South of Lamu is Malindi
town, a small town with architecture strongly of Arab
influence with a beautiful deserted all sand beach front.
There are many hotels in this area most of them 5 star and
all right on the beach, deep sea fishing is popular
especially for Marlin, sail fish and the big shark (Mako and
hammerhead, well worth try on deep sea fishing in Africa
From Malindi beach you can visit Gedi ruins the most
magical of places, unknown how built the original
settlement, but its very old pre dating the Arab, the
atmosphere can only equate to being in a cathedral.
14th century Malindi town was an important Swahili
settlement and it became one of the few places on the east
coast to welcome the Portuguese. Today you can still see the
stone cross erected by Vasco da Gama in 1499 and the small
Portuguese church nearby.