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Malindi, Kenya
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Stop off for a bite to eat in Kenya's Little Italy Malindi  Kenya

Stop off for a bite to eat in Kenya's Little Italy

Increasingly known as Kenya’s ‘Little Italy’ because of it’s large number of Italian residents, Malindi is the place to come on the Kenyan coast if you have a penchant for pizza, or are greedy for gelato.

Aside from the range of excellent Italian restaurants on offer, Malindi also boasts an atmospheric old town, which is great for an afternoon amble, and fresh seafood served up on the beachfront to hungry customers. Like the other locations on the Kenyan coast, here you’ll find idyllic tropical beaches, high end resorts and tranquil spots to while away the hours.

Also worth a visit if you head northwest of Malindi is the spectacular Marafa Depression: an extensive series of sandstone gorges and sheer gullies known locally as Nyari or Hell’s Kitchen.