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“Marafa depression and the history about it, its more interesting”

Marafa-Hells Kitchen
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

It is a depression environment.
The Unique Depression & the history about it
Bring Cameras, Walking Shoes
Short Visit,one hour

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

One of the undiscovered tourists attractions places in the Kenyan Coast. It’s worthy a visit and won’t be disappointed

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Headed here from Malindi. Initially the main highway roads were very good, if you discount the army checkpoint at the bridge and their ' monetary' expectation to allow you on your way. Then the roads disappear into a dirt track with horrendous potholes - really only for the intrepid traveller in a high axel 4x4 or a taxi with someone else at the wheel and responsibility for the vehicle. We chose the later. A long drive, not in distance but in time given the road or track condition, but well worth the experience. The local erosion has created a canyon type valley exposing various levels of the rock and soil formations, in places creating a cross between a mini Grand Canyon And Monument Valley (USA). You start with the views from the top and are then lead by a guide down into the alley and along the dry water courses that have shaped the area during the heavy rains, before ascending and walking back along the upper plateau. The guide was friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic. We visited in the late afternoon and watched the sun go down over the landscape and benefited from the lack of other tourists, having the valley and its features to ourselves. You have to choose early morning or late afternoon to visit because the valley temperatures can apparently reach 50' during the midday sun - hence 'the name Hells Kitchen'. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit, one of Kenya's little known tourist attractions and one not to be missed if you are in the area.

1  Thank Escape-overseas
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is Kenya's equivalent of the Grand Canyon. It is spectacular. It is known locally as Nyari, a Kigiriama word which means the place broken by itself.

Getting there is easy and there is convenient public transport from Malindi. The smaller Nissan matatus are better to use because they fill up faster. Make sure you leave before the last matatu leaves for Malindi in the evening. That should be at about 6pm.There is an entry fee and if you use a guide, you also need to pay them. Make sure you negotiate before hand. If you don't need a guide, make sure the cost has not been added to your receipt. There is no food inside the canyon so it is recommended that one takes lunch at the restaurants in the town.

The site is very beautiful and photogenic. It is best to walk down to the bottom of the canyon and walk around it. The sun rays shine differently on the rocks. One has to spend the whole day there to really appreciate the effect
I recommend it to everyone.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Visited in April 2017, the natural-forest ambience was quite welcoming. The colourful rock formation and the natural forest around made us spend more time.
Thank you to the guide who was very knowledgeable is issues of birds and environment.
For a visit to this place, out door flat stable and comfortable shoes are important. For picnic lovers, its a quiet site for picnic and camping.

Thank Maria F
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