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Watamu Day Trip

Watamu, Kenya
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1 day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people


English, Swahili


Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Mombasa and uncover the coastline’s hidden gems on this private day tour to Malindi and Watamu. Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide as you tick off the town’s top attractions, including Mida Creek, the Ruins of Gedi, and Watamu Snake Farm, and travel the distance quickly and easily with included round-trip transportation directly from your hotel. Experience the coral reefs and wildlife of Kenya’s coast on this full-day tour that includes a glass-bottom boat cruise, snorkeling, swimming, and a BBQ lunch at the water’s edge. Enjoy the flexibility to explore coral gardens and tropical fish in or out of the water, then spend a relaxing afternoon on the white sandy beach.

Watamu is a hidden gem on the Kenya Coast. Did you know  Watamu, means ‘sweet people’? . It truly is a sweet and small fishing town, but the number of beautiful things are not small!

Located on the Kenyan coast and approximately 120 km north of Mombasa and 25 km south of Malindi, the Watamu area has developed an international reputation for its pristine white-sand beaches and reef-protected lagoons, which line the Watamu National Marine Park and Reserves, which are the oldest in East Africa and cover over 229 km²

What to carry.

  • Drinking water
  • National ID/Passport
  • Picnic items
  • Packed snacks

Optional but useful

  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimming kits.
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  • This guided tour from Mombasa takes you to top attractions in Malindi, Watamu, and more—a difficult feat to accomplish without the ease of private transportation and an efficient pre-planned itinerary. Learn about a combination of natural and historical attractions as you visit sites like the Mida Creek mangrove forest, the tombs of Gedi, and the Watamu Snake Farm, all with the benefit of insight from your guide. Malindi and Watamu tour from MombasaSee top attractions in each city, including both cultural and natural sights fun trip for a full day outside of the city—without any planning on your and private transportation is a safe and fast way to travel among destinations


Departure Point

Pick you up from any Hotel within Mombasa by your guide/driver

Departure Time

7:00AM, 8:00AM, 9:00AM

Drive to Malindi

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; sand plover, egret, tern, whimbrel, curlew sandpiper and sanderling.


  • Local Guide
  • Glass Bottom Boat ride
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Games
  • Sundowner
  • Photography

Tour's Location

Watamu, Kenya


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