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Tour Malindi & Robinson Island & Marafa Hell's Kitchen
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Tour Malindi & Robinson Island & Marafa Hell's Kitchen

By In2kenya
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In one day you can get to know the city of Malindi, with its markets, the hectic African life. To then cross the bridge and immerse yourself in the quiet of Robinson Island and be lulled by the sound of the sea. End the day with a trip to Marafa where Hell's Kitchen is the Devil's Kitchen, as it is hot during the day. You will be fascinated by the tale of the legend of the creation of Marafa, exploring its gorges on foot. You will end the day admiring a beautiful sunset.
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Ages 3-80
Duration: 6–8 hours
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French
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  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Canyon tour with guide
  • Malindi tour
  • Entry/Admission - Marafa-Hells Kitchen
What's not included
  • every drink excluded
  • personal expenses


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12863P6

        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12863P6

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        • In2kenya
          278
          Watamu, Kenya
          Joined in November 2010
        • PathwaysafarisKenya
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Hells Kitchen
          An amazing place of its own, formed due to geological effects of the world. Both soft and hard-stones eroded by wind, rain and torrents forming Deep gorges and long Chimneys - I deal during sunset view.
          Written 4 February 2019
        • Pathway s
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Marafs Hells Kitchen
          Best place to be, formed due to geological effects of the world where both soft and hardstone was eroded by wind and torrents forming deep gorges upto 30 meters high. Rocks shines with different colors can be seen. Place to be during sun set
          Written 24 March 2018
        • Uli1970
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Stay away from captains that are unable to operate a boat!
          We had booked the Sea Safari in a glass bottom boat including a lunch, as described here on Tripadvisor. Our first unpleasant surprise we had when we discovered that the boat actually did not have a glass bottom. We were about 25 or 30 passengers on the boat, which was in my opinion about 5 too many. There was not enough room on the lower deck to offer all passengers a seat. The first part of the trip was out in the open water for some dolphin sights. We did spot some dolphins, but we had to return to shallow water when some of the passengers became seasick in the rough waves. When heading towards the calm water in the shallow streches close to the beach, the captain steered the boat into the surf. Right at the spot where the waves broke, he went parallel to the waves - so we found ourselves right in the surge of waves, and finally a huge wave broke into the boat. We had the impression that the boat almost capsized, besides the fact that everybody on the waveside got soaking wet, including bags with cameras, cellphones etc got soaked. After that we had plenty of water in the boat, which added to our overload. This was the point in time when we wondered about lifevests - of course there were none. Further on our desastrous ride we got stuck on a sandbank in the shallow water. Passengers had to get out and push the boat. We managed to get the boat free about three times, but each time the captain manoeuvered the boat into even shallower waters (during outgoing tide). Finally the boat got stuck so badly that we could not get it free again, so we had to evacuate. All adults had to leave the boat and walk through the shallow water onto a sandbank where we waited to get picked up by another boat with less draught. This sounds easier than it was, since most people had only flipflops, and we had to go over rocks and corals, with plenty of sea urchins. Smaller children and a few women without proper shoes remained in the boat to get rescued by the other boat directly, they only had to walk about 150 m after all, while the rest of us stumbled over the rocks for at least one hour. The good thing about the new boat was that it had a glass bottom (though so dirty that one could not see anything) and the benches were a bit more comfortable than the ones on the first boat. From that point on, with everybody soaking wet, with sore feet and mostly very exhausted, it could have gotten better only - one would think. Unfortunately when we finally reached the spot for snorkling and watching the magnificent fauna at the coral reefs, the wooden ladder to get back into the boat broke. Getting back into the boat now became a nightmare, and I hurt my leg quite significantly during this procedure. The lunch later on was quite nice, so was the folklore dancing show that was presented after lunch. Still, that day held way too much adventure for our taste, and we felt seriously in danger during some moments. Unfortunately during these moments, and while being evacuated, nobody bothered to talk to us and give us proper instructions. The operators spoke Italian, as 80% of the passangers were Italian, but English information was more than sparse. Just to put this right: the Marine Park is gorgeous, and absolutely worth exploring. The lunch was good as well, the entire tour could have been lovely. But after all you are going in a vessel on the sea, and that bears risks and requires some skills that our boat operator apparently did not have. If you go there, make sure that you are in a proper boat that is not overloaded, with a skilled captain, with an additional guide who watches out for shoals (as done by all the other boats there). Ask for lifevests, and make sure that the staff communicates properly. If all these preconditions are met, you will have a lovely day.
