Home | Cities | Watamu

Watamu

Watamu

Watamu is a beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It lies on a small headland, between the Blue Lagoon and Watamu Bay. Its main industries are tourism and fishing. The nearest big town is Malindi to which it is connected by frequent matatu.

The shoreline in the area features white sand beaches and offshore coral formations arranged in three bays: Watamu Bay, Blue Lagoon and Turtle Bay. They are protected as part of the Watamu Marine National Park. The Marine Park is considered one of the best snorkelling and diving areas on the coast of East Africa. In order to assist the managing authorities namely Kenyan Wildlife Service, in protecting the Park, local community groups, the tourist sector and environmental groups have formed a unique organisation,Watamu Marine Association

Watamu has a population of around 1900 and it is part of the Malindi District.

The name "Watamu" means "sweet people" in Swahili. The name came from the fact that Arab slave traders used to distribute sweets to entice the local population before taking them as slaves.

A newly discovered species of the largest spitting cobra in the world (Naja ashei) was recently (2007) discovered in Watamu.

Categories: Cities

About Author

Kenya Movies

Mapenzi - Part 2

Mapenzi - Part 2

0out of 5
20/02/2016 08:56:00

Read More ...

Mapenzi - Part 1

Mapenzi - Part 1

1out of 5
20/02/2016 08:56:00

Read More ...

Dracula

Dracula

0out of 5
20/02/2016 08:50:00

Read More ...

Dracula 2

Dracula 2

0out of 5
20/02/2016 08:47:00

Read More ...

Nateseka Sana 2

Nateseka Sana 2

0out of 5
20/02/2016 08:47:00

Read More ...

Nateseka Sana

Nateseka Sana

0out of 5
20/02/2016 08:47:00

Read More ...

Kisonoko

Kisonoko

0out of 5
20/02/2016 08:31:00

Read More ...

Kisonoko 2

Kisonoko 2

0out of 5
20/02/2016 08:31:00

Read More ...

Sijapoteza 2

Sijapoteza 2

0out of 5
20/02/2016 08:31:00

Read More ...

Sijapoteza

Sijapoteza

0out of 5
20/02/2016 06:58:00

Read More ...

Inplant from Hell

Inplant from Hell

0out of 5
30/01/2016 13:09:00

Read More ...

Mtaani Kwetu

Mtaani Kwetu

0out of 5
30/01/2016 12:44:00

Read More ...

Twisted

Twisted

0out of 5
30/01/2016 10:58:00

Read More ...

Stella

Stella

0out of 5
30/01/2016 10:45:00

Read More ...

Omega Confusion

Omega Confusion

0out of 5
30/01/2016 10:42:00

Read More ...

Fiona

Fiona

0out of 5
30/01/2016 10:36:00

Read More ...

Samira

Samira

0out of 5
30/01/2016 10:31:00

Read More ...

Shaymaa

Shaymaa

0out of 5
30/01/2016 10:21:00

Read More ...

Basilisa

Basilisa

0out of 5
30/01/2016 10:05:00

Read More ...

Wake Up 2

Wake Up 2

0out of 5
23/01/2016 10:07:00

Read More ...

Omega Confusion Part 3

Omega Confusion Part 3

0out of 5
23/01/2016 10:07:00

Read More ...

Omega Confusion Part 2

Omega Confusion Part 2

0out of 5
23/01/2016 10:05:00

Read More ...

Wake Up

Wake Up

0out of 5
23/01/2016 10:01:00

Read More ...

Omega Confusion

Omega Confusion

0out of 5
23/01/2016 09:56:00

Read More ...

Muuza Uchafu 2

Muuza Uchafu 2

3out of 5
23/01/2016 10:00:00

Read More ...

Muuza Uchafu

Muuza Uchafu

0out of 5
23/01/2016 09:56:00

Read More ...

Samira Part 4

Samira Part 4

0out of 5
23/01/2016 09:54:00

Read More ...

Mama Lishe

Mama Lishe

0out of 5
23/01/2016 09:53:00

Read More ...

Samira Part 3

Samira Part 3

0out of 5
23/01/2016 09:25:00

Read More ...

Mahabusu 2

Mahabusu 2

0out of 5
23/01/2016 09:51:00

Read More ...