After some time of blogging and posting about the beautiful, majestic Malindi, i have started receiving mails and request of Facebook to help out visitors coming to Malindi town for a short getaway from a hectic week in the Capital. This was one of my responses:
As you visit Malindi during the weekend, you should always be prepared to party. Clubbing starts officially on Saturday night. In the morning, you can visit Mida creek board walk at Gede, Gede forest, Gede ruins or the butterfly farm. These are relatively low budget outdoor activities. The prices may vary but at any given moment entry prices have not exceeded ksh.500 for citizens.
You can have lunch at these location or decide to head back to the town centre and have lunch at some of our famous local restaurant for Swahili cuisines. These places include Simba Dishes, Barani Dishes and Jabreen.
You can visit the Malindi musem complex, the house of column, the Portuguese chapel and finally the Vasco Da Gama pillar for a little history on the rich heritage of Malindi. These are best down when in the afternoon. As the sun sets, you can go to the pier as known as buntwani, and watch Sun go down. If you are into swimming or football or in a good luck, you might catch a local game of beach soccer.
After a good meal (supper), you can now officially party. Malindi party goers are party hoppers i.e then move from one club to another in the course of the night. Most clubs are lined on Lamu Road starting from stars and garters to Pata pata. You can also adopt to this style and move from one club to another until the night ends. Every Saturday, the party ends where Dj Ali Pappi is. For the moment, he spins at Fermento near Karen Blixen just opposite Nakumatt.