Kilifi

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General Information

Kilifi is located on the Coast of Kenya.  The town lies on the Kilifi Creek, which is one of the safest natural harbours on the East African coast.  Kilifi is known for its ruins and tombs.  The Mnarani ruins situated on a cliff above the south bank are protected as Mnarani National Monument.  Dating back to 13th to 16th Centuries when it was the most important settlement on the creek, it can be seen after climbing the 104 steep steps to the top.  There is a Sultan's tomb as well as two well-preserved mosques on view.  The ruins include one of the deepest wells found along the Southern Coast.  Another impressive feature of Mnarani is an 800 year old Baobab tree believed to be the largest in Kenya.

The town is not a major tourist centre, however visitors seek the quiet and calm of the area.  There is a semi-submerged ferry that was the only access from Mombasa before the Kilifi bridge opened in 1991.  

Accommodation in Kilifi

Kilifi offers a variety of accommodation options. There are a range of hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-catering units and lodges in the area. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay.

Activities in Kilifi

The Kilifi Boatyard is prominent in the yachting community and has been around for many years.  Day visitors are welcome with delicious seafood servings. The Distant Relative Ecolodge and Backpackers have now also became a real hub for Kilifi people with "All You Can Eat" nights and especially for the various events they organise.

Aside from the ruins there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, bird watching and fishing.  Please see the activities directory for more information on the things to do in Kilifi.

Businesses

Kilifi's business community is gently moving away from fishing into wider commercial sectors.  Tourists can find shops, stalls and souvenirs in the vicinity. The local restaurants are a wonderful experience with delicious local delights, catering to all tastes.

Please go to our business directory for a full list of businesses you can find in the region, or add your own free business listing.

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