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Malindi Watamu Safaris

MALINDI CITY TOUR

 

Depart from your Mombasa hotel and drive north to Malindi through attractive country covered by extensive sisal plantations dotted with huge baobab trees. Cross the scenic creek and proceed into the ancient city of Gedi-a 13th century ruins in the heart of a dense forest. Thereafter proceed into the coastal town of Malindi. Visit the fruit market before having lunch. After lunch drive for an exploration tour of the marine park in a glass-bottomed boat where an experienced guide takes you on goggling and snorkelling.

 

Visit the Vasco da Gama pillar before finally visiting Falcon farm which is home to large number of bird species. An optional cultural visit to a nearby village and watch the Giriama tribe perform exciting tribal dances before driving back to Mombasa by sundown.

 

DIVING IN WATAMU

These are some of the most beautiful diving sites in Kenya. Diving sites found along Watamu/Malindi are :Moray reef,turtle reef drummer reef,the canyon, brain coral etc.Diving in these sites can be arranged to suit the divers request on any day of the week as long as prior arrangement are made. Its suitable for divers who stay in the hotels or villas in Watamu/Malindi. The marine creatures easily spotted at the site include turtles, reef shark, Octopus, crocodile fish, angel fish, frog fish, butterfly fish etc.

 

WRECK DIVING

This is done at the Mida wreck near watamu. Because the wreck is close to the mouth of the Mida creek diving can only take place at high neap tides. The wreck is a small (20+metres)steel hulled trawler with one of its sides in sand at a depth of approximately 14metres making this an ideal site for those who have never visited a wreck before. The boat went down 20 years ago and its interesting to note the coral growth and marine life that has established itself here. You will see snappers, lobsters, scorpion fish, stone fish. It’s also possible to see large groupers in the old refrigeration rooms. The wreck is not suitable for penetration.

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