Mambrui is a really small fisherman village just one hour drive north of Watamu, over Malindi and the Sabaki river. It faces the long sandy beach between the river and Ngomeni salt mines, called Che Shale, where a nice restaurant is opened directly on the beach.
The beach itself is a wild and breath-taking view. In front of you the roaming ocean without the protection of the the coral reef, common in other part of the coast, and behind of you the high sandy dunes protecting a bunch of tiny villages from the strong indian ocean winds. And the beautiful lagoons, and the long lines of palms. And between the ocean and the dunes the beach, huge and desert.
The trip takes approx. 6 hours, including a stop at the restaurant for lunch, travelling trough the palms in one way and for several kilometers on the beach beside the ocean on the way back. It’s a gorgeous place where spending a relaxing day, in touch with the wild Kenya of the coast.