During my trip to Mombasa, we took a day trip to Malindi with the crew from Coast Camping (http://coastcamping.co.ke/). They offer off the beaten path tours around Mombasa and coastal Kenya. In this video, I didn’t pay for the tour, but I did pay for most of the food we ate on this tour. Thank you to Coast Camping for hosting me, and for being so cool!
We first drove from Mombasa to Malindi, and before doing anything else, we stopped for a local breakfast. I enjoyed some mbaazi, which are pigeon peas in coconut milk, and a delicious Kenyan goat soup. Breakfast was excellent, and the perfect way to begin the day.
One of the signature trips that Coast Camping takes is to the Malindi marine park to a sand bar, to go swimming and to bbq lobster on the sand bar. Unfortunately when we got there, the tide didn’t cooperate with us, so it was too high to get out on the sand bar, but the water was still incredibly beautiful and pristine – we just couldn’t bbq there. So we continued to the shore where they set up the grill and we grilled fish and lobster in on the beach with the incredible Indian Ocean sea breeze. We ate on the boat. The food was delicious, and I especially enjoyed the rice with prawns curry that was pre-cooked. Lobster and moon fish was also excellent!
Halwa Asli – Back in Malindi town, one of the must eat foods halwa, a sweet that common throughout Arabia and India. This version was made with starch and sugar, and then cooked and simmered until it turned into a sticky paste. It was very sweet, but a few bites were great.
We also stopped for one of the best Kenyan street food dishes to eat – a mix of bhajias and fried things, topped in chutney, with signature Malindi cassava and mango sauce.
Vipingo Nyama Choma Mishkaki – On our way back driving from Malindi to Mombasa we stopped to eat mishkaki at a legendary meat spot. The meat was so good, especially when dipped in the kachumbari of tomatoes, onions, and chili sauce.
Price – 2,000 KES ($19.65) for everyone
It was an incredible day on the coast of Kenya, beautiful scenery, and incredible Kenyan food! Again, huge thank you to Coast Camping Tours & Safaris: http://coastcamping.co.ke/