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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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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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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly
  • 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 below (see 'Things to Note' information).

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

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
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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers
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