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GEEKS. Kenya. Tiwi Beach and Twiga Lodge and Campsite. Thursday 24 December 2015. Week 33, day 250.


Kilifi, Distant Relatives Eco-lodge and Backpackers – Mombasa – inland route – Kinango town – past Shimba Hills National Reserve – Kwale town – A14 tar road – Tiwi Beach and Twiga Lodge.

Distance travelled and time taken.

The 217km took us 6hr 30min.

Route breakdown and directions. (T4A took us straight there).

• The outskirts of Mombasa were reached 1hr and 44km from Distant Relatives.

• In central Mombasa near the turnoff to the ferry at Likoma, we turned north on the Nairobi road (by mistake).

• At S03 47,665 E39 15,734, we turned left (south-east) on a dirt road heading for the coast and the A14. This is 74km from the northern outskirts of Mombasa.

• At S04 08,276 E39 18,888 turn left.

• Immediate right at S04 08,237 E39 18,908.

• Through town of Kinango.

• Pass Shimba Hills Game Reserve 74km and 2hr after turning off Mombasa – Nairobi road.

• Through town of Kwale after 3km.

• Turn right at S04 11,644 E39 32,685, 12km from Kwale.

• Left again at S04 13,740 E39 34,419 after a futher 5km.

• This is a short cut to the tarred A14 road where one turns left.

• The signposted turnoff to Twiga Lodge is 3km down the road turning to the east (right).

• Turn left at S04 14,495 E39 35,769, after 3km.

• Finally turn right again at S04 14,293 E39 35,820 and Twiga Lodge is 1km down the road.