We stayed at Mwamba for one month as volunteers of A Rocha and really enjoyed our time here. The Centre is located just a hop, skip, and a jump from the a beach that is truly beautiful and peaceful. It is far away from the town or an big resorts so you will not get hassled in this beach the way you do on others in the area.
The guest rooms are clean, cool, and very comfortable. You'll also find a nice community room with many new friends waiting for you, as well as free wifi. The meals are well prepared and there is plenty of food for everyone. (Though breakfast is a bit light.)
Highly recommend if you want to just relax and have some peace and quiet while on the Kenyan Coast.
- 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