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    Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

    Seahorse Road | After crossing the Kilifi bridge, you'll drive past Tusky's supermarket on your right. Further down the road, turn left when you see the sign "Makuti Villas" as well our sign “Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers”. Follow the signs from there - we are located about 2.5km down this dirt road., Kilifi 80108, Kenya
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I had a great time there - I met the best people and could not have wished for more happiness! Even on rainy days I had fun. Also, I love that there is a kitchen. And the beds were very comfortable, the view from the...More

    Thank Myrah V
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    It makes us really happy and proud to get such great feedback from our guests. We do concur that our guests really are the best people they help us create a home away from home for everyone and anyone. It was great hosting you and...More

    Reviewed 10 November 2017

    From the minute I got there I knew it was gonna be great. I stayed in the shared dorm which was a great start to meet people. The hostel is nicely laid out with a lot of cosy shared spaces and hangout joints .The decor...More

    Thank Denis S
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for finding the time to give us your feedback! We loved having you around albeit your short stay. We hope to see you again another time, for an even longer and more activity filled stay. Our doors are always open! Asante!

    Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

    I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Distant Relatives. Love that you can choose to eat from their kitchen at very affordable rates or make your own food at the communal kitchen. Enjoyed the daily activities - canoeing, bofa beach visit, sunset at the village, volleyball on...More

    Thank Vivian S
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! It was our pleasure to host you again sometime for even mote activities; especially the bioluminescence if you did not get a chance to view them. Karibu sana!

    Reviewed 26 October 2017

    We stayed for one night because I wanted to check out DR, and also the value helped to even out our trip costs. The compound is quite lovely. The banda, with a double bed and a bunkbed – was huge and clean, with a little...More

    Thank EAZG
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for taking your time to give us this splendid review! It was a real pleasure to have you and the kids staying with us. About the chapos, the plan was to be able to offer our guests an opportunity to sleep...More

    Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

    This is the best place my partner and I have stayed in our four months travelling East Africa. We booked initially to stay for three nights and ended up staying 15 and even went back on our way back down the coast. It felt like...More

    Thank Harriet D
    Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for this glowing review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The staff are still raving about you both and hope that you will be back again next time you are on the Kenyan coast. Our doors are...More

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    walid a
    20 April 2017|
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    Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
    Hi Walid, Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for getting in touch. I think the best way to send it to us is to share it on google drive. I'm not allowed to share our email address here but you can findit on our... More
    Begoña P
    7 March 2016|
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    Response from Frida B | Reviewed this property |
    There's a small beach just a few minutes walk. Not far to travel to larger beaches. There's possibility to snorkel within short traveling distances too. Better organise the snorkeling with a professional company, I went with... More
    23 June 2015|
    Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
    Hi there! Great to hear from you! Your cheapest bet apart from taking several matatus would most likely be by bus. There seems to be at least two companies doing Moshi to Mombasa (Tahmeed and Raqib) but I am sure there... More
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    "Banda sleeps four nicely and very spacious, pretty."
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    "amazing food and eco friendly"
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    "Book early, the dorm tends to fill quickly"
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    "Do not take private rooms but safari tents : it is cheaper and you will have common areas the same way"
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