Kilifi Town is situated on the Kenyan coast about 60 km north of Mombasa. It is a small town of around 10,000 people. The hospital and town itself are on the north side of the bridge with some residential areas in Mnarani to the south of the bridge. It has a reasonable range of shops for basic supplies, a post office and two banks.
Kilifi town is situated in Kilifi District of Coast Province, Kenya. Kilifi District is one of the six districts which make up Coast province. To the south is Mombasa District, to the north Malindi, Tana River and Lamu districts, to the west Taita Taveta whilst to the east lies the Indian Ocean. The district covers an area of 12,464 sq.km. inclusive of about 109 sq.km. of water.
Topography and geology
Kilifi District has four major topographical features. These are the Coastal plain, the Foot Plateau, the Coastal Range and the Nyika Plateau.