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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

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Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“eco lodge”(57 reviews)
“pizza night”(18 reviews)
“compost toilets”(18 reviews)
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What's included
Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
Accessible rooms
Laundry Service
Free Breakfast
2 Star Hotel
Nestled between the Giriama village of Fumbini and the beautiful emerald waters of Kilifi Creek, Distant Relatives is 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...
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Location and contact
Seahorse Road | After crossing the Kilifi bridge, you'll drive past Tusky's supermarket on your right. Further down the road, turn left when you see the sign "Makuti Villas" as well our sign “Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers”. Follow the signs from there - we are located about 2.5km down this dirt road., Kilifi 80108, Kenya
13.5 miles to Vipingo Airport
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Getting there was slightly confusing because coming from Malindi the matatu stage is before the turning with the sign post but the signs are easy to follow after that though it seemed very remote at first which I guess is the whole point anyway. On...More

Thank CaveyEM
Reviewed yesterday

My room: I was sleeping in the dorm room, when i arrived the dorm was properly cleaned, neat and airy. the dorm was well spaced and and beautiful and provided a safe environment for anyone to leave their baggage but in case your not feeling...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited distant relatives with a friend in June and wish I was still there! We stayed for 4 nights in a Banda which had an awesome outdoor shower in a tree?! Such a different and wonderful experience The place had a relaxed and friendly...More

1  Thank Wolf10101
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Itch band performance was a nice night with many cool people although it was inside and not on the outside stage, I guess they were afraid of the rain, but it was still worth it,thanks guys, will for sure come back for another night.

1  Thank Davethegreat22
Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded yesterday

Thank you very much Dave, Glad you loved the live performance and hope to host you again soon.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everytime I go to Distant Relatives I get to meet many new people and make great friends. The staff is very helpful and access to the beach is a good advantage when choosing a place to say. I would also recommend motorcycle trips to the...More

1  Thank mohammedchengo22
Response from DistantRelatives, Manager at Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersResponded yesterday

Asante Sana Mohammed! Good recommendations too.

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
$29 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$29 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Room & Suite (41)
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walid a
April 20, 2017|
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Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
Hi Walid, Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for getting in touch. I think the best way to send it to us is to share it on google drive. I'm not allowed to share our email address here but you can findit on our... More
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Begoña P
March 7, 2016|
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Response from Frida B | Reviewed this property |
There's a small beach just a few minutes walk. Not far to travel to larger beaches. There's possibility to snorkel within short traveling distances too. Better organise the snorkeling with a professional company, I went with... More
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Chokoishii
June 22, 2015|
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Response from DistantRelatives | Property representative |
Hi there! Great to hear from you! Your cheapest bet apart from taking several matatus would most likely be by bus. There seems to be at least two companies doing Moshi to Mombasa (Tahmeed and Raqib) but I am sure there... More
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"private bandas are great"
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"private banda's are super unique and beautiful"
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"Camping is available of needed"
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"I love the private banda rooms!! If you want a unique outdoor bathroom experience with a beautiful view into..."
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