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  • msafirimbili
    Nairobi, Kenya66 contributions
    We did the full day Mida Creek adventure. The snorkeling and seeing the dolphins was great, the boatmen were great and friendly. Take a towel to sit on, as the hard wooden seats are uncomfortable after a while. Also not happy about using the common snorkel, that are washed in the sea water.
    I was not impressed with the seafood lunch. I think there are different tours, so I can't say that applies to ALL the tours. If you don't eat seafood, don't do the lunch. Also there wasn't really enough food, it was adequate, but certainly not overly satisfying. Tiny little prawns, and small, small lobsters, the squid was not nice, hard and rubbery, and there were no accompaniments whatsoever. No salad, just a lump of what they called coconut rice and a veg sauce. And warm drinks.
    Did not enjoy the village dancing after the lunch, it's ok for tourists, I suppose, but then comes the "magic box" which is for tips. Its awkward, and then the coffee guy offers you freshly ground coffee, and once you say yes, he charges you a 100/= for a teeny weeny plastic cup. RIP off!!
    Next time I will do the half day trip and skip the lousy lunch.
    Written January 29, 2022
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  • Brenda
    Nairobi Region, Kenya4 contributions
    We went snorkeling as a group and I've never had so much fun, to be honest. The place is just unbelievably amazing!! The only thing we missed were dolphins as we went at a time when they're harder to spot apparently.
    Written December 16, 2022
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  • Kate F
    9 contributions
    Great guide. We saw the venom milking which was fascinating. Our guide knew loads about all the animals there (snakes, terrapins, tortoises, cross, monitors....etc). Learnt loads about anti-venom process and different types of snakes and breeding. Highly recommend.
    Written December 16, 2022
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  • woody44
    Bolton, UK252 contributions
    We were a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers both aged 13.

    We visited whilst we were on holiday in Watamu and really enjoyed our visit.

    We had a full guided tour of the facility and the member of staff was very polite and extremely knowledgeable.

    We all found this tour to be very interesting, thought provoking and engaging. The information on display was very imaginative and it does hit home the message about not only protecting turtles but also the whole oceans, seas and environment.

    Our tour lasted about an hour and we got to get up close to one of the injured turtles. The conservation centre also does a wonderful job with the local fishing community.

    They will also take your details, just in case they are ready to release any turtles back to the sea, this means you can take place.

    I would certainly recommend a visit if you are in Watamu, you can also book a visit on line.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • j c
    Sicily, Italy6 contributions
    Watamu is a peaceful little gem, a hidden secret of white beaches, sweet local people, safe and so far mostly undiscovered, but certainly now attracting the luxury tourists in droves with a finesse for finer details, since the opening of Medina Palms.
    Written June 7, 2015
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  • Michele B
    5 contributions
    If you need a safari look no further! Garibaldi is super professional and organised an amazing trip. You don’t have to worry about anything. We did a VIP tour to stavo easy and it was excellent. The driver had been doing that job for over 20 years and you could tell he knew where to go! Highly recommended.
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • Sonali S
    2 contributions
    The sunrise stand up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga with Watamu Treehouse was incredible! This was our second time doing it and would definitely recommend it!
    Written December 21, 2022
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  • Francesca L
    Brighton, UK8 contributions
    We spent two weeks in Watamu and relied on Thomas to arrange everything - he gave fair prices, much cheaper than what our hotel was offering. Tours of nearby Malindi, restaurant choices, where to go for the best mango juice in Watamu, blue safari and an INCREDIBLE two day safari in Tsavo East staying in a tented camp, no fences - turned out to be the best way to get up close to the animals, truly incredible experience. Thomas was an expert guide throughout (in both English and Italian) and looked after us with true Kenyan hospitality. Asante sana rafiki, you made our trip so special!
    Written February 18, 2017
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  • Wilson N
    1 contribution
    Courteous driver, respectful and her local knowledge is exemplary. Dropped us from watamu to malindi airport. Would highly recommend.
    Written February 25, 2022
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  • fenceandhedges
    yorkshire85 contributions
    We have just spent two weeks over Xmas and new year at TBBC and
    once again we booked our safari with Raymond Kingi from kingisafaris.com
    We booked to go to the governors camp at the Masai Mara and we had a fantastic time.Everything went well from pick up at Malindi airstrip and pick up on the way back and even our request for room 35 savanna view was met
    thanks again kingi safaris
    Written January 12, 2014
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  • khans376
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
    We had a nice time at Masai Mara Safari. Worth seeing. Senti Mara resort is superb. The only thing you must know in advance is the distance between Nairobi and Masai Mara is quite long and very bad road. There is also a flight service between the two, which we didn't know about.
    Written September 14, 2016
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