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Malindi

(mälĭn`dē), town, SE Kenya, on the Indian Ocean. It is a beach resort and a commercial center. Probably founded in the 10th cent. by Arab traders, Malindi became an important city-state and a major port. The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama landed there in 1498 and erected a monument that still stands. Nearby are the ruins of Gedi, an ancient walled city. South of the town lies a national park established to protect coral reefs and aquatic wildlife.

Malindi

 

a city and port in Kenya, in Coast Province, on the Indian Ocean, south of the point where the Galana River flows into the Indian Ocean. Population, 5,800 (1962). A highway connects Malindi with the port of Mombasa. Sisal is exported from the city. Cotton-ginning enterprises are located in Malindi. Fishing is an important occupation. A seaside health resort is located in Malindi.

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Bwanamaka moved to the High Court in Malindi to stop the procurement of the cranes.
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Jambojet is using the aircraft to provide service to three new destinations in Kenya's coastal region -- Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda -- from its base at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The two countries advise against all but essential travel to within 15 km of the coast from the Tana River down to Tiwi which includes Mombasa Island, Moi International Airport, Malindi, Kilifi and Watamu in the coastal region.
Among the Giriama of Malindi one of the symptoms that is observed of the people who become mad is that they begin to use other languages and most frequently Arabic.
But according to surviving documents in China's imperial archives, Zheng He is said to nave paid a visit to the Sultan of Malindi --the most powerful coastal ruler of the time, in present-day eastern Kenya (this encounter probably took place at Mambrui, a small village just north of Malindi on Kenya's north coast, since it mentioned that the town was by a river mouth).
Apart from being a safari destination, Kenya lures Indian travellers with tourist spots such as Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo, Samburu, Laikipia and Lamu Island, Diani and Malindi at the coast.
The US Embassy in Nairobi has no restrictions on employee travel to Kenya's most popular tourist destinations, including the Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo, Lamu Island, Hell's Gate, Samburu, Mount Kenya and Malindi.
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