We stayed in Mwamba Field Centre for two days. The setting of the rooms is beautiful in a coastal forest vegetation (monkey jumping around in the trees and on the roofs!) and right on the beach. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed talking with people present. It is good to see that so much work is being done to preserve the environment in collaboration with the local communities. Drawback: the food (included in the 3500 KSh pp/pn, cooked by volunteers) is not so great compared to the wonderful spicy Swahili cuisine that prevails on the coast, even in the simplest places. Hiring a good cook would be an enormous improvement of the quality of the guest house, and would make it even more attractive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As well as being a welcoming guesthouse, Mwamba is a field study centre for the work of A Rocha Kenya, an environmental conservation organisation. Visitors enjoy a privileged location, out of the busy centre of Watamu and only a few metres from a calm beach onto the Indian Ocean. The staff and volunteers are very welcoming and will be be happy to share what they're working on with you, you might even be invited to one of their bird-ringing session and discover beautiful local birds!This alternative to traditional tourist hotels introduces you to local culture, dishes and people, so you can truly experience a sense of Kenya lifestyle! By staying here, you will contribute to financially support our work in the local community. Main guest rooms have 2 or 3 beds, with en suite shower and toilet facilities. Towels and bed linen are provided, and all beds are provided with mosquito nets. Meals are catered for at lunch and dinner, and tea and coffee available throughout the day. ... more less