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Open Market

A traditional open market in Watamu, on the side of the road. Everything is set up in the morning, and then unset in the evening. Whatever they sell, colours are always part of the setting.

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bridge over mangroves in Mida Creek

.. like a bridge over troubled water ..

The Mida Creek boardwalk is a rope bridge over  the mangroves, leading to a wooden shelter to observe the birdlife of the creek. Not really “troubled water”, thou, but still a great song 🎵 🙂

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kanani primary school

Kanani Primary School

A short break between lessons is always a good moment to play with friends, at Kanani Primary School, Watamu.

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Fishermen on the Mida Creek

Fishermen on the Mida Creek

A quiet sunset on the Mida Creek, fishermen have all returned home, it’s dinner time for Watamu.

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Ava training our dogs to play dead

Ava with Paco and Black

Yesterday Ava, one of our youngest guests, was training Paco and Black, two of our dogs, to play dead. She was really successful, look at this, simply great! 🙂

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Alisha and the Masai

From the reef, to the beach .. then the ocean

“Alisha and the Masai” is one of the pictures I love more. Maybe it’s the contrast of the colors, or the perception of the endless ocean. Or the view of the two tiny islands emerging from the water that you can only reach during low tide, directly from the shore .. It gives a sense of […]

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Go Crab. Be a Hermit.

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riders on the storm

Riders on the storm ..

This picture was taken a while ago, moments after a storm coming from inland washed the shores, and then rolled south through the ocean. It was a strange atmosphere, full of wind and fragrances. I loved it.

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Timboni

Road market in Timboni, a small village really close to Watamu, a nice stop on your way to visiting the old Gede ruins.

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Emmanuel the Masai

Emmanuel the Masai

Emmanuel has been with us at the Lonno Lodge since the beginning. His red colored shuka is a familiar sight, from the main gate at the entrance when welcoming new guests to the nightly patrolling around checking that everything is in proper order. A trusted source of traditions and security.  

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Exploring Arabuko Sokoke National Park

The main gate of the Arabuko Sokoke Forest is only 20 minutes drive away from the Lodge, making it one of the favorite short trips among our guests. A good 4WD vehicle is advisable, if it’s a Landrover it’s even better. Landy rules!

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watamu on the beach

Watamu, on the beach

It’s always the right moment to play football on the beach of Watamu.

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