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Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers Hostel

Seahorse Road, Second corner on the left after Sea Laguna Lodge, Kilifi, Kenya

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 ensuite bandas with their own charming private courtyards. Our kitchen serves some of the most delicious, mouth-watering and reasonably priced food on the coast! Come sailing, kitesurfing, diving, dance to live music! Read more

Facilities

  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Kilifi?

Contact us directly

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 ensuite bandas with their own charming private courtyards. Our kitchen serves some of the most delicious, mouth-watering and reasonably priced food on the coast! Come sailing, kitesurfing, diving, dance to live music! Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Deluxe Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Deluxe Single Private Ensuite

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Basic 2 Bed Tent Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic 1 Bed Tent Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 1

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

About Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers

Nestled between the Giriama village of Fumbene and the beautiful emerald waters of Kilifi creek, Distant Relatives is a message of optimism, an experimental model of environmentally and socially conscious living. Join us on snorkeling trips, moonlit dhow sailing, village walks, and bonfire parties; mingle with travelers from around the world in our vast, green and leafy social spaces and be welcomed by the wonderful village community. Our kitchen serves fantastic fresh food for the hungry and our staff are ready with all the travel advice you need! Karibu sana marafiki !!

Accommodation Information

Our seven brand new bandas each have a private courtyard with both shower and ensuite toilet and are perfect for groups of friends and families! Each banda contains one large double bed, one set of bunk beds, and an extra single bed can be added for a fifth person on request. Spacious shelving and custom-made furnishings throughout are just some of the finishing touches!
(@ 3000/- per night single - @ 4000/- per night double - @ 5000/- per night
triple - @6000/- quadruple).

Each of our four private rooms contain one spacious double bed and an ensuite shower, with an optional extra single bed to accommodate a third person. Custom-made shelving units and glass bottle wall designs make each room unique. Great for a good night’s sleep and some deep relaxation. (@ 2000/- per night single - @
3000/- per night double - @ 4500/- per night triple)

Our 5 safari tents are carpeted and can be set up with either one double bed or two single beds. Each tent also contains bed-side tables and solar lights for the evenings. The ceiling of each tent is made of mosquito netting for increased ventilation and all tents are waterproof. Each tent is strategically placed around the compound in a peaceful, shady and comfortable area!. (@ 1500/- single - @ 2500/- double or twin)

Dormitories-
We have two beautiful eight-person dormitories, each consisting of four sets of bunk beds. The beds are very spacious and each dorm is open and airy enough that fans are never required. If you find yourself waking up in your bed next to a tree growing through the roof, then you’ve been lucky enough to stay in our Dorm-A-Tree! (@ 1000/- per night per person)

Camping -
There is endless well-shaded camping space available for those who have their own camping gear (@ Ksh 500 pp). We have had groups of more than 60 people using the campground and could comfortably fit twice that many. We also have a vast secure car park which can accommodate large vehicles (e.g. overland trucks).

Location Information

Kilifi... Emerald waters, white sand beaches, a peaceful village, and lots of fantastic people!

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!

GPS Coordinates: -3.619131,39.834609

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.