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“A very worthy cause” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Watamu Turtle Watch

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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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A very worthy cause”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We took a Tuc Tuc taxi along to the sanctuary the day after they had been to the hotel [Turtle Bay Beach] to give a talk about the conservation work they do.

Agree a price with the driver before you set off and don’t be afraid to haggle, he will take you and wait for you to finish the tour and then take back to the hotel.

The sanctuary if quite small but it’s worth a visit to see what good work they do, the Girl that took us around was very knowledgeable and passionate about their turtles, there were only 2 turtles in when we visited, so it might be worth calling ahead to check if you want to see the Turtles.

Visited June 2013
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Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Call first to see if any turtles are there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were very impressed with this facility, and we saw an informative video and had a tour. However, there were no turtles in residence at the time. This is a good thing, as it means they didn't have any turtles needing medical attention. But it also took away from the main reason we went there, which was to see cute turtles. So, you might want to call ahead.

Visited July 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

just a great all round experience. we had the privaledge to actually assist the KWS in helping the babies return to the sea after hatching. they had marked a place where the eggs were and were keeping a close eye and in teh evening they hatched and to see this and the caoss so controlled by the KWS and all the staff and tourists alike helping was just amazing

Visited March 2013
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Staffordshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

what a worthwhile project, getting the local fishermen involved. wonderful to see Turtles and help to put them back in the sea. A once in a lfetime experience

Visited March 2013
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London UK
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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“This is worth visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We took a stroll to this place after a storm one morning. The guide was very knowledgable and interesting and showed us how they operate and their conservation techniques. It was a fascinating tour and full marks to the vets and assistants who do a great job.

Visited February 2013
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