Malindi (once known as Melinde)is a town on Malindi Bay at the mouth of the Galana River, lying on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya.Tourism is the major industry in Malindi. The city is exceptionally popular among Italian tourists.Malindi is served with a domestic airport and a highway between Mombasa and Lamu. The nearby Watamu resort and Gedi Ruins (also known as Gede) are south of Malindi.The mouth of the Sabaki River lies in northern Malindi.The Watamu and Malindi Marine National Parks form a continuous protected coastal area south of Malindi. The area shows classic examples of Swahili architecture. The majority of Malindi’s population is Muslim.

Malindi’s home to the Malindi Airport and Broglio Space Centre.