14-08-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
Every year since Kenya has been a renowned destination for tourism, it is usually said that August is...
26-07-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going," said John Belushi in one of his masterful performances, that...
20-07-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
We certainly hope that yesterday's was the last of the days of protest against the government and the...
23-06-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
Malindikenya.net, after fifteen years of an honored and daily career, still prefers Artisan Intelligence to the artificial one, but
21-05-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
21-04-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
In Kenya's coastal tourism sector, it is well known that "unity is strength" is a proverb that has never...
10-04-2023 by redazione
It is a debate that is always in vogue, "that never goes out of fashion" as some friends from the...
08-04-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
Pasaka mema. Happy Easter, as they say here. But on the Kenyan coast, in the tail end of...
30-03-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
A positive season for Italian tourism on the Kenyan coast draws to a close. As it does every year and, accomplice...
21-03-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
They awaited them as a blessing, a gift from the God of melting snows, dried-up springs, desertified plateaus. For...
10-03-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
One of the constants in Malindi is that cyclically we come back to the international airport and its...
08-03-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
"If Africa were not a woman, it would be called Africo'.
The bad joke...
02-03-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
It is still exhausting to process a grief that is so difficult to accept. Not so much because those who live...
04-02-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
The tourist season on the Kenyan coast is not yet over, although in beautiful Watamu one can...
27-01-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
We had written it, on the eve of the Christmas holidays, comforted by the many bookings for...
01-01-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
The past year, which we have reported on day by day as we have done for the past 15 seasons now...
06-12-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
There will be something for everyone. That could be the slogan for the Christmas and New...
28-11-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
The difference between the Kiswahili words "karibu" and "karibuni" are not just a grammatical fact. For...
31-10-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
A new high tourist season is upon us in Kenya, and thousands of foreign tourists are preparing to land in...
12-08-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
They will think that the worst aspect of their holiday is that the clouds often obscure the beautiful sun that tans them...
16-07-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Fourteen years are not a few.
They are the distance between a human being's first wailing on his...
21-04-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
The numbers are more than flattering and travel agents confirm that not only has the upswing in international...
21-02-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Will it be an April Fool's joke or a summer solstice?
25-01-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
The Kenyan tourism industry, and not only the Italian one, looks at January 31st as a possible liberation...
21-01-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
A few days ago I happened to personally listen to the dialogue, inside a large supermarket on the Kenyan...
10-01-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Unfortunately 2021 is no different from 2020, for the relations between Italy and Kenya, the tourist influx, the...
02-01-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Another difficult year has passed, the second in which we have tried to travel as much as possible around...
29-12-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Not that Kenya doesn't have the perception of being a country that still has to live with Covid-19 and...
24-12-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Fifteen years ago, when I was alternating my work as a journalist and correspondent from Kenya for...
21-10-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
There are few citizens and residents in Kenya who are not happy with the removal of the curfew...
07-10-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
In recent days one of the boys from the cooperative of boatmen of Lake Naivasha was killed...
05-10-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
There are tens of thousands of Kenyans who felt cut off from communication with the rest of...
26-07-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
The Kenyan people, in their mass coherence sublimated in the collective imagination that wants...
16-07-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
While in 24 hours the eighth and third last parody for Italians in Kenya by Freddie and Sbringo, part...
08-07-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
We don't go to Europe, we don't play finals in London.
03-07-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
In 2007, between Malindi, Watamu and Mambrui, there were more than twelve thousand homes owned by...
12-06-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Malindi is populated by many Italians who are no longer young.
05-06-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
In the beginning was matumbo.
Kenyan food is almost always "street food", in the sense that it is cooked not only in public but at...
TOURISM AND WILDLIFE
26-05-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
For the past two weeks in Kenyan safari circles, and in wider tourism circles in general, there has been...
03-05-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
The day after the closure of the historic Driftwood Beach Club, a hotel and meeting place not only for...
29-04-2021 by redazione
It has now been nine months, dear readers and supporters of Malindikenya.net, since...
19-04-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
It's not just the fact that she has taken her appointment as Kenya's tourism ambassador, that of...
08-04-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Last year at this time, uncertainty also reigned in the animal kingdom.
On the edge...
07-03-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Hoteliers on the Kenyan coast have no intention of "letting their hair down" or if they do, they are creating events and improving services.
As the leaders of the trade associations...
01-03-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
The Easter holidays come quite early this year, in the first week of April.
05-02-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
All too often, people make fun of the romantic relationships between...
31-12-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
We should now discuss what it is that makes life bad, unpleasant, sad.
31-12-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
The old Mijikenda wisemen in the hinterland of the Kenyan coast used to say that if nothing happened ...
10-12-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Needless to say, this year's Christmas holidays in Malindi and Watamu will be something new, surreal perhaps even...
