in Kilifi, Kenya

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-3.630 and 39.850 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -3° 37' 49" and E 39° 50' 59"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - KES
Spoken languages:
English, Swahili
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 01:12 PM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Nairobi
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:18 am and 6:15 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.819 and -140.068 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Kenya in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Kenya.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Kenya. Last Update: 2024-05-20 08:01:38

Delve into Kilifi

Kilifi in Kilifi with it's 46,118 habitants is a city located in Kenya about 265 mi (or 426 km) south-east of Nairobi, the country's capital town.

Current time in Kilifi is now 01:12 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Africa / Nairobi with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Kilifi, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Kenya is Bamburi Airport in a distance of 26 mi (or 41 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Kenya is Fort Jesus, Mombasa in a distance of 24 mi (or 39 km), South-West. In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mombasa, Kwale, Wete, Mbale and Wundanyi. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 83 °F

Morning Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 69%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 17 km/h (11 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 33% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Tuesday, 21st of May 2024

27°C (80 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 22nd of May 2024

25°C (77 °F)
26°C (78 °F)
Moderate rain, fresh breeze, overcast clouds.

Thursday, 23rd of May 2024

28°C (83 °F)
26°C (78 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, broken clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

1,2 mi
Seahorse Road
80108 Kilifi

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Weekday: 7:00 - 23:30
Weekend: closed

Baobab Sea Lodge - All Inclusive

1,4 mi
Kilifi Bay
00000 Kilifi

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


1,4 mi
00000 KILIFI, CO

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Twendeporini old town Mombasa lamu festival (part4)

Published: February 17, 2011
Length: 09:52 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Twende Porini

Twende to the Lamu Cultural Dance, Lamu invites you to the most auspicious occasion of the region. This are cultural festivals futuring dances that would keep you in the coastal mood. Men fight...

Another awesome afternoon of sailing in Kilifi Creek with Wilf, Stan & 3° South

Published: July 31, 2014
Length: 38:16 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Anne Hickman

Mastering the Laser Vago under spinnaker in the amazing Kilifi Bowl: best sailing playground ever. #3degreessouth #iaminkenya #whyilovekenya #kilifi #kilificreek #sailing #vago #laserperformance.

Kilifi Bofa Beach Beautiful Evening Waves

Published: December 30, 2013
Length: 51:27 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: MikeYuVids

Kilifi is a small beautiful North Coastal town in Kenya. Bofa Beach is its main popular beach among a few others. On this occasion, I went to admire the roaring (raging) sea waters at a time...

Real coconut - Kilifi Bay Kenya

Published: May 09, 2012
Length: 35:16 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Damiano Italiano

This is real coconut, not plastic one.

B8 road close to the bridge over Kilifi creek

Published: August 01, 2009
Length: 06:38 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: lichtwand

some construction's going on.

Miradas verdaderas

Published: December 12, 2012
Length: 31:15 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Opus Dei

Isabel, nos habla de su experiencia como voluntaria en la escuela de hostelería TEWA, en el distrito de Kilifi, a pocos kilómetros de la ciudad keniana de Mombasa. Allí acudió este verano...

Sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding & just enjoying the amazing waters of Kenya

Published: December 06, 2013
Length: 29:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Anne Hickman

Sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and all sorts of watersports treats with professional watersports team 3° South, based in Kilifi Creek, Kenya. #sailing #windsurfing #kilificreek #kenya...

VisionQuest Journeys 97

Published: November 21, 2013
Length: 32:20 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Roy Henry Vickers

It was a 1700 Km journey from Hazelton on the Skeena River in northern B.C. to Victoria, BC's capital. Roy Henry Vickers was the spearhead and leader of the expedition to bring awareness to...

Weihnachtsgruß aus den Tropen - eine Geschenkidee !?

Published: October 26, 2014
Length: 08:21 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: PC POINT Computer- und Datendienst GmbH

24. Dezember in Kilifi/Kenia, ein Weihnachten der nicht alltäglichen Art. Auszug aus dem Print-Buch / E-Book "Vision Kilimanjaro", Autor Burghard Zacharias Havelaue OT Gülpe, ...

ASANTE Schuluniformen 2012

Published: June 19, 2012
Length: 01:39 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Franz Ferrari

Der Verein Asante hilft Kinder und Schulen in Kenia - Afrika.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Kilifi is a town on the Kenyan coast, home to many resorts. It sits on the Goshi estuary of the Goshi River in Kenya. The beach itself is known as Bofa Beach and is said to be one of the best beaches in Kenya. The town lies on the Kilifi Creek between Malindi and Mombasa. Kilifi is capital of the Kilifi District. The town has an urban population of 30,394. The town is known for its beach and for the ruins of Mnarani, including mosques and tombs, dating from the 14th to the 17th century.

Located at -3.63333, 39.85 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Kilifi District, Populated places in Coast Province, Populated coastal places in Kenya

Kilifi Bridge

Kilifi Bridge is the longest bridge in Kenya with a total length of 420 metres. The superstructure is a prestressed continuous box girder carrying two lanes. The bridge has three spans. The construction of Kilifi Bridge was completed in 1991. It connects Kilifi and Mnarani. The road heads to Mombasa towads south, and Malindi, Lamu and Garissa towards north.

Located at -3.63639, 39.8481 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Box girder bridges, Bridges completed in 1991, Bridges in Kenya, Coast Province

Voi River

The Voi River (Goshi River) is a river in Coast Province, Kenya, East Africa. It originates in the Taita Hills and flows past the town of Voi and through the Tsavo East National Park before emptying into the sea at Kilifi. Its total length is about 210 kilometres . However, in the dry season only the last (lower) eighty kilometres has water in it.

Located at -3.63194, 39.8142 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of Kenya, Coast Province

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Kilifi.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Kilifi, کیلیفی، کنیا, კილიფი, Килифи, کیلیفی, 基利菲