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Watamu Safari Blu & Mida Creek Tour Dolphin Sporting


About Watamu & Mida Creek

Watamu and Mida Creek are two exceptional natural destinations nestled along the Kenyan coast, offering visitors an array of unique experiences from pristine beaches to rich biodiversity.


Located approximately 105 kilometers north of Mombasa, Watamu is renowned for its stunning beaches, clear turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs. The town itself is a quaint coastal settlement with a laid-back atmosphere, making it an ideal retreat for travelers seeking relaxation and natural beauty.

  1. Beaches: The main draw of Watamu is its exquisite beaches. The soft, white sands stretch for miles along the shoreline, providing ample space for sunbathing, beachcombing, and water sports. The warm Indian Ocean waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling, allowing visitors to explore the colorful underwater world teeming with marine life.

  2. Marine Park: Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve, a protected area encompassing coral gardens, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests, is a haven for marine biodiversity. Snorkelers and scuba divers can marvel at the diverse array of coral species, including brain corals, mushroom corals, and vibrant fish species such as parrotfish, angelfish, and butterflyfish.

  3. Turtle Conservation: Watamu is also known for its efforts in sea turtle conservation. Local organizations work tirelessly to protect nesting sites and rehabilitate injured turtles. Visitors can witness these majestic creatures nesting or hatching, especially during the nesting season from May to August.

  4. Watamu Village: Beyond its natural beauty, Watamu offers glimpses of coastal Kenyan life in its village. Visitors can explore local markets, interact with friendly residents, and savor delicious Swahili cuisine at waterfront restaurants.

Mida Creek:

Mida Creek, situated a short distance from Watamu, is a tranquil tidal inlet characterized by its mangrove forests, expansive mudflats, and diverse birdlife.

  1. Mangrove Forests: Mida Creek is home to extensive mangrove ecosystems, which play a vital role in coastal protection and biodiversity conservation. Visitors can explore these mangrove forests by boat or kayak, gliding through narrow channels while observing the intricate root systems and abundant wildlife.

  2. Birdwatching: Bird enthusiasts flock to Mida Creek to observe over 200 bird species, including herons, kingfishers, egrets, and ospreys. The creek serves as an important breeding ground and stopover point for migratory birds, particularly during the winter months.

  3. Boardwalks and Nature Trails: Several boardwalks and nature trails meander through the mangroves, offering visitors opportunities for leisurely walks and educational experiences. Interpretive signs along the trails provide insights into the ecological significance of mangrove ecosystems and the importance of conservation efforts.

  4. Community Conservation: Local communities around Mida Creek actively engage in conservation initiatives to protect the delicate balance of the ecosystem. Visitors can support these efforts by participating in community-led tours, purchasing handmade crafts from local artisans, or volunteering with conservation organizations.

In summary, Watamu and Mida Creek epitomize the natural beauty and cultural richness of Kenya’s coastal region. Whether it’s lounging on pristine beaches, snorkeling in vibrant coral reefs, or exploring mangrove forests teeming with wildlife, these destinations offer unforgettable experiences for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

Safari Itinerary

The Most Common Species of Dolphin found within Watamu Marine Protected Area, is the Bottle-nose Dolphin and Humpback Dolphin. They are usually seen from October 15th, to April every season when the sea is cool and calm.

This is a tailor made tour where you get to spot the dolphins as they swim. Also you get a chance to walk in the villages for sight seeing.

Pick up from your hotel at 7:30 am. Arrive at Watamu Marine Association office by 8:15 am for tour briefing by the tour leader then by 8:30 am commence to the dolphin site.

On arrival, you get to the boat and start looking for dolphins along the ocean, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the ocean and its amazing creatures.

Later you will go snorkelling, swimming at the Watamu marine park ,then visit Garoda beach for some minutes like 20 or 30. Afterwards the boat cruise proceed along the Mangrove forest along the Mida Creek, flamingos, fish eagles, white heroins and Syke monkeys can be seen. Grilled Seafood ((vegetarians)) lunch is served at the WakaWaka Island on a private island or Sudi Island where guests have an option to have a canoe ride at an extra cost (500-1000) for 45mins or more.

After the tour you will be dropped where the boat trip started or at a place where transport awaits you.

Note: Pick up and Drop off is only offered if you are within Watamu Town.

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