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“Your Tusker, Sir!” .. blurp ..

Tough is the life of a waiter at The Charming Lonno Lodge. To keep up with guests’ expectations, special skills are required 🙂

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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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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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Waiting For the Fishermen to Return

Waiting for the fishermen to return

Every day at 5 am the fishermen leave Watamu to fish through the day, following the tide, from April to November. And every evening the whole village is waiting for them on the beach.

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low tide in Watamu

Low Tide in Watamu

Do you see the beauty of Watamu? When it’s low tide you can simply walk to reach the tiny islands facing the coast, leaving directly from the shores and from your hotel. Low tide creates several ponds only a few feet deep, full of sealife, and you can enjoy it even when you’re not .. ergh .. ehm […]

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Watamu Life

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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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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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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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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fishermen at sunset in Watamu

Fishermen return at sunset

They will be selling on Watamu beach their catch of the day.

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Watamu Beach. A Superlative Synthesis of Kenya’s Coast

Watamu Beach is part of Kenya’s 434 km of coastline, a continuous metamorphosis of scenery. Long, white sand beaches are interrupted by inlets which give rise to immense expanses of mangroves, low cliffs, bays, small archepelagos and deep inlets. Every tourist town in Kenya is characterised by one of these landscapes, not just Watamu with […]

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