Watch the azure waters of Kilifi creek leak out into the Indian ocean
It’s a two hour drive through the chaos of Mombasa and out into open roads paralleling the coast to reach Kilifi creek, a giant estuary of cerulean blue which spills out into the Indian Ocean.
As you cross the majestic Kilifi Bridge you'll notice a few yachts cruising along the calm waters below, and a handful of elegant villas adorning the creek's banks. It is lusciously calm. Were this spot of geographical beauty in Europe or America it would be teeming with tourists, restaurant chains and tacky bars by now. Not in Kenya.
With a beautiful coastline, a spattering of creek-side restaurants offering fresh seafood, and a few harbours picking up tourists for sunset dhow-boat rides, its impossible to anything other than relax and unwind in this sleepy costal town.