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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
Attraction type: Nature & wildlife areas
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Attraction type: Beaches

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Gede Ruins
Gede Ruins(Gede)
Attraction type: History museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Safina Beach Bar & Grill
Safina Beach Bar & Grill
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: Oyster Bar
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Mida Dhow
Mida Dhow
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Watamu
Price: $35 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Hosteria Romana Watamu
Hosteria Romana Watamu
Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Mami Bar Ristorante
Mami Bar Ristorante
Ranked #4 of 31 Restaurants in Watamu
Cuisines: African, Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
SWAHILI cafe
SWAHILI cafe
Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Watamu
Price:
Cuisines: African, Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Mawimbi Lodge
Mawimbi Lodge
$47 - $110 (EUR 42 - 99)
Ranked #1 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Watamu
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Mimi na Wewe...in Africa!
Mimi na Wewe...in Africa!
$71 - $73 (EUR 64 - 66)
Ranked #1 of 15 Watamu B&B and Inns
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Tata Haus
Tata Haus
$28 - $45 (EUR 25 - 40)
Ranked #2 of 15 Watamu B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel
St. Thomas Mawe Boutique Hotel
$112 - $229
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Watamu
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Jumbo Club Orange
Jumbo Club Orange
$129 - $176
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Watamu
Crystal Bay Resort
5.0 of 5
Crystal Bay Resort
$133 - $181
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Watamu

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Lonno Lodge
5.0 of 5
Lonno Lodge
$249 - $332 (EUR 224 - 298)
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Watamu
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Club Valtur Twiga Beach
4.0 of 5
Club Valtur Twiga Beach
$252 - $309
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Watamu
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Hemingways Resort
4.5 of 5
Hemingways Resort
$320 - $898
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Watamu
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.