WHILE IN WATAMU…

Before I recently visited Watamu for the first time, people kept asking me what the hell I had been waiting for, and once I was there, I wondered the same thing. With all the incredible things I had heard about the town, I envisioned having fun relaxing on the sandy beach, amazing food, friendly locals, exploring historic attractions and breathtaking sunsets! Watamu definitely delivered on that dream, and today I’ll be sharing with you a few experiences that made my trip even more memorable 🙂

BIO-KEN SNAKE FARM

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Gathoni Howard Photography

If you’re even just a tad bit curious about the world of snakes (and other creepy creatures), then the Bio-Ken Snake Farm will be a real revelation for you. Our visit here was super informative, as much as scary fascinating and it may have been just what the doctor ordered to help me fight some of my justified fear of snakes and other reptiles alike 😀

DSC_8965 C DSC_8910 DSC_8935 Doesn’t she make you wanna sing along to “Behind Blue Eyes” by Limp Bizkit? 😀

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GEDE RUINS 

Not many towns can boast such rich historical culture…

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Tucked away in dense forest, The Ruins of Gede took us back to a 12th-century Swahili settlement that served as a model of other townships along the East African coast. Such a fascinating sight to see and a must-visit for those touring the town for the first time.

DSC_4082 And our chariot arrived! 🙂

DSC_4119 DSC_4130 So, we were meant to feed the monkeys, but we ended up delegating the task to our tour guide instead! A story for another day 😛

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KIPEPEO BUTTERFLY FARM 

Once the time machine brought us back from the 12th century, we journeyed right into a magical paradise, to experience the wonderful world of butterflies! I must say, there’s something so spectacular about watching beautiful butterflies flying in an environment of colourful blossoms.

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DSC_4810 DSC_4824 DSC_4582 Our lovely tour guide at the farm was so with it! 😀

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HIGH ON OUR HORSES

This was definitely one of the most exciting highlights of my trip! I finally got to experience the power and majesty of a horse! It took A LOT of convincing to get me up on this bad guy and I’m so glad I did it. I got to truly interact with the great outdoors as we strolled through a little village in Watamu. I felt the wind in my face, saw nature’s beauty and got to travel through it all with my four-legged pal, Muktar. (Hope I got the spelling right!)

In case you would be interested in horseback riding while in Watamu, give Ali a shout! – +254 718 424360

DSC_8690 I don’t think my girl, Shillah and I were too convinced at this point! 😀

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There’s so much more that, due to time constraints, we weren’t able to explore, but I definitely plan to be back! 🙂

Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great start to the week!

xx

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