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Trip PlannerAfrica  /  Kenya  /  Coast Province  /  Watamu


Safaris · Bodies of Water · National Parks
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday. Surrounded by a verdant forest, the village provides access to bays and beaches of the Watamu Marine National Park, a biosphere reserve that houses coral reefs, tropical fish, and rare sea turtles that come to nest on the sandy shore. Things to do in Watamu range from snorkeling and diving among the colorful reefs, to exploring forest trails and trying out different water sports. Make Watamu central to your Kenya travel plans using our Kenya day trip planning app.
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Watamu boasts both affordable and upscale accommodation options, most of which fringe the sandy shore. Luxury resorts and upscale villas remain a good choice for an opulent vacation, while bed and breakfasts, hotels, and guesthouses serve those looking to enjoy their stay without spending too much. For a longer vacation, check out the area's rental properties.
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