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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

  • Seahorse Road, Second corner on the left after Sea Laguna Lodge, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Welcome to Distant Relatives Ecolodge – a lush and enchanting environmentally conscious beach retreat nestled along an emerald lagoon, white sand beaches & an enchanting community. Join us diving, snorkeling, moonlit dhow sailing, on village walks, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, or simply come relax and mingle with travelers from around the world in our vast, green and leafy social spaces!

Nestled between the Giriama village of Fumbini and the beautiful emerald waters of Kilifi Creek, Distant Relatives is both a message of optimism and an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living. Adventurers from around the world gather here to share tales of the road, mingle with the local community, and enjoy the beautiful ocean views and sunsets that Kenya has to offer. In just one hour’s drive from either Mombasa or Malindi you could be joining us for reef snorkeling trips, moonlit dhow sailing, village walks and beach bonfires, wild cliff adventures, and various live music events.

Distant Relatives is a new and unique ecolodge, hostel and backpackers, and an exceptional budget-friendly alternative to the classic hotels and resorts of the Kenyan Coast. Our accommodation options include camping, dormitories, safari tents, private rooms and beautifully designed ensuite bandas with their own charming private courtyards. Our kitchen serves some of the most delicious, mouth-watering and reasonably priced food on the coast. Wake up to the smell of local Kenyan coffee and go to bed after a full plate of fresh seafood pasta, grilled seasonal vegetables, or some of our signature Friday all-you-can-eat pizzas and free oysters!

At Distant Relatives, our philosophy has always been to work around nature, rather than making nature work around us. For us, caring for the environment and supporting our community will always be a priority and a passion, and we are happy that such efforts have led to our recent certification by Ecotourism Kenya.

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers is staffed by a few travellers and a lot of locals ready with the best advice for your East African trip. In the spirit of Kenya’s tradition of generous hospitality, we look forward to welcoming you to our humble coastal shamba and making your stay in Kilifi the most memorable time you’ve had in East Africa!

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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers Located at Seahorse Road, Second corner on the left after Sea Laguna Lodge, Kilifi.
Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers
Kilifi 80108 Seahorse Road, Second corner on the left after Sea Laguna Lodge
99% 23
-3.6217007 39.8323059
Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers
    Rooms available Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Deluxe Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom Deluxe 4 Bed Private Ensuite

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Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 30 Oct 2016 Change

Room Summary

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Latest Review

" Great place, with loads of activities around the area, a little bit out of town, but that adds to the charm of the place - you feel like you are in the middle of a forrest, not near a major town. Staff where absolutely excellent, their service was amazing, in particular Jackson who goes out of his way to make guests feel welcome. Highly recommended. "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Linen Included Free Parking Free City Maps Towels Included

  • General

    Wheelchair Friendly Security Lockers Swimming Pool Common Room BBQ Breakfast Not Included Meeting Rooms Adaptors Book Exchange Self-Catering Facilities Cooker Fridge/Freezer Utensils Outdoor Terrace Reading Light Parking Outdoor Swimming Pool Ceiling Fan Safe Deposit Box

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Airport Transfers Bicycle Hire Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception Tours/Travel Desk Currency Exchange Postal Service 24 Hour Security Housekeeping

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Bar Meals Available Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    Board Games Games Room Pool Table



Child Friendly Credit Cards Not Accepted No Curfew Pet Friendly Taxes Included

Things to Note

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice
Late cancellation or noshow – one night charge
Payment upon arrival by cash only
Check in from 14.00
Check out before 11.00
Breakfast not included
Taxes included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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