12-11-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
If already in the past years in this period exotic destinations were identified as a lifeline ...
27-07-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
08-07-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
There are still many unknowns to be resolved regarding the reopening of tourism in Kenya.
06-06-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Just when it seemed almost certain that Kenya was ready to reopen everything, to move on to the so-called...
01-06-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
In the great global confusion that reigns over the post-Covid 19 or in any case the cohabitation with ...
28-05-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
The two aspects of a country that we had left behind with its many contradictions and the many...
25-05-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
In the government's economic programme to tackle the post-pandemic period, which means "who...
23-05-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
It is often said that football is an opium of the people and especially of poor...
15-05-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Those who know and visit our portal daily or even sporadically, which for twelve years has been informing ...
11-05-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
In Malindi and its hinterland soaked by the great seasonal rains and undermined by the partial...
12-04-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Pablo Picasso could not have imagined and painted a more devastating scene, between human degradation...
31-03-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
The truths of Africa are always uncomfortable, unknown to most and even to many Westerners who do not live it at ...
14-03-2020 by redazione
Kenya is preparing to close as many doors to the Coronavirus as possible.
After yesterday's ...
03-03-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
After a day of anxiety, worries about cancellations and quarantine, the Italians who booked a trip to...
09-01-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
In August 1990 Kenya was in the midst of the explosion of tourism and the Kenyan coast was one of ...
24-12-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo
Dear Baba Crismasi, you who come down from the slopes of Mount Kenya with a sledge made from two ...
21-12-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo
17-12-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo
With the return of mass tourism to Watamu and Malindi, the imbecile fashions are also ...
20-11-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo
It's December 20, a year ago.
It's almost eight o'clock in the evening.
10-07-2018 by Freddie del Curatolo
05-12-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
This winter in Kenya seems to be a great novelty, which reminds us of ancient and legendary times: the return of the tourist from the village.
We were missing it, indeed!
In these years of crisis we had forgotten about its existence, satisfying ourselves gradually with...
16-10-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
Yesterday's great and peaceful demonstration in Mombasa, by the Opposition, took place in a peaceful atmosphere, demonstrating that (apart from the strongholds of Odinga and its faithful people) the country has...
25-09-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
One month after the new elections, Kenya is about to live through complicated days.
Fortunately not from the point of view of street and square tensions, which seem to have been averted for the moment also thanks to the proclamations of peace, which are the only "bipartisan" thing that comes from the top of the two political groups.
25-07-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
It happens every time (and fortunately the times are very few, on the Kenyan media coast every three years), to a terrific news story about our fellow countrymen, are paired with pages of common and excursus on "tragic Kenya", Come Titled a daily newspaper of Belpaese, of this "Violent Africa".
Film titles that capture the eye and have to go to parade in one direction forever: "You who complain about Italy, look at what goes on abroad, especially in those places that sell you as paradises of serenity and security ".
06-07-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
Good morning, let me introduce myself: i am the ideal candidate for Malindi at the Kenya Parliament in the upcoming national elections.
First of all I want to point out that I do not belong to the majority, that is, to the party of President Kenyatta and his ally Ruto, the Jubilee, or the opposition represented by an alliance led by his challenger Raila Odinga.
Not having any staff against them, let's mean.
17-05-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
We can now say with certainty that Malindi International Airport has become part of the exclusive "Penelope" club, which unites the great world-class works promised, promised, funded and never completed.
05-04-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
Still not got the official news of the extradition of Mario's Lounge Bar manager.
According to the newspaper "The Star" had already been shipped to Italy, according to his lawyer John Kaminwa there is a request from the Court of Malindi to enforce and Mario Mele will return to Malindi at the earliest.
22-03-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
Mid-October - mid-April.
This is the favorite time for vacationers of six months in Kenya, those who exploit the maximum duration of the tourist visa (3 months renewable for another 3, the modest sum of 20 €).
17-03-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
The recovery of tourism on the Kenyan coast is under the eyes of all: attendance, up 40 percent compared to the same period last year speak for themselves.
Hands up those who expected such a prosperous summer season.
08-02-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
The system is elementary.
The state-controlled company that pours water to the County of Kilifi, through the plant on the Galana river that takes the endless (thankfully) resources groundwater and river sources, pocketing the bills of all private consumers, businesses, hotels and many coastal activities, most of which related to tourism, and with those bills pays the costs of maintenance, of its workers and mainly plant, turbine and its filters that allow water to get anywhere, moderately purified.
09-01-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
The return of Beppe Grillo, and a clarification of Flavio Briatore (which you can read here) were enough to put Malindi again on the first pages of the newspapers. The "usual" Malindi, one of which we were perhaps forgotten.
