The Kenya Tourism Board is delighted at the decision made by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to remove the travel advisory for further areas of the Kenya coast to include Malindi, situated northeast of Mombasa.
The lifting of the advisory for this section of the coast means the area from Malindi to the Tanzanian border is an advisory-free zone and visitors can now access the coast via Malindi Airport in addition to Mombasa’s Moi International Airport and Ukunda Airport in Diani.
This development follows the lifting of the UK’s advisory between Tiwi and Watamu, including the city of Mombasa, in June and the US Government’s move to lift its travel advisory for most parts of the coastal region last week.
Whilst the south coast has always remained open for business, tourists will now be able to enjoy even more of the Kenya coast, with the only exclusion now being the areas further north, including Lamu County.
Kenya’s coastline offers 500km of white-sand Indian Ocean beaches and the following areas are open for visitors to enjoy Malindi, Watamu, Kilifi, Mtwapa, Shanzu, Bamburi, Mombasa (including Mombasa Island) and Nyali.
Kenya received 117,201 visitors from the UK market in 2014 and has always been a leading destination for safaris in British consumers’ minds.
With the re-opening of Malindi, British consumers will once again be offered a wider beach offering, either combined with a safari in one of Kenya’s 59 national parks or as a stand-alone holiday.