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Things to do in Watamu

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From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

1. From Mombasa: Watamu Marine Park & Sudi Island Excursion

Get picked up from your desired pick-up location along the Mombasa coast. Drive North towards Watamu and arrive at the Marine Park. Board a double decker boat and begin an incredible tour over the coral reefs with the opportunity to see incredible marine life. Relax in the sun on the top deck and try to spot dolphins, within the seasons between May and October. Climb back onto the boat, and continue towards the Marine Park. Only the Great Barrier Reef itself has a bigger range of species list and the marine protected area in Watamu is also recognized internationally as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Stop to snorkel and shallow dive here, where it is virtually impossible to not see a few dozen species of fish inside the main reef. On the fringe, you'll have an excellent chance of viewing the magnificent whale shark or manta rays that are seasonal visitors. The park is also home to 3 species of sea turtles that nest on the beaches. After snorkeling, head over to the white sandy beaches where you will be allowed to step off the boat for a swim in the crystal clear blue waters for a while. Then set sail for Sudi Island where you can enjoy the views of the lush green mangroves along the creek side. A t around 1 PM arrive on the island where you'll receive a warm welcome and little entertainment. Enjoy a seafood lunch then take a guided canoe ride into the mangrove forest. Depart from the island at around 4 PM and return to the marine park, where your driver will be waiting for you to return you back to your pick-up location. 

Malindi: Full-Day City Highlights Tour with Gede Ruins

2. Malindi: Full-Day City Highlights Tour with Gede Ruins

Start your tour from your hotel with a visit to the Gede Ruins lying in the southern part of Malindi nestled in a thick forest. The Gede Ruins remain as a hidden secret. While at Gede ruins you will be able to come across old ruin houses, palaces, courtrooms, wells, mosque which were built with plaster, sand and coral dated back to 15th Century. Have a visit to the National Museum which has displays of excavated glass, persian and porcelain. Thereafter, proceed to Malindi Swahili Town. You will come across the stone known as Vasco da Gama Pillar placed by Vasco da Gama back in 1499. Here you will also have a chance to see the Portuguese church next to the pillar. Visit the Snake Farm which houses the largest collection of reptiles such as snakes in East Africa. On this day, you won't miss out on this beautiful destination known as Falconry Farm which is home to collection of birds such as eagles, falcons, owls, peckers and many other birds. This tour will give you the best experience of Malindi culture and history.

Private One-Way Mombasa Airport Transfer

3. Private One-Way Mombasa Airport Transfer

Whether you have just arrived from a long overnight flight or a short hop between cities, you can take the stress out of your airport arrival with this private, one-way transfer from Moi International Airport to Mombasa and its surroundings. Save yourself the hassle and uncertainty of finding a reliable local taxi and transfer in comfort. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, this airport transfer service is the ideal way to get moving. Transfers are available to all Mombasa city hotels, North Coast hotels (from Kongowea Market to Kilifi Town) and South Coast hotels (from Likoni Flats to Pinewood Village). Avoid long queues for taxis and simply sit back and relax as you are taken to your chosen destination. Your professional and courteous driver will meet you at the airport with a personalized sign upon your arrival. Vehicles are available to accommodate 3 or 7 passengers with luggage. Drivers are punctual, polite and professional, and will safely deliver you to your accommodation. Available year-round and 24-hours a day, there couldn’t be an easier way to begin your visit to Mombasa.

Private Transfer: Mombasa SGR Train Station to Watamu

4. Private Transfer: Mombasa SGR Train Station to Watamu

Avoid the stress of finding a taxi or the hassle of a shared shuttle service when you arrive at Mombasa's busy Miritini SGR train station terminus. Enjoy the convenience of a private transfer directly to your accommodation in the Watamu area. A professional driver will pick you up and drop you off either at the train station or at the doorstep of your hotel or private residence. Travel in a comfortable, spacious sedan for 3 passengers or minivan for up to 6 passengers. Sit back and enjoy the ride to your destination without worrying about taxi meters or traffic. This transfer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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What people are saying about Watamu

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

A great day tour, our driver Ismail was super friendly. Breakfast can definitely be skipped that day, lunch doesn't seem to end at all! The canoe tour through the mangroves is also great. Apart from dolphins and lots of small fish we also saw baby reef sharks in the morning

Francis was the best picked us up on time at Jumeirah Beachfront apartments was professional curtious and caring we are definitely going back to get more of his services he is the man!

Great adventure!

It was an amazing day. The driver Mackenzy is also great. Everything was taking care off. Sudi Island is also beautifull. I recommend this to anyone!

This was really fun. Our guide was excellent. We felt welcomed and we got some incredible memories. I would really recommend