Marafa Depression is known as Hell's Kitchen due to the high temperatures that can go up to 50 degrees in the afternoons. Enjoy an early walk under and through the rocky outcrops.
The canyon is as a result of the crumbly sandstone rocks that have eroded faster than the harder, taller rocks. There are three distinct colours contained in the rock; red for iron, yellow for orchre and white for chalk.
During your visit to Marafa - Hell's Kitchen, your guide will tell you of the legend that is told locally of how the canyon came to form.
To pay the entry charges for the depression, ensure your carry your ID or proof of residence in Kenya. A charge of about Ksh.250 for citizens and $5 per non-resident is paid to visit the site, with all proceeds helping the local community. A guided walk is highly recommend where the guides expect a tip of 200/-
The canyon is located 1 hour away from Malindi Town, in the coast of Kenya. After your visit to Marafa, pass by Malindi Museum and Malindi Marine National Park which are situated on the coastline at Casuarina Beach.