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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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8.1
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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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Wed 20 Jun 2018 - Sat 23 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Wed 20th June 2018 - Sat 23rd June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    20 Jan 2018
    A haven surrounded by well-preserved nature, far away from city and road noises and hosting an international community and a very friendly staff. We stayed in the tents outside that were clean, comfy and with a view on the forest and monkeys roaming around. The beach is only 400m away from the lodge and there are traditional villages located on a cliff less than a kilometer away. Watching the sunset from there while eating freshly made food by the mamas is an amazing experience.
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Jan 2018
    A wonderful oasis to stay at in hopes of escaping the rest of the World's humdrum.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Apr 2018
    Great staff and a beautiful hostel. They upgraded us from a tent to a banda for free, just because it was raining. The only thing that bothered me a little bit was that some evenings, there were some quite rather creepy men at the bar who persistently tried to buy us drinks even though we refused and in general got a little too close for comfort. Pretty sure they weren't guests of the hostel though because I never saw them the next morning. Maybe the hostel policy on visitors should be changed.
    Slovenia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Apr 2018
    Probably one of the most beautiful hostels we‘ve seen so far and very nicely integrated into nature. All members of the communities around speak very positive about it. Apparently they do a great job with community engagement and sharing benefits. However, is not located at the open ocean but at a creek. The food was rather poor and pretty overpriced, especially the breakfast. Besides, it was the only place causing me severe stomach problems during our 6 week Kenya trip full of streetfood.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table

Awards

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Kenya

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Policies

  • 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


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