Malindi: A Historical Haven and Coastal Gem
Situated 115km from Mombasa town, Malindi beckons with a rich historical tapestry, hosting the Vasco Da Gama Pillar, an ancient European monument dating back to 1498. This pillar, built to guide Portuguese sailors to India, stands as one of the oldest of its kind in Africa. Malindi's charm extends to its idyllic beaches adorned with coconut palms, creating a serene coastal haven.
Cultural Extravaganza and Coastal Beauty
Immerse yourself in the town's vibrant culture at the Annual Cultural Festival, where the diverse Swahili heritage takes center stage. With an average temperature of 26°C, Malindi offers a paradise of white sandy beaches, glittering seashells, and vibrant coral reefs. The rhythmic pounding waves add to the coastal allure. Beyond its cultural richness, Malindi is renowned for exceptional deep-sea fishing activities, inviting visitors to explore the historical and adventurous facets of this captivating Kenyan coastal town.
Immersive Healthcare Exposure
Embark on a comprehensive healthcare placement at different Hospitals, offering pre-health students an enriching and hands-on elective experience. This program provides an intensive shadowing opportunity with mentorship across various popular specialties, including Emergency, General Medicine, Pediatrics, OBGYN, Surgery, and a dedicated Dental unit for those pursuing dental electives. The experience promises a deep dive into the intricacies of healthcare, fostering practical skills and knowledge for aspiring healthcare professionals.
Malindi, adorned with the sun-kissed and sandy Watamu beach, invites you to bask in the coastal bliss of its pristine shores. Dive into the vibrant underwater world with scuba and snorkeling adventures at Malindi and Watamu National Marine Park, offering a mesmerizing glimpse into the Indian Ocean's marine wonders.
Experience the rich tapestry of Malindi by exploring key historical sites like the Vasco Da Gama Pillar, a testament to its maritime heritage. Venture into the famous Marafa - Hells Kitchen, a geological marvel with unique terrain and vibrant hues. Malindi, with its blend of coastal beauty, historical richness, and cultural experiences, promises a diverse and enchanting escape along the Kenyan coastline.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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“Elective Abroad is a highly educative program for all medical students. If you have special interests in fields like Obstetrics/gyn, general surgery, and tropical medicine, this is a very good program. The experience I had in Mombasa has been memorable, and I highly recommend ElectiveAbroad to anyone considering applying.”
“I want to say I think it is a fantastic program... I did the senior program so what I wanted out of an African elective program was plenty of hands-on experience and the opportunity to see tropical/unusual diseases we would not see in the UK. And I got both of these. Coast is a brilliant hospital to be placed at. It probably helps that it is a teaching hospital, so many Kenyan students were there too, but it means you get taught by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and relevant staff.”