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10 Best places to visit in Kilifi county

It has an estimated population of 1,109,735 people.Tourism and fishing are the major economic activities in Kilifi.The county is headed by Governor Amason Kingi.

Here is a list of 10 Best places to visit in Kilifi county:

1.Watamu Marine national Park and reserve.

It is one of Kenya's best Marine park that has a rich and diverse bird life,fish, turtles, dugongs,the lizard buzzard and other Marine animals.It is a perfect place to enjoy the Sandy beaches of the Indian ocean, snorkeling,water skiing, windsurfing and glass bottomed boat tours.

2.Arabuko Sokoke national reserve.

It features one of the largest stretches of indigenous coastal dry forest in East Africa.The stretch is about 400 square kilometers.It is a notable place for bird watching activities,game drives, guided walking safari, cycling, camping and nature trails.

3.Malindi museum.

It is situated in Malindi town.It houses cultural exhibitions and artefacts used by early Arabs and the local coastal people.It also doubles as an information center for attractions and local happenings in Malindi and its environment.

4.Watamu beach.

It is a calm Sandy Beach located in Watamu.It is a popular destination for snorkeling, diving, swimming,boat rides and various water sports.It is a perfect place for lovers of a tranquil environment.

5.Jumba la Matwana.

It is a Swahili word that means'the large house of the slave'.It is a national monument which features ancient mosques,four houses,courts and kibla.It was gazetted as a national monument in 1982.

6.Mnarani ruins.

It is located in Kilifi and overlooks the Kilifi Creek from the southern side, approximately 200 metres from the Mombasa-Malindi road.It consists of mosques,madrassa and a group of tombs and pillars.

7.Vasco Da Gama Pillar.

It is a monument that was built by the Portuguese to give direction to explorers who were following the sea route to India.It is one of the popular attraction and historical sites in Malindi.

8.Gedi ruins.

It is a national museum and historical site located approximately 16 kilometers south of Malindi.They are the remains of early Swahili town called Gedi,which was inhabited by sailors,traders and settlers from Oman.

You can take guided tours through the ruins, museum and information center located within the area,to learn about the early Swahili culture.

9.Malindi Marine national Park and reserve.

It is endowed with magnificent coral gardens,fringing reefs,seagrass beds, mangrove,mudflats,Marine mammals and different species of shorebirds.

It is a perfect place for bird watching, camping,diving,glass bottomed boat rides, sunbathing,water skiing,wind surfing and snorkeling.

10.Mida Creek.

It is a tidal Creek that stretches from the sea to Arabuko Sokoke forest.It is a perfect kayaking destination and a bird watching paradise.It also features a 260-metre walk board,perfect for nature walks with family and friends.

Content created and supplied by: Faithwanjamugo (via Opera News )

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