Distant Relatives Ecolodge & Backpackers
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- 98%Green Travelers
- 98%Budget Travelers
- 77%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (2)
- Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersMember ofGreen TravelersBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 1First to ReviewOct 22, 2013
I led backpacking trips throughout East Africa this past summer and Distant Relatives takes the cake! It was a great place to do activities with our group, and it was a perfect place to come back and relax in during my off-time (solo).
The atmosphere is Utopia: hammocks galore, outdoor bamboo showers, the ocean breeze coming through the open lounge, funky local art, lounge chairs at the poolside, a beach volleyball court, animals, guitars, box wine, boozy ice tea, a dorm with a tree in it, spacious tents for rent, and loads of room for camping. Not to mention the ocean is a quick walk down the path.
There's a full kitchen to cook at (the local market and the grocery store are about a 30min walk away), or there's a reasonably priced menu. It seems that every other day there is something going on at Distant Relatives: all-you-can-eat burgers, all-you-can-eat-pizza, movie nights, jazz shows, volleyball tournaments, dhow trips, wake boarding, beach clean-ups, yoga, art classes... you name it!
Tom & Romain are amazing guys too! They will help with anything you need (planning activities, bookings, calling tuktuks and bodas, etc.) Not to mention they are some of my favourite people to share stories with over a Kilifi iced tea.
Stay here, you won't want to leave!!
- Distant Relatives Ecolodge & BackpackersMember ofGreen TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 27, 2013
This place is fine, and really does seem to be developing an unique and alluring style, but it is just not there yet. The interior is spacious and loungy, with colourful swahili prints, and a nice little bar and kitchen.
The exterior is picturesque, but the pool is too small for much more than a dip. There are some little seating areas tastefully made out of broken boats, and hammocks strewn thought the woods.
However, the location is problematic. It is close to nothing. The beach is about a ten minute walk away, but it is full of floatsam from the inlet, and town or anything else is quite a hike from this place, unless you have a car.