          Written 11 January 2018
        • MisterBe17
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Our Amazing Trip to Kenya whit IN2KENYA SAFARI Whit Samuel Giovanni! First class safari and service!
          We wanted to use a local operator rather than one of the home travel agents and went with IN2KENYA given their good ratings here on tripadvisor. Samuel Giovanni is the boss and was able to put together a great itinerary for us, a couple, 2 daughters and son. Samuel collected us in the airport and dropped us off, and also took us round Nairobi for a day. Why a safari? If you are uncertain about taking this kind of vacation, rest assured - it will be the trip of a lifetime. We spent our 10 days safari in Kenya. We visited Masai Mara, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Lake Bogoria, Amboseli NP, Tsavo West and Tsavo East. Kenya a land that is so diverse - from forests to lava flows, from deserts to swamps, to crystal clear springs and beautiful plains - most within sight of one another. The animals are so plentiful and majestic. We lost count of the number of elephants, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, impala, gazelles, klipspringers, kudus, gerenuks, monkeys, baboons, mongoose, warthogs, buffalo, wildebeests, hippos, did-diks, topi, eland, reedbucks, waterbucks, hyena and jackal, black and white rhino. We saw over 60 lions and 6 cheetah. And were amazed at how they coexisted and served their own unique roles in the ecosystem. Samuel and driver Salim, know the area so well that they were able to find all of the beautiful animals in their native habitat for us to view up close. And what great pictures we were able to take of these gorgeous creatures of all sizes. All of our accommodations were very nice and comfortable. Contrary to what a few friends believed, It was never a scary or daunting experience. Instead it was awe-inspiring and eye-opening : a whole new world to those of us cloistered in our cities and suburbs. Safari is also a very freeing, "in the moment" experience - you think only of the beauty surrounding you and absorb as much as you can. It's both exciting and calming. They assured our every comfort, while happily sharing their vast knowledge of the tribal cultures, the animals, and the history of the diverse Kenyan land and people. Thanks IN2KENYA, thanks Samuel Angore, this trip wasn’t simply a “visit” to Kenya, but an incredible “Experience”; full of excitement, adventure, top notch accommodation, amazing activities, and new friends. From customizing a private itinerary, to the unsurpassed attention to detail thru 10 days of travel, this team ensured a 5 star experience where customer service surpasses every expectation. I would highly recommend in2kenya Safaris and hope to take another safari with him in the future! Bernard & family
          Written 28 September 2017
        • Luca F
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          safari at Tsavo Est
          The Driver was excellent. He did also the guide in the park. what did not work was the return from the park to the hotel. As the organization substituted without preventively told us the jeep with a dirty small bus poorly maintained and that had a wheel down and we had to wait an hour to change it in the middle of the road. This was not nice.
          Written 20 August 2016
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        Gloria W
        Raleigh, NC6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022
        My family did the tour from Malindi to Robinson Island and Marafa Hell's Kitchen. We were picked up from our resort. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride through the various towns to get to Robinson Island. We saw how salt from the Indian Ocean is harvested, we crossed a bridge, looked down into the river below and saw hippopotamus in the river, there were several traffic jams with cattle and goats crossing the roads. The canoe ride crossing to get to Robinson Island was loads of fun because the gentleman ferrying the passengers sings African songs the entire trip there and back. The seafood lunch was very good. There is enough time spent on the island to walk down to the beach to splash in the Indian Ocean. We visited Marafa Hell's Kitchen late in the day to avoid the excessive heat of the canyon. The canyon is absolutely beautiful. It is amazing that the canyon formations are sand and not rock, as I have thought. You can not be frighten of heights to take the walk down into the canyon. The walk back out if quite a hike. We had an amazing full-day of activities and was conveniently dropped of back at our resort in time for our 7:00pm dinner reservation.
