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Watamu
The delightful village of Watamu is an eco-tourist’s dream, lined with sandy white beaches and hotels dedicated to sustainable tourism. Watamu is a quick snorkel away from the Malindi Marine Reserve Park, and Turtle Beach is the ideal spot for a swim and a tanning session. The village proper features quaint Kenyan shopping stalls called dukas, where you can stock up with supplies. Make sure to visit the Gede Ruins, a mysterious and heavily overgrown 12th century Swahili village, and the beautifully fluttery Kipepeo Butterfly Project.

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Mida Creek Reserve
Mida Creek Reserve
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
Bio-Ken Snake Farm
Bio-Ken Snake Farm
Owner description: Bio-Ken is a research centre, which deals with reptiles, especially snakes and snake-bite. Located less than 5 minutes drive from the hotels in Watamu - Kenya, it houses the... more Owner description: Bio-Ken is a research centre, which deals with reptiles, especially snakes and snake-bite. Located less than 5 minutes drive from the hotels in Watamu - Kenya, it houses the largest collection of Snakes in East Africa and is open to the public. There are about 127 different snake species in Kenya. Of these only 18 have caused human fatalities and only another 6 could kill you. Another 10 could cause you a lot of pain and the remaining 93 or so, are non-venomous nor dangerous. less
Attraction type: Farms
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Watamu Turtle Watch
Watamu Turtle Watch
Owner description: Local Ocean Trust is a private, not for profit organisation committed to the protection of Kenya's marine environment. We love our local ocean and we use practical conservation... more Owner description: Local Ocean Trust is a private, not for profit organisation committed to the protection of Kenya's marine environment. We love our local ocean and we use practical conservation, community involvement and development, education, research and campaigning to promote the sustainable use of Kenya's marine resources. Watamu Turtle Watch is our flagship programme. It was started by local residents in 1997 to protect nesting sea turtles. Now it consists of our Nest Monitoring and Protection programme, By Catch Net Release Programme, and specialist Rehabilitation Centre for sick and injured sea turtles. The combination of these programmes enables us to make a real difference in ensuring the future of endangered sea turtles. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Attraction type: Beaches
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thesafarnjema
Attraction type: National Parks
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Safina Beach Bar & Grill
Safina Beach Bar & Grill
Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations
Mida Dhow
Mida Dhow
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Watamu
Price: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Hosteria Romana Watamu
Hosteria Romana Watamu
Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Mami Bar Ristorante
Mami Bar Ristorante
Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: Italian, African, Pizza, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Mawe Restaurant
Mawe Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 32 Restaurants in Watamu
Price: $16 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, African, Soups, Halal
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Mimi na Wewe...in Africa!
Mimi na Wewe...in Africa!
$71 - $72 (EUR 65 - 66)
Ranked #1 of 16 Watamu B&B and Inns
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Jambo House Resort
Jambo House Resort
$32 - $43
Ranked #2 of 16 Watamu B&B and Inns
Tata Haus
Tata Haus
$27 - $44 (EUR 25 - 40)
Ranked #3 of 16 Watamu B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Mawe Resort
4.0 of 5
Mawe Resort
$82 - $208
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Watamu
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Garoda Resort
Garoda Resort
$83 - $243
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Watamu
Mawimbi Lodge
Mawimbi Lodge
$48 - $99 (EUR 44 - 90)
Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Watamu
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lonno Lodge
5.0 of 5
Lonno Lodge
$237 - $326 (EUR 216 - 297)
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Watamu
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Medina Palms
4.5 of 5
Medina Palms
$184 - $520
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Watamu
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Crystal Bay Resort
5.0 of 5
Crystal Bay Resort
$167 - $257
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Watamu
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