Snorkeling in the Marine Park
The Watamu Marine Park has some magnificent coral reefs and an abundance of fish-life. The park is a 10 minute walk from the kite school - the snorkelling and diving are incredible. You can either snorkel straight off the beach or hire a glass-bottomed boat and go further out.
Steve Curtis and Aqua Ventures operate their school out of Ocean Sports. Steve has many years’ experience and extensive local knowledge of all the various dive sites and also runs a PADI diving school.
For further information contact them on www.diveinkenya.com
Sunset Dhow Trip down Mida Creek
We can arrange sundowners on a large dhow (tradional Arab boat) that sails up the creek, and motors back as the sun sets over the mangroves.
Watamu Turtle Watch
The Watamu Turtle Project which works towards conserving Kenya’s marine resources is well worth a visit.
Look for elephants in the Arabuko Sokoke Forest
The Arabuko Sokoke Forest is a 30 minute drive from Watamu. Late in the afternoon there is a good chance of coming across elephants at the water hole. There is also the option of going on bike rides into the forest.
Visit to Malindi Town
Malindi is a bustling coastal town with a fascinating history. It is great for shopping, and due its strong Italian presence has fantastic pizzerias and gelaterias. And the bay can be a great spot for surfing.
Kite-Surfing and Stand-up Paddle Boarding
For beginners’ courses, kiteboard / paddleboard rental, contact Tribe Watersports on +254 718 533355
Kayaking in the Creek
Mida Creek is a wonderful place for kayaking: on kayaks you can really explore the mangroves in all the nooks and crannies of the creek
Safari to Tsavo National park
Tsavo National Park is a couple of hours away from Watamu.