        Written 6 September 2022
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        jambo Gloria, say hello to Nina and dear friend Taeson Thank you very much for these beautiful words I'm glad you enjoyed this tour I hope you come again from USA to Kenya to visit still other places Tks Samuel in2Kenya
        Written 20 September 2022
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        bubulles
        Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux, France99 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Couples
        Leaving Watamu early, we quickly pass Malindi, skirting the salt flats, then we cross a mangrove (by boat or on foot if the water is not too high), and we arrive on a large white beach, alone at world ! or almost because next to it there is a small hut under the trees, with hammocks and mattresses as you wish, which prepares you a good lunch of local fish and shellfish, very nice!
        Little nap lulled by the waves and we leave for the Marafa canyon, where we emerge on another planet, the devil's kitchen with all its spices, in a painting where ochres, greens and the blue of the sky mingle, magnificent ! The sunset is divine!
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        Written 10 April 2024
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        Clara L
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Couples
        Very well organized excursion in terms of times and distances, Giovanni accompanied us throughout the day with professionalism and kindness, together with a driver, telling us how daily life goes, taking us for a walk in the Malindi market, meeting those who live in the Shamba villages. We met the gazes of many people, all welcoming and kind, and many children who gave us smiles and a joy, a desire for life, which we will hardly forget. We then visited the Akamba wood factory, where artisans build objects using traditional methods, we had lunch with excellent food on Robinson Island, and ended with a visit to the Hell's Kitchen canyon in Marafa. Trust Giovanni, he is serious, honest, reliable and kind. Tip: don't forget to bring with you clothing, school supplies, food and anything you think might be useful for children, but also for adults... they really need it.
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        Written 22 March 2024
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        Giulia F
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Family
        Wonderful trip! Giovanni is a truly kind and helpful person. He managed to satisfy us with every request and made our day special! The guys who take you on the boat are very knowledgeable, friendly and know how to make you have fun while still leaving you time to relax.
        The food was the best I have eaten in Kenya, very fresh fish and lots of lobsters. Eating in the middle of the sea on the boat and then diving into the crystal clear sea of Jacaranda Beach (Sardinia 2) is an unforgettable experience.
        I recommend 100%
        Google
        Written 21 February 2024
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        Jambo Giulia oh grazie davvero tanto per queste parole bellissime Siete una grande e bella famiglia, salutami con tanto abbraccio il nonno e la nonna spero che ci vedremo presto
        Written 22 February 2024
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        deborah976
        Campiglia Marittima, Italy27 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We spent 15 unforgettable days with Giovanni. He organized everything perfectly, safaris, excursions of all kinds, blue safari, village visits, our 7 year old daughter loved it. I highly recommend relying on him for any need, he will always find the best solution. Kenya remained in our hearts also thanks to Giovanni❤️.
        A hug from Deborah, Andrea, Adele
        Google
        Written 17 February 2024
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        Come posso dirvi grazie ? Deborah, con la super grande simpatica Adele e papa Andrea per è stato un vero piacere organizzarvi la vacanza e poi passare questo tempo con voi, vi dico grazie davvero con il mio cuore
        Written 19 February 2024
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        IrmaMari1966
        Bolzano, Italy14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Couples
        Beautiful trip with comfortable van and guide who satisfied our every wish. Enchanting places
        Google
        Written 9 November 2023
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        grazie mille per la vostra recenzione sono contento che andato tutto bene
        Written 11 November 2023
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        MILENA B
        Genoa, Italy338 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Well organized tour, helpful and trained guide who speaks excellent Italian.
        Very satisfied with every proposed activity. Tour, excellent and abundant lunch, breathtaking views. Highly recommended
        Google
        Written 19 September 2023
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        grazie tantissimo per la vostra soddisfazione
        Written 11 November 2023
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