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Rose Kwamboka

13 Tips to travelling green in Watamu

A green tourist is one who makes simple and seemingly small choices in order to lessen their negative impact on the environment. With my “leave a place better than you found it” as a guiding principle, here are some tips on how to be an eco-friendly traveller.

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Christina and Terry from Canada

Absolute Perfection

A wonderful review from two of our Canadian guests: “This lovely boutique hotel is nestled at the edge of Watamu and is a quick ride by tuktuk into town.”

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plastic & inox straws

Plastic straws? No more.

Look at these two cocktails. Do you see any difference? The two cocktails are identical, but the straws are not. The left straw is a plastic one, single-use straw. ⁣And the straw on the right? Stainless steel straws, basically like forks, and knives, and spoons .. same material. Use, wash, repeat.

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The fishermen of Watamu

Everybody knows that Watamu is an old fishing village, but the information ends here. Are these fishermen “real”? What are their origins, how are they organized and how do they live?

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Please, do not disturb

This is the typical door sign you’re probably already familiar with, so common in all the hotels around the world, but not here at The Lonno Lodge. It is very often the only protection you have when you want to rest a little bit longer or you want some privacy, but not here at The […]

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Watamu rocks among Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winners!

Tripadvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award Winners have just been published, and you know what? Watamu rocks! Yes, that’s right, Watamu is not only one of the 25 2016 best beaches of the whole African continent, but its hospitality has been recognised by TripAdvisor travellers as one of the best in Kenya. In almost every category of the Travelers’ […]

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Do you have toys for kids?

“Do you have games for kids? Yeah, I mean, something like those garden plastic toys for my toddler, you know ..” Garden toys? In a place like Watamu? Here at The Lodge? Well, we have a section of the pool for the youngest ones, then we have all the beachlife you can dream of, we have […]

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Kenya Masai Mara National Park

Matatu or 4WD on Safari?

Regular followers of our blog already know that we only offer 4X4 vehicles to our guests, through specialized agencies, when they’re willing to  experience their once-in-a-lifetime safari in the safest and most comfortable way. And looking at this picture we also understand why Kenya Tourism CS is intentioned to ban matatus from operating inside game parks :-). […]

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