Malindi and Watamu Coastal Delight
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights Destinations: Malindi and Watamu, Kenya
Day 1 - Arrival in Malindi
Upon your arrival at Malindi Airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Malindi. Take the rest of the day to relax and unwind, enjoying the serene coastal atmosphere and the beautiful surroundings.
Day 2 - Malindi Town Tour and Marine Park
After breakfast, embark on a guided tour of Malindi Town. Visit historical sites such as Vasco da Gama Pillar, the Church of St. Francis Xavier, and the Malindi Museum to learn about the town's rich history and cultural heritage. Explore the vibrant markets and engage with friendly locals. In the afternoon, head to Malindi Marine Park for an unforgettable snorkeling or diving experience, where you can marvel at the colorful coral reefs and abundant marine life. Return to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.
Day 3 - Watamu Beach and Gede Ruins
Venture to the neighboring coastal town of Watamu. Visit the pristine Watamu Beach, known for its white sands and crystal-clear waters. Relax on the beach, swim in the turquoise Indian Ocean, or engage in water sports activities such as kiteboarding or windsurfing. Afterward, explore the nearby Gede Ruins, an ancient Swahili village dating back to the 13th century. Marvel at the well-preserved ruins and learn about the fascinating history of the Swahili civilization. Return to your hotel in Malindi and enjoy a leisurely evening.
Day 4 - Bio-Ken Snake Farm and Watamu Turtle Watch
Embark on a unique and educational experience today with a visit to the Bio-Ken Snake Farm in Watamu. Discover various snake species, learn about their habitats, and witness venom extraction demonstrations conducted by expert herpetologists. Afterward, visit the Watamu Turtle Watch, a conservation project dedicated to protecting sea turtles. Learn about their conservation efforts and, if you're lucky, witness the release of rehabilitated turtles back into the ocean. Return to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.
Day 5 - Mida Creek Nature Reserve and Arabuko Sokoke Forest
Explore the natural wonders surrounding Malindi and Watamu today. Begin with a visit to Mida Creek Nature Reserve, a pristine mangrove forest teeming with birdlife and marine species. Take a boat ride through the mangroves, spot colorful birds, and enjoy the tranquility of this ecological gem. Continue to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest, one of East Africa's largest coastal forests. Embark on a guided nature walk, keeping an eye out for rare bird species and other wildlife. Return to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.
Day 6 - Departure
After breakfast, bid farewell to the coastal paradise of Malindi and Watamu as our representative transfers you to Malindi Airport for your departure. Take home unforgettable memories of the stunning beaches, vibrant marine life, and rich cultural heritage of this coastal region.