We spent 10 nights at Mwamba Centre which was a real find. Located on the same white sandy beach as the main hotels at a fraction of the cost. The temperatures are ideal and very consistent making the crystal clear sea water warm. This is still unspoilt Africa. We went on safari (organised from the site at the cost of the vehicle hire and the driver), went diving to unspoilt coral reefs - fantastic just like on TV! Also we had a day trip in the Arabuko-Sokoke forest where we saw forest elephants, rare birds and the endangered golden-rumped shrew. The accommodation is clean and comfortable with a welcoming family feel about it. We cant wait to come back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As well as being a welcoming guesthouse, Mwamba is a field study centre for the work of A Rocha Kenya, an environmental conservation organisation. Visitors enjoy a privileged location, out of the busy centre of Watamu and only a few metres from a calm beach onto the Indian Ocean. The staff and volunteers are very welcoming and will be be happy to share what they're working on with you, you might even be invited to one of their bird-ringing session and discover beautiful local birds!This alternative to traditional tourist hotels introduces you to local culture, dishes and people, so you can truly experience a sense of Kenya lifestyle! By staying here, you will contribute to financially support our work in the local community. Main guest rooms have 2 or 3 beds, with en suite shower and toilet facilities. Towels and bed linen are provided, and all beds are provided with mosquito nets. Meals are catered for at lunch and dinner, and tea and coffee available throughout the day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mwamba Centre Kenya/Watamu