21-10-2016 by Freddie del Curatolo
A year ago 57,000 savers of Kenya, including nearly two thousand Italians, Malindi, Watamu, Mombasa, Diani and Nairobi, were holding their breath to await news of the possible reopening of the Imperial Bank Kenya, whose shutters were down on 14 October.
20-09-2016 by Freddie Del Curatolo
As often happens, the sorrow for the loss of a person who had known for years, adds the sadness of seeing mismanaged, distorted if not manipulated the news about the true story emerged after his death.
Poor Ferdinand Mocciola simply "Nando" for everyone in Malindi, for some Italian newspapers has been the victim of an "elephant fierce" or even a "elephant killer", who would deliberately crushed, drunk with malice.
In reality, things went differently and who is savannah expert or accustomed to Africa and with a little common sense, you can imagine.
01-05-2016 by Freddie del Curatolo
We have not done in time, a few days ago, talking about news finally obbiettive, positive and true (not triumphalist, for heaven's sake) on Italian newspapers and magazines, comes the jab of the usual sensationalist B-series.
This time is Republic to unleash even an envoy, Peter Del Re, who on his way to Malindi in mid-April, he discovers that there are Italians, the beaches are deserted and concludes that it is guilty of terrorism.
09-04-2015 by Freddie del Curatolo
The great South African writer J.M.Coetzee in his celebrated novel 'Waiting for the Barbarians' (in Italy published by Einaudi, I recommend it) gives voice to a magistrate who has always lived in a border area where...
25-08-2014 by Freddie del Curatolo
An Italian volunteer, not a tourist, flying from Nigeria to Istanbul (Kano) airport malaria, vomits and is treated as a case of suspected Ebola. Santa precaution, it seems, there can be great, because in Nigeria (168 million inhabitants, according to the last census) there were 14 cases of ebola virus.
Kenya did not record since 1982 and was a researcher studying the apes atop Mount Elgon. We conclude that if an Italian fell at home with charter from Mombasa and, due to an overdose of prawns and lobsters in Malindi, were unfortunately the first turbulence have some retch, the flight staff on Rome or Milan would not dream of isolate the suspected case.
13-12-2012 by Freddie del Curatolo
Fatally, after a few days when Somali mold grenades no longer resonate their eerie macabre in the churches of Nairobi or the Northeast of the country, it is the Kenyan coast to take on the disadvantages of the national chronicle.
The Mombasa Republican Council, better known as the MRC, which reminds more of a cruise company than an extra-parliamentary movement, has taken on a slice of popularity, passing short of being one of the many small Northern Style phenomena (demand for Devolution, wanting to create an autonomous region, if not a real state with capital Mombasa, leaving in fact Kenya without the outskirts of the sea) to arm their youths for acts of violence against local politicians.
So it happened that at a meeting wished by the Amason Kingi fishing minister, there were twenty boys, brandishing sharp pangs and screaming "Pwani si Kenya" (the coast is not Kenya).
15-03-2012 by Freddie del Curatolo
As if it were the sexual performance of an aging playboy, one feared a vertical collapse.
21-12-2011 by Freddie del Curatolo
I admit it, when an Italian tourist or, worse, a resident, calls the sandbars that emerge...
19-10-2011 by Freddie del Curatolo
When Saturday morning, around 10 o'clock, for the umpteenth time during the week lacked the light, it was thought the usual two or three hours.
We get organized peacefully here in Malindi order not to open the refrigerators, UPS system that leaves you at least half an hour for the computer and the internet, with the hope that you come back for lunch to toast the bread and maybe use the oven.
Yet nothing. Saturday afternoon out shopping, to play with children, to buy rice for the orphanage in Pumwani, chatting with the fish vendor ... in short, the usual African life on saturday.
02-04-2010 by Freddie del Curatolo
They say that in Kenya one Easter is as good as another, that as always the sun rises at 6:21 am and sets at 6:26 pm, the saints of the weekend are Friday (a Bantu relative) and a certain L. Dell'Angelo.
In Malindi, however...
10-03-2009 by Freddie del Curatolo
Recently we reported on this portal in the "short from Kenya" without unnecessary alarm but with the dryness of one who, for editorial dictates, is only marginally deals with local news and always with the synthesis (and if aseptic it want) of an information agency of the portal is both mirror and voice, some news related to the "witch hunt" and sorcerers on the Kenyan coast and inland.
An even isolated phenomenon but, mainly because of the will of the new generations to get rid of old taboos, could spread with the usual phenomena of imitation. Fortunately in Kenya still there that media terrorism based sull'apologia crime, the process that elevates a public figure and has the murderess reputation, visibility, something more than an appearance in our contemporary history to distinguished strangers, often frustrated and insignificant humans protagonists of heinous acts. For now, the local media just report the news, do not go directly to the comment.