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Much of the public transportation that works in Kenya is actually run through mini buses in an unorganized method. Though there are not usually official bus routes or locations where the buses will be gathering, you can almost always find a mini bus roaming around the town of Malindi. These buses are more like taxis, but serve as the public transportation system. You wouldn't just get on and ride by yourself, as you would most likely share the bus with other people as well. These mini buses are relatively safe. They aren't exactly state of the art buses, but they get the job done. They are used all throughout the country, and the locals use them quite frequently. It is without a doubt the best way to get around Kenya if you don't want to have to spend a ton of money on flights. The roads in the country are pretty good also, so you don't need to worry about being stuck out there on your own. You shouldn't get in an unlicensed mini bus, however, as it is both unsafe and against the law. You can work out a price with the driver, depending on how far you are going, how many people are with you, and how many bags you have.