Malaika Beach Villas - Resort in Watamu, Kenya

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At 30 km northwest of Malindi you can admire the incredible colors of Marafa. Along the way between great and charming clearings, villages, acacias and Baobab trees, you will arrive in this unique and suggestive place.
The Marafa Canyon was originally a place characterized by sandstone, following the rains during the centuries the erosion has giving birth to this colorful and enchanting canyon.
One of the most beautiful landscapes in Africa, a surreal canyon, the largest of the entire black continent, a spectacle that has no equal, a suggestive landscape not to be missed.
Here the rocks at sunset seem to catch fire and the earth to split. They call it the devil's kitchen, because of the very high temperatures it reaches. The rains and winds are the creators of this natural spectacle, the erosion of the sandstone rock creates an extraordinary scenery.
Red lands contrasted with the blue sky and green forests, shades between white and ochre, sandstone spires and pillars create the canyon that is lost between great glades, villages and acacia forests.
Legend tells that once upon a time it was a green and fertile land, where a rich family lived so that instead of water they used the milk of the cows to wash themselves. God, as a punishment, created a huge flood that created a chasm and submerged them.



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Who organizes the excursions?

All excursions are organized by Malaika Beach Villas.

Can I book the excursion on my arrival?

Yes, you can also book the excursion directly at Malaika Beach Villas.

Does accomadation price include excursions?

No, the price of the excursion is not included.

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