The small town of Watamu is located in the Kenyan Northern Coast, and south of Malindi town. It is at the centre of a strip of idyllic tropical beaches offering one a range of world class resorts and quiet relaxing hideaways. It is fronted by wide white beaches. This tranquil haven is home to several well established resorts, and many private guesthouses scattered through the forest along the deserted shore.
At Watamu, a Marine National Park has been established, an ideal day trip for divers and snorkelers alike.
There are so many things you can do while in Watamu, that enjoying a relaxing lie-on-the-beach holiday can be difficult!
Exceptional snorkeling and diving conditions in Watamu Marine National Park allow all visitors easy access to the spectacular undersea life. Whether a newcomer to the sea, or an experienced diver, you’ll be able to find some exciting things to do.
The beach is ideal for long walks, especially at low tide, when you can see some more of the marine life in the exposed rock pools that are scattered along the shore. Several companies provide deep sea fishing, and Watamu is renowned for its fishing competitions and events.
Away from the beach and sea is Mida Creek, where you can go for boat and dhow trips and some hotels will arrange these activities for you. A guided tour of a local Giriama village can be arranged.
Slightly further afield is Gede, 11 kms from Watamu. Gede is a National Museum, Gede Ruins. These 12th Century Swahili ruins are little documented and it is mere speculation about the town’s origins and history.
The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is another unique place to visit near Watamu. It is one of the largest stretches of Brachystegia woodland on the eastern African coast, and has no less than six endangered species of bird, 3 of them endemic to the forest, as well as the little known Golden Rumped Elephant Shrew, a giant shrew that has only been identified in a couple of locations in East Africa.
Includes 2 nights half board accommodation, return airfare from Nairobi and return Malindi airport transfers
2 Nights KSH 50,000 Per Person.