10 Things to do and see in Kilifi

This is the Kilifi creek. Kilifi is a town on the coast of Kenya.

To most people, Kenya is probably known as a perfect safari destination but the country in East Africa has a lot more to offer: endless white beaches is one more reason to visit Kenya. During my 10 day trip in Kenya, I spent 4 nights in Kilifi, a town about 60 km north of Mombasa. Besides the stunningly beautiful beaches, the coastal town has much more to explore. Hence, I put together a list of 10 things to do and see in Kilifi.

These are my favorite things to do:

1. Explore the town of Kilifi

Check out the local shops, buy some fresh fruits and vegetables and eat out in a local restaurant.

2. Visit Vuma Cliffs

It is a spectacular scenery of huge waves crashing against wild rough cliffs.

Visit Vuma Cliffs, a spectacular scenery of huge waves crashing against wild rough cliffs

3. Admire the Bioluminescence Plankton at the Kilifi creek

The planktons are tiny single-cell organisms that create a very unusual and beautiful virtual display that can only be found in a few places in the world. Unfortunately, it’s really tough to capture it with a camera unless you are a professional photographer.

4. Chill and sunbath at the endless beach of Bofa Beach

Besides chilling on the most stunning beach of Kilifi, don´t miss out on doing some water sport @ 3 Degree South.

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This is Kilifi, a coastal town in Kenya. You can see Bofa Beach and the Kilifi Creek.

5. Do some yoga and pilates at ´The Creek Club´

The Creek Club is a fitness and leisure center in Kilifi.

6. Visit ´The Musafir Dhow´

It is an amazing project to create a platform for the message of freedom, peace and unity.

This is the Musafir Dhow. The Musafir Dhow is an amazing project, a platform for the message of peace, freedom and unity. I visited Poalo, one of the founders, to see what amazing people have created the past 6 years.

7. Watch the sunset, have dinner and Mnazi (palmwine) at Giriama Paradise (Fumbini)

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8. Visit Takaungu

Takaungu is a small village next to Kilifi, where you can experience real Swahili culture.

This is in Takaungu, a village close to Kilifi where you can experience real Swahili culture.

9. Party at ´Vogue´ or ´De Coffee Pub´

´Vogue´ and ´De Coffee Pub´are local clubs/ pubs in Kilifi.

10. Go on a sunset cruise

This is on a dhow in Kenya watching the sunset.

How to get to Kilifi?

I went by public transport (Matatu) but you can also get an uber or let your lodge arrange a taxi for you.

Where to stay in Kilifi?

My favorite place to stay: Distant Relatives, an amazing eco-lodge. Check it out! BTW Distant Relatives also hosts one of Kenya’s most popular New Year’s Eve Party. Don´t miss out on that if you are around at this time.

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