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Malindi is a pretty safe town, but there are some things you need to keep in mind before going. First, you must make sure you have anti Malaria tablets before you go. You can take anti-Malaria tablets two weeks before you go. It is a pretty big problem in the area, and you should also make sure that you have mosquito nets, even if you are staying in an expensive resort or hotel. Even though the tap water isn't that bad, you should still stick to bottled water. It is better to be safe than sorry. There are some aspects of the culture that are very conservative in Kenya. You should not take pictures of people without first getting their permission. You should definitely not take a picture of a police officer or a soldier or military building without their permission, as this is against the law. You should not leave your valuables out on a table in your room, and make sure you lock up everything else. If you are out at a cafe, don't just leave your wallet out on a table. Another thing to remember is that you should have your passport on you at all times, no matter what. If you are going to be doing a safari, make sure you are doing it with licensed individuals, as there can be high fines for doing it with unlicensed guides. If you have any problem, go to the police force, and if it is truly serious, you should get in contact with the American Embassy.