Sabaki River Delta Hotel
with tented camp and campground
at the Sabaki River Mouth Estuary
The Sabaki River mouth is a renowned estuary just five miles north of Malindi and two hours north of Mombassa on the Kenya coast. Just one mile from the river mouth among scattered Giriama farms and lily-covered lakes, rooms look over the river and Indian Ocean. Within a miles walk are beaches, dunes, estuary with fisherfolk, farmsteads and Sabaki village. This beautiful site is well known for birds such as the Malindi Pipit, Madagascar Pratincole and Zanzibar Red Bishop, and is visited by thousands of migrant waders, gulls and terns, and resident waterbirds including flamingoes; it has been designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA)of Kenya.
The newly renovated four-room hotel is on a hill overlooking the estuary and Indian Ocean. The four large rooms have private showers, flush toilets, and electricity. The hotel solves the problem naturalists, photographers and birdwatchers face in finding comfortable accommodations in a natural setting, close to this and other wildlands of the region. Meals can be arranged and a tented camp and safe camping are available. Beautiful Kenya coastal natural areas like, Gedi Ruins, Sokoke Forest, Mirafa Colored Canyons, Watamu Marine Park and Mida Creek are less than an hour away. Malindi airport and town center market are less than a half hour away. Photography options of people and natural subjects are infinite.
The Sabaki River Delta Hotel lies on a hill overlooking ponds, the Sabaki River and estuary, and the Indian Ocean. There are two upstairs rooms and two downstairs. A small library of African natural history books is available, as are binoculars. Meals are taken in covered verandas or on the balcony.
The Sabaki campsite is located on the same breezy hill just 150 meters from the cottage. A grove of cashew trees affords shade, and washing and drinking water are provided in tanks. Showers and toilets are available inat the Hotel. A guard is always on duty, although the area is very peaceful.
Traditional meals are served, including fish, ugali (maize porridge), vegetables, fruits, tea or coffee. Beer, soft drinks, and juices are available and special meals and food items can be arranged.
To reach the Hotel, call Rodgers Karabu, 254-714-128-662, and he will meet you on the north side of the Sabaki River Bridge, 5 miles north of Malindi. Rodgers will lead you to the Hotel by taxi, private car or on foot.
For reservations contact:
Drop-ins are welcome and space is usually available at the Hotel and always at the tented camp.
Sabaki River Delta Hotel