beach I’ve ever been to.

Anyway before I go on and on about how I love this town, I have a tiny confession, since the honeymoon, we have visited the place two other times, obsession? You tell me.

There are various things to do while in Kilifi and on this third visit we had planned to go a boat experience on the creek.

Point of Information: Creek is a small inlet of the sea or ocean, otherwise, estuary.

Kilifi

 

KilifiThe Kilifi bridge.

For you to get to view the creek via a speed boat or dhow, you can either go to the nearby Mnarani club or go to some club we heard the locals referring to as members. Our host was kind enough to call a local ‘broker’ who told us to meet him at members. Kilifi being a small town, getting lost is close to impossible. All you need to do is board the local taxis – tuk-tuks and tell them your destination. At members we met our guy who showed us the speed boat and our captain for the journey.

Kilifi

 

Kilifi

 

KilifiThe shoreline as we are crossing the bridge from underneath it.

.

The ride was very calming, I thought I’d be a bit scared bearing in mind I can’t swim but I was all good.The view of the fishing boats and yachts docked at the boatyard from a far distance.

Kilifi

 

Kilifi

 

KilifiThe estuary from a distance.

 

Kilifi

 

Kilifi

 

KilifiThe views around the estuary

.

At some point the captain let hubby steer for quite a while. It seemed pretty fun and hubby was quite a natural.

Kilifi

 

KilifiOur captain

 

Kilifi

 

Kilifi

 

KilifiThe views from the estuary as we approached the bridge.

 

Kilifi

 

KilifiWe then docked at the boatyard for some refreshments.

 

Kilifi

 

KilifiThe view from our table.

Some few tips, if you are looking to tour the various hot stops on the Kenyan North coast that is Nyali, Mtwapa, Watamu or Malindi I suggest you stay at Kilifi. It makes traveling to these locations pretty easy being that it’s almost halfway between Mombasa and Malindi.

For the boat ride, since it was a small boat that can fit roughly 6 people we were charged KES 3000 (35USD).

Kilfii

 

Kilifi

Remember to wear a sunhat the sun can be a bit unforgiving.

This post is courtesy of Jess who blogs at http://www.leotunapika.wordpress.com/.

Previous post
Gede Ruins
Next post
Hell's Gate National Park

3 Comments

  1. March 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm — Reply

    These are such beautiful pictures. Mayne, I need to go on holiday.

    • March 26, 2013 at 10:23 am — Reply

      Thanks girl, every time I look at them, I feel like packing and heading to Kilifi.

  2. james mwangi
    November 12, 2016 at 11:39 am — Reply

    oh my, i already miss Kilifi

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *