We have booked a trip to Malindi in october, with a few days safari in Tsavo thrown in. It is our 10-year anniversary and a dream come true - sharing this "second honeymoon" adventure with our 5-year old.
Like many others I am trying to follow the developments in Kenya via internet, wondering if it is a bad time to visit. Am writing in the hope that someone can say anything about the current situation in and around Malindi and travelling between Mombasa and Malindi by road.
I realise that a lot can happen between now and october and also that there is always an element of risk when travelling. I am generally of the opinion that crossing the road en route to work is a lot more dangerous than going to a city which has suffered a terrorist attack a while ago, but as I am travelling with a child I am a little worried, wondering what the situation is like after the recent unrest and violence. What is the general feel like? Are people worried/afraid? Is it very quiet, with tourists choosing to stay at home?
I have read a number of other forums on the "is it safe" topic but have not found anything recent about the Malindi area. Can anyone help?