15-04-2023 by redazione
High-altitude African juniper berries native to the Kijabe Plateau, more than 2,000 meters above sea level, not far from Mt. Longonot and the Maai Mahiu escarpment, harvested only...
23-04-2023 by redazione
Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, tapioca (cassava) and sweet potato are used as side dishes for stews with tomato sauce. In inland regions, these dishes are based on ox or...
10-04-2023 by redazione
For those preparing to travel to Kenya, a review of the international rules for importing items, objects, products and personal effects in suitcases from abroad into the African country is...
13-01-2023 by redazione
With tourism reopening with fewer and fewer restrictions, direct charter flights have also started up again since last August, and European tourism is ready to resume the holiday discourse that was abruptly interrupted in February 2020.
In inviting you to discover or rediscover this beautiful country, we invite you to read our ten 'golden rules' that...
27-12-2022 by redazione
There is a new Kenyan star shining in the firmament of the most clicked tourist destinations by Italians on search engines and most viewed on Youtube and Tik Tok video channels. It is...
16-11-2022 by redazione
Kenya celebrates this year, a century of one of its excellences.
1922. An important year for Kenya.
Two years ago, the British East African Protectorate was made into a...
02-11-2022 by redazione
Though very difficult to spot, another wild animal is to be counted among the roster of those that can be found in Kenya and much closer than you might think...
31-10-2022 by redazione
If you are a sweet tooth, you cannot miss the ecstasy of tasting Halwa.
Its name derives from the Arabic word "helw" which literally means sweet, it is a really delicious dessert that is widespread throughout the Middle East, Asia and some African countries.
29-10-2022 by redazione
Smart Working in Watamu, why not?
It would be a great way to attract a new type of residential tourism (because we are ...
05-11-2022 by redazione
The mahamri or mandazi is a very popular pancake on the Kenyan coast. It is excellent for breakfast with coffee, as a snack with tea or at the end of a meal, perhaps with a
17-08-2022 by redazione
A little gem of an establishment on Watamu's Crystal Bay shines in a new light.
Tamu Restaurant, a terrace restaurant and pizzeria with an enchanting view of one of the...
02-08-2022 by redazione
The tourist season has just begun, but those lucky enough to be in Kenya, and specifically in Watamu, these days...
22-06-2022 by redazione
As many as 24 international hotel chains have eyeballed Kenya as one of the next markets to invest in, according to a survey conducted by a leading hotel consulting firm.
06-06-2022 by redazione
In recent years gastronomic tourism has grown considerably all over the world.
This is due to the popularity of certain programmes and also to the media coverage of dishes and restaurants, especially in social networks.
28-05-2022 by redazione
"Samaki wa kupaka ya nazi", literally "Coconut fish cubes" is a dish of the Swahili tradition of Kenya, which