The Blue Safari

Thanks to our special location our guest can enjoy the excitement of a safari not only in the Kenyan savanna, but also visit the residents of the Indian Ocean and Mida Creek. Our hotel boat and its captain are waiting for you with a very special day out on the Water. The safari takes you out to see the dolphins (seasonal), swim and snorkel at the marine parks coast line to end the day inside of the creeks mangrove channels with its diverse bird population. As a special add on we would take you on a private BBQ in one of our favourite spots in the creek.

Mida Creek

On the front door of the resort is what makes Watamu special. The Mida Creek is the national reserve the resort is located in. It’s a tidal creek surrounded by a mangrove forest, that leads inland from the sea towards yet another national treasure of Kenya, the Arabuko Sokoke Forest. The creek is an important stop over for many migratory birds and home to many species of fish, creek crabs, feeding sea turtles and flocks of flamingos.  

 

Marafa (Hell's Kitchen)

After millions of years, the forces of sand, wind and rain have created one of the most fascinating natural spectacles in all of Africa. Not far from Malindi, the bizarre canyons and colorful rock formations of “Hell’s Kitchen”, as they locals refer to it, rise into the sky.

According to an age-old Kenyan legend, the deep abysses of Hell’s Kitchen were formed by divine anger. Rumour has it that there once was a rich but decadent family that took great pleasure in bathing in the highly precious milk of their cows. God punished them by ordering the ground beneath their village to open up and swallow the entire family.

Tip: Don’t miss the fascinating moment when for a short time, the setting sun illuminates the entirety of the iridescent sandstone formations inside the canyon.

 

Dhow Trip

A Dhow is the traditional boat of the Indian ocean. It is believed to have been developed by Arabic or Indian cultures between 600 BC to 600 AC. The design of the boat has since not changed much, which gives it a rustic and homely feeling. At the hotel we offer private hires, sun downer trips, special dinners and booze cruises till the sun lets the moon take over. 

 

Gede Ruins

Entangled by ancient baobab trees, the ruins of this once thriving Swahili settlement rise from the heart of the Kenyan jungle. Listen to the mystical silence of the age-old buildings of which to this very day nobody knows why they were so suddenly abandoned in the late 16th century.

 

 

Tuk Tuk Trip

Visit Watamu and its surrounding areas, enjoy Kenyan culture in the back of these quirky and fun little rides. Let the driver take you to the local community restaurant Crab Shack, where you can see one of Kenyas most amazing sunsets. Or go grab an ice cream at Non-Solo gelato, it is to die for, take our word for it.

 

BIO Ken Snake Farm

Visit the internationally renowned Bio Ken Snake Farm, the most important producer of antidote in all of East Africa and be thrilled by their collection of over 30 different species of poisonous snakes.

 
 

Other 

  • 24/7 Reception, 
  • 24/7 Doctor, 
  • Laundry service, 
  • Babysitting, 
  • Boutique,
  • Tennis Courts Spa, 
  • Room Safe, 
  • Guest Transfer
  • free Parking,
  • free Wifi, 
  • Archery, 
  • Pool Table  
  • Bicycle Hire, 
  • Concierge , 
  • Table Tennis,