“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 […]
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 […]
A list of all the available options to reach Malindi (or Mombasa) by flight and then to Watamu with our private shuttle or with public transportation.
Well .. being on the equator the definition “roaring forties” is probably not entirely accurate, but .. you get the idea 🙂
Do you see those tiny islands in the background? You can easily reach them at low tide, simply walking, and so to discover the sealife populating this area. p.s. do not forget the camera :-).
A short break between lessons is always a good moment to play with friends, at Kanani Primary School, Watamu.
A quiet sunset on the Mida Creek, fishermen have all returned home, it’s dinner time for Watamu.
Road market in Timboni, a small village really close to Watamu, a nice stop on your way to visiting the old Gede ruins.
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!
From November to April, during the monsoon season when the sea is calm and the fishing season is also at its peak, it is the best moment to experience a day of fishing with the fishermen of Watamu. No engine boats, no deep-sea fishing, only sails, wind, silence and hard work ..
Are you thinking of your next vacation, because the last one is already too far away in memories? This is the right moment to consider Kenya. There are not too many places in the world where you can have a wonderful beach holiday combined with a Safari, or climbing an icy mountain and go deep sea fishing within the […]
Walking in shallow water During daily low tide, you can simply walk around in shallow water and discover the huge variety of local sea life. Although this occurs at both Malindi and Watamu, walking on the coral reef at Watamu is much nicer because there are also small islands/rocks protecting the beaches. At low tide […]