Welcome to Watamu

Laid-back little Watamu looks out over the Indian Ocean and enjoys a blinding white-sand beach and a soft breeze coming off the water. It's a gorgeous slice of coastline and one that includes its own marine national park. As well as its natural endowments, Watamu also has a number of excellent hotels and restaurants spread along its beach road, so it's hardly a surprise that it's the kind of place visitors return to... Read More

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$109.19 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Airport Transfer Mombasa Airport to Watamu or Malindi

Skip the stress of finding a taxi or sharing a shuttle when you arrive at one of Mombasa busy airports, and enjoy the convenience of a private transfer. A professional driver will pick you up at the airport Mombasa and deliver you directly to the door of your Malindi or Watamu hotel or private residence. Travel in a comfortable, spacious sedan for up to three passengers or a minivan for up to five passengers. Sit back and enjoy the ride to Malindi or Watamu without worrying about taxi meters or traffic. Transfer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please provide accommodation and flight details when making your booking. You’ll receive confirmation within 24 hours and a voucher to show the driver. It’s that simple! Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan or five per minivan.Before leaving home to start your holiday or work assignment, it is reassuring to know you have an immaculate driver and vehicle.

$1272 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Night Safari from Nairobi: Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park (B,L.D)Meet your guide in the lobby of your Nairobi hotel or arrivals hall at the airport. Depart after breakfast at 8am for the drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, passing through beautiful landscapes of the Great Rift Valley along the way. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best parks in the country, located just 10km from Nakuru town. It is a home to a large variety of animals and a wide species of birds, with flamingos as the dominant. After a short game drive, continue en route for lunch at Lake Nakuru lodge. Embark on an afternoon game drive thereafter in search of game before dinner. Overnight: Local lodge Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara (B,L,D)Go on an early morning drive and return back in time for breakfast. After breakfast, depart for the drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, arriving in time for lunch at Mara River Lodge. Have a short siesta before an afternoon game at 4:00pm. Enjoy dinner in the evening. Overnight: Local lodge Day 3: Full-day Masai Mara (B,L,D)Spend a full-day on a game drive in search of animals. On this day, you will have the flexibility to decide how you wish to spend the day. Carry a picnic breakfast or lunch to have the entire day without returning back for meals, thus maximizing your time on game drives. Dinner will be served upon your return to the lodge. Overnight: Local lodge Day 4: Masai Mara to Nairobi (B)Enjoy one last early morning game drive before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, depart for a short mid-morning game drive out of Masai Mara while on your way back to Nairobi. Arrive early in the afternoon with a drop-off at your Nairobi hotel or airport, or continue with an additional adventure such as a safari in Tanzania or beach holiday in Mombasa, Watamu, Diani or Zanzibar.

$195 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Malindi and Watamu

Be picked up from your hotel in Mombasa by your guide. You will then be taken to Malindi to view the ancient buildings and attractions, namely the Jumaa mosque, village homes, shops and Palace. You will then be taken to experience the beauty of the Mida creek, 12 square miles of Mangrove forests. The creek makes an incredible transition from the coral reefs of the ocean with many wild birds inhabiting there; sandplover, egret, tern, whimbrel, curlew sandpiper and sanderling. You will then be transferred to visit to the remains of a Swahili town called Gedi. Here your guide will tell you about the history of the palace and tombs and the spectacular variety of trees including; combretum, tamarind, baobab, wild ficus and sterculia.You will break for lunch at Watamu. Visit to the Watamu Snake Farm where the largest collection of snakes in East Africa are found. Visit the Vasco da Gama pillar, one of the oldest European monuments in Africa where you will get the history of the pillar. Drive back to your hotel in Mombasa in the evening.