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Marafa-Hells Kitchen

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Address: Malindi, Kenya
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Marafa Hells' Kitchen and Malindi Tour from Malindi
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Unbelievable place!!!

We were in Malindi and decided to follow the recommendations of Kenya (Lonely Planet) volume. It was mentioned that this was a mini "Gran Canyon", and frankly speaking this was... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Richard Sylvain J
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were in Malindi and decided to follow the recommendations of Kenya (Lonely Planet) volume. It was mentioned that this was a mini "Gran Canyon", and frankly speaking this was as close as the truth as it could be. Some of the stones, when you crush them they give you three different colors. Amazing place. Worth the drive/ride. Make sure... More 

3 Thank Richard Sylvain J
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

About an hours drive from where we were staying at Mwembe Resort but well worth the drive. I recommend you take a tour van or go with locals otherwise you may think you're lost. Amazing landscape and folklore explain the natural formation of Marafa Hell's Kitchen. This is ancestral land and its managed by the local community who charge a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

It was really beautiful and we had a nice walk! If you're lucky you can even see monkeys. It is a 1,5 hour drive but worth it.

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

It's a long dusty drive from Malindi Town, honestly I thought it a wasted trip while my companions were enthralled. Bought a very nice wooden bowl in the ad hoc gift shop and listen to the local bargain over the ticket price to go in. Amusing day all in all, but I still don't rate the site ....

Thank Rory K
Beckley, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I was a little nervous when I read the other reviews about the bad road, but once we headed out, I realized it's a typical Africa packed dirt road. Not great, but certainly not terrible. The drive does take about a hour from the main road. The views of life outside of "touristy areas" is worth the trip to remind... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The road to get there is really bad mostly during rain season. To do if interested to see some traditional ( and really poor) villages along the road. A taste of real africa but the hells kitchen are not the impressive. But nice

Thank Alessandro D
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Beautiful place, shame that there is not a decent restaurant, and kids are begging for money. View is stunning thou!

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The landscape is gorgeous and super fascinating. I highly recommend to visit! We had a very nice guide who was a local. A visit here will also benefit the local community and they offer you the opportunity to donate books or other necesites to the community.

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

bad road on the way to Marafa, but real good countryside. maybe worth the long trip, maybe not, I am not sure

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Reviewed 31 January 2016

Beautiful and evocative place that i strongly suggest you to visit when you will be in Kenya. Main attraction

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