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
07-03-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
We had hoped for it and did not predict it out of sheer superstition, even when things looked like they might...
04-03-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
In a ruling that many were quick to call historic, a few days ago Kenya's Supreme Court overturned after...
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...
23-02-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
In our regret at having to recount another fatality that is not entirely unexpected on the Kenyan coast...
13-02-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
When approaching Kenya, for the various reasons that may interest a westerner and consequently an...
11-02-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
04-02-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
The tourist season on the Kenyan coast is not yet over, although in beautiful Watamu one can...
02-02-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
It happened a few days ago: seeing a "Wells Fargo" courier van arriving on a dirt road in the remotest hinterland...
31-01-2023 by Freddie del Curatolo
The tragedy that occurred last week in Watamu, with a marine excursion boat also carrying 13 Italian tourists...
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...
20-12-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
When talking and writing about "Italians in Kenya," listeners and readers tend to imagine something that...
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...
11-11-2022 by redazione
Calabrian folk singer-songwriter Peppe Voltarelli a few years ago, in his song titled "Lamenting a...
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...
01-08-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
August has always been a 'middle' month for Kenyan and especially European tourism.
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...
08-07-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Sometimes they come back.
For the tourist...
07-07-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Water and salt.
It is not, unfortunately, Mina...
28-06-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
It may not please the farmers, but there are also a lot of poor people in the Galana River valley who...
23-05-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
When I arrived in Kenya 32 years ago, I thought that the African people were a walking people.
16-05-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Will it be a peaceful election in August in Kenya?
Can a peaceful vacation be...
28-04-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
The big rainy season is still delayed on the coast and the territory is beginning to seriously suffer from...
27-04-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
The Kenyans' attitude to celebrating is well known. The poor people's bad life is made cheerful...
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...
30-03-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
The Kenyan tourism sector is looking at Easter 2022 like the guest at a not-at-all lavish dinner waiting...
19-03-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Those who know Kenya and have traveled a bit, dwelling on the details of the cyclical nature of certain human...
24-02-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
After the sudden and exciting escalation of measures in the last 48 hours, the Kenyan tourism sector...
21-02-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Will it be an April Fool's joke or a summer solstice?
03-02-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Observing from planet Africa the heaviness of Italy, even during the days of an allegedly soft pop...
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...
27-12-2021 by redazione
Local tourism, which in these days is happily invading the coast of Kenya, has very...
24-12-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Fifteen years ago, when I was alternating my work as a journalist and correspondent from Kenya for...
29-11-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
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...
30-09-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
As we announced a few days ago, following pressure from tour operators and Italian...
03-09-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
In recent days we have received confirmation from the Italian Government that it is willing to...
16-08-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
A strange August on the coast of Kenya, from Lamu to Diani.
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
In the field of health emergencies, Kenya seems, as the old adage goes, to have left the old...
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...
28-06-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Realistically, tourism Kenya is not looking forward to August as a release from the "red" that has reigned for the...
24-06-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
13-06-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Our topic of the week, suggested by Freddie and Sbringo's parody "Azzurra", the third musical episode...
12-06-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Malindi is populated by many Italians who are no longer young.
10-06-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
It is now a fact that this summer most Italians, more for comfort and safety than for choice of heart, will...
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...
29-05-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
When I arrived in Malindi, more than thirty years ago, water, like so many other goods that were taken...
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...
02-04-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
There are many sorrows that this long, interminable period of physical captivity, which has also become for...
25-03-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Is it better to stay indoors at least until Angel Monday, or to have to stay indoors for the next fourteen...
17-03-2021 by redazione
14-03-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
The Indian Shah family, like other Kenyans and a few Europeans because of the pandemic, were...
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.
15-02-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
While Kenya reactivates contacts with its main partners for international tourism and invites...
09-02-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
Italy still does not allow tourist travel outside the so-called Schengen area, i.e. from...
05-02-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
All too often, people make fun of the romantic relationships between...
02-02-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
There is no doubt that in Kenya, even with all due caution, Covid-19 has not been so scary since...
21-01-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
They are returning to Kenya.
There is certainly...
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 ...
31-10-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Dear readers, times are hard and often those who have suffered and still suffer more than ...
30-10-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Kenya, and in particular its coast, for years as a phenomenon combined with tourism, every...
17-10-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Contrary to what some readers think and have written to me, I am not a fan of the...
31-08-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Only two are the certainties that concern the Italians in Kenya in this wretched and...
16-08-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
The pandemic in Kenya seems to gather in itself many of the contradictions of this country where the
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.
19-06-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
It is difficult, right now, to think about the total reopening of Kenya next...
08-06-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
These are uncertain times for those who must, by profession or need, venture hypotheses about ...
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...
27-05-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
In a world dominated by finance, there is no presumption that the economic recovery will not be...
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...
06-05-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
There are many Italian tourists who would have bought the ticket for the repatriation flight announced...
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 ...
27-03-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
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...
10-02-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
It may be a coincidence, but since the first public meeting was announced to talk about Silvia Romano and...
19-01-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
BBI is the acronym that those who read and are interested in Kenya's political moment (and those who...
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 ...
31-12-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo
The detractors of Malindi are strange funny people: they sprout like bullfrogs from every pothole on....
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.
28-10-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo
Those who live and work on the Kenyan coast, every year during this period are preparing for the arrival of the ...
02-10-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo
Emotional state or commonplace, superficial infatuation or deep philosophy, the so-called...
02-09-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo
"Let's hope this season is a little longer than usual."
25-08-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo
Great solidarity to all exhibitors, restaurateurs, discothecaries, fireflies, night owls, dancers, slot machines...
10-07-2018 by Freddie del Curatolo
05-12-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
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.
31-07-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo
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
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.
16-12-2015 by Freddie del Curatolo
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.
20-01-2012 by Freddie del Curatolo
It may be a legacy of the ancient Romans with their "domus", it may be that we had the first...
21-12-2011 by Freddie del Curatolo
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.
02-11-2008 by Freddie del Curatolo
11-10-2008 by Freddie del Curatolo