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Watamu Turtle Watch

Address: Watamu, Kenya
Phone Number: 002 542 02600761
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Watamu
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Bransgore Dorset
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit, with the knowledge and commitment of the staff to saving and helping the local turtle population. It is free to visit and I expect most visitors with sponsor turtles by donation which personally we think is worthwhile given the work being done by the Turtle Watch team

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I really enjoyed coming here. My mum and I have been here before, but it was great coming back and seeing what Watamu Turtle Watch does. They're really fighting for such a good cause and I learnt stuff I didn't know before

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Tunis, Tunisia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

see one massive rescued turtle and a few others that probably won't make it back into the wild-some amazing results though and testament to educating the locals about these precious animals-need to make a 300 shilling donation per person which seemed a little heavy.

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OC, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I liked everything!! I will never forget!!....I will keep this place close to my heart!! Amazing place....You will discovert Kenya and yourself!!

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Nairobi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Watamu turtle watch have very passionate and knowledgeable staff, who devote much of their time to looking after turtles. This establishment is a must-see for anyone to get up close to turtles and understand the challenges the species faces. They also run a volunteer programme, which is fully recommended to anyone who wants to visit the Kenya coast and get... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the best hotel in Watamu this is where you can realy enjoy a wonderful break and you always get treated as part of the family and they do wonderful weddings

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I’ve just arrived back from another wonderful holiday in Kenya. I was horrified when my friend and I arrived at the Turtle Bay Beach Club in Watamu to see so few guests. The impact on the tourist industry by some major travel companies overreacting and pulling out of Kenya is having a devastating affect. My friend and I travelled around... More 

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Taby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great place to learn about the local sea life and turtles. We ended up adopting a turtle - Bootstrap Bill!

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A small place that makes a difference to the turtle population of the world. Doing a wonderful job. Adopt a turtle and help.

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very interesting place to visit! You won't necessarily see turtles on your visit as they only have turtles there for treatment/rehabilitation. Our guide was very well informed and could answer the multitude of questions posed by my kids in a satisfactory way. We definitely learnt a lot about turtles and it was great to hear about their conservation efforts and... More 

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