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Watamu Turtle Watch

Watamu, Kenya
002 542 02600761
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Watamu
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Nairobi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A guide showed us around and gave us a lot of information about turtles, and what the Turtle Watch is actually doing. I learned a lot about turtles, very very interesting, and am sure that their approach in conservation is a very effective one - education of the public, education of the stakeholders at sea. Definitely worth a visit.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A nice place, with tons of information. I was guided through and got to hear a lot about the different kinds of turtles, as well as what they and the community are doing to protect the turtles. There was only one turtle there, and it was hiding. Don't expect to see turtles when you go, as they are only there... More

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were lucky to visit Watamu Turtle Watch on a recent holiday. What a project it is! Everyone we met was totally committed to saving turtles and we were lucky enough to see three turtles released back to the sea. While I can understand some people's disappointment in not seeing many turtles, surely the whole point is to have as... More

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Ham, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We travelled by tuk-tuk to the turtle watch but were disappointed to find out that they only had two turtles (which is a good thing I suppose - means they are doing a good job). It is a good cause so I am glad we gave them money but it wasn't really worth the effort of going out of town!

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Additional Information about Watamu Turtle Watch

Address: Watamu, Kenya
Phone Number: 002 542 02600761
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Watamu

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