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Wanjiru Njenga poolside

My first solo travel

“Would you,” asks Jamil, “travel for love to meet a man you’ve never met before?” Detecting an impending good story, the Kenyan in me stirs and swiftly livens with anticipation. Curiosity naturally precedes etiquette and I respond but cautiously with another question: “Why do you ask?” Jamil, a well built man with a flair for […]

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A great tour guide means a great travel experience

Tour guides .. mmh .. for the past few years of my travel I have met the good, the bad and the ugly side of these people. Some people think that it’s not important to have them as part of the tour but I would never go anywhere without them. This is especially since most […]

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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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The Marvel of Mangroves

For centuries, mangrove forests were considered as useless swamps. Today many mangroves have been cleared to make way for development.But mangroves are a vital resource to Kenya’s coastal communities, providing fish, timber firewood and other products. They are a resource that deserves our care, attention and sound conservation management. Mangrove forests once covered some 75% […]

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