Distant Relatives is just a short distance (2km) from the main highway connecting Mombasa to Watamu, Malindi, and Lamu. If you are coming by local transport (matatu), jump off at Tusky’s Supermarket, where you can see our sign just across the road pointing you in the right direction. From there, many motorbikes (“piki-pikis”) and tuk-tuks will be able to take you to our place usually for about Ksh 100/150. If the driver does not seem to know about us, tell him “it is the second left after Seahorse Lodge”. Once you make the turn off the main tarmac road, just follow the signs!
We can organize a taxi to pick you up from from Mombasa Airport (Moi International) , Malindi Airport, and elsewhere. Daytime pick-ups are normally Ksh 4,500 and nighttime pick-ups are normally Ksh 5,500. We’ve also started recently organising pick-ups from the Mombasa Terminus of the Standard Gauge Railway; these cost KSh 5,500. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions or get lost!
If you are driving your own vehicle: After crossing Kilifi bridge, continue driving straight past Tusky’s supermarket. 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.
Call us if you need anything on: +254 702 232323