Domina Inn Palm Tree

Lamu Road PO Box 180, Malindi, Kenya

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rainy season in Kenya

by sheldon77

Hi, I'm off to Malindi, Kenya at the end of April and really looking forward to it, being my first trip to the African continent. The only thing I would like to know though, is how rainy is the rainy season? I'm hoping it's not going to be two weeks of solid rain, although im sure we can still find things to do. So should I be packing my dinghy and paddle, or is it just a case of sporadic down pours with sunny intervals? Any feedback would be most welcome. thanks.

RE: rainy season in Kenya

by Alkitta

I wouldn't worry at all about it, although it can vary from year to year and place to place, it is never weeks of solid rain, it mostly rains at night and in April even the temperatures are still high.
Have a good trip!

RE: RE: rainy season in Kenya

by sheldon77

Thanks, much appreciated. I'm sure it will be great whatever the weather. Don't suppose you know anything about Scorpio Villas in Malindi do you? some recent reviews haven't exactly been to encouraging! Thanks.

RE: rainy season in Kenya

by Alkitta

No, sorry.
But I never had bad food in Kenya and the sea is great.

RE: RE: rainy season in Kenya

by Richielamu

hi i actually live on lamu island north of malindi when ever i stay in malindi i usually stay at scorpio the prices are very reasonable there is a pool clean a/c room with a huge bed. its perfect for a base as most of the time you will want to roam around town or visit the beach. The food is not great but malindi being a very italian influenced town has lovely resturants ask for the babby marrow and old man of the sea both with in walking distance.
Sure you will love it.

Re: rainy season in Kenya

by hmsbarman

Hi Welcome to Africa!

You don't have to worry about rainy season, following global warming no weeks of solid rain in April and May now days, perhaps we should expect heavy down pours in late June and July. You are most welcomed to Malindi.

Travel Tips for Malindi

The best Place For African Honey moon!

by Squinchez

Malindi Marine National park is one place you cant afford not go while in coast, it has coral reefs and a resort sort of atmosphere, its a great place for Diving, snorkelling,Game fishing( very beautiful fishes you might think God must have taken alittle to much time creating these beautiful little colourful fishes and he must have been very keen in creating them..... Apart from diving, surfing and Game fishing, i really enjoy snorkelling in Malindi, I being a lover of nature I was overjoyed by the scenery of beautiful, i mean just very pretty coulourful different fishes. you really want and wish to catch them and take them home with you fortunately i was able to take pics and share them here with you. With the wonderfully made glass boats, i cant deny Snorkelling is most enjoyable thing to do while in Malindi. .

Malindi beach resorts

by croisbeauty

Watamu Beach is one of te most beautiful beach resorts in whole of Kenya. The water is pretty deep here, which is not the case with most of the other Kenyan beach resorts but be careful because waves could create lots of problems to those who are not good swimmers.
Watamu is famous for snorkelling and most of the tourists visit it in order to enjoy in underwater world.

Gedi - village

by croisbeauty

There is a small village, right next to the Gedi museum, absolutely a must see. We had to negotiate the price of visiting first and finally agreed to pay 300 shs each, which included traditional dancing performance.
The cheaf of the village send his assistant (guy dressed in red) to ask me weather I want to take the picture of him and his hut and I accepted it very gladly. His hut is, of course, the biggest one in the village and the more beautiful.

Gedi - village

by croisbeauty

The village is very small, no more than 15 or so huts and looks poor, however, the people there is relaxed, friendly and full of joy. There are so many kids in the village and all of them are very beautiful. It's amazing how big and beautiful their dark eyes are.

Gedi - village

by croisbeauty

I was in particularly fascinated with this village boyz, their instruments look almost primitive and very simple and yet, they performed a very good music. The rhytm section was just perfect and am sure one cannot learn it, they were born with it having that rhytm in their blood.
Couldn't find out why those women with kids stand behind the band, must be some kind of support or perhaps they are just family.

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