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?
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’ […]
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 :-).
Anybody knows what’s the real name of this fish? Uhm .. no, I don’t think “Nemo” is his real name …
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.
A short break between lessons is always a good moment to play with friends, at Kanani Primary School, Watamu.
Road market in Timboni, a small village really close to Watamu, a nice stop on your way to visiting the old Gede ruins.
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.
And a special and warm thankyou! to wonderful Alisha Popat for giving us permission to use her stunning video on our homepage!
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 ..