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About Distant Relative Ecolodge & Backpackers

Budget Hotels in Kilifi:
Nestled between the Giriama village of Fumbini and the beautiful emerald waters of Kilifi Creek,Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackersis both a message of optimism and an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living. Adventurers from around the world gather here to share tales of the road, mingle with the local community, and enjoy the some of the most beautiful ocean views and sunsets that Kenya has to offer. In just one hour’s drive from either Mombasa or Malindi you could be joining us for reef snorkeling trips, moonlit dhow sailing, village walks, beach bonfires, wild cliff adventures, and various live music events. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Distant Relatives is a new and unique ecolodge, hostel and backpackers, and an exceptional budget-friendly alternative to the classic hotels and resorts of the Kenyan Coast. Our accommodation options include camping, dormitories, safari tents, private rooms and beautifully designed en suite bandas with their own charming private courtyards.
Our kitchen serves some of the most delicious, mouth-watering and reasonably priced food on the coast. Wake up to the smell of local Kenyan coffee and go to bed after a full plate of fresh seafood pasta, grilled seasonal vegetables, or some of our signature Friday night wood-fired pizza and free oysters!The lodge has a lounge area and a fully stocked bar which offers a variety of beverages, wines, and liquors. Guests also enjoy local and continental dishes in buffet and menu options.
The lodge organizes Dhow Sailing, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Kayaking, bicycle rental, wakeboarding, snorkeling, and village tours. Onsite, is also a swimming pool- recently rebuilt with new night lights and seating: a perfect place for guests to spend the day with a good book and a cool drink!
Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers is staffed by a few travelers and a lot of locals ready with the best advice for your East African trip. In the spirit of Kenya’s tradition of generous hospitality, we look forward to welcoming you to our humble coastal shamba and making your stay in Kilifi the most memorable time you’ve had in East Africa!
At Distant Relatives, our philosophy has always been to work around nature, rather than making nature work around us. For us, caring for the environment and supporting our community will always be a priority and a passion, and we are happy that such efforts have led to our recent certification by Ecotourism Kenya.
The lodge features a modern conference facility. Laundry services are available and airport pick-ups can be arranged.Pwani University and Kilifi Creek are near.
During your stay at Distant Relative Ecolodge & Backpackers, visit the marine park at Watamu or take a walk to Kilifi Creek.
The lodge has a lounge area and a fully stocked bar which offers a variety of beverages, wines and liquors. Guests also enjoy local and continental dishes in buffet and menu options.

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00

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Distant Relative Ecolodge & Backpackers is 4.8km from the centre of Kilifi , the nearest airport 52.7km (Mombasa Moi International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling