Kilifi is Kenya’s best kept secret. There, I said it. The tiny coastal town rarely comes across the minds of many people planning a trip down the Kenyan coast. Considered a pass-by town, great adventures and experiences await those who are not fooled by the small-time town vibe Kilifi lets on. Here’s why.
Sea Point Beach
The mostly secluded beach located at the Kilifi Creek is surrounded by hills that are compounds of towering mansions that overlook the calm Indian Ocean waters and which provide the perfect sun-downer setting. Although the beach strip is relatively short compared to other places, relaxing by the quiet and warm waters is the perfect plan to cool off a particularly hot day out in the sun.
Friendly People (and dogs)
In general, people at the Coast are very friendly and ready to help. Our new-found friend, Moses, was willing to keep us company during our time in Kilifi and showed us the hidden gems that are yet to be discovered by many. Also, we made friends with a dog, Poppy, at the beach. The small stature Rottweiler was crazy, full of life and personality, and was willing to swim for unprecedented long periods of time in an attempt to please his human. Too bad he made off before we got a shot of him.
You can enjoy a morning yoga session by the beach and be one with nature or with your favorite drink in hand, secure a spot on the cliffs that surround the Sea Point beach and witness the dramatic (but quick) sunset as the sun dips behind the vast ocean.
However, we are pretty sure there are other awesome places in the world that could easily make it in the category of “Best Kept Secrets.” We’d love to know places you’ve been to in the comment section below.
Till next post, stay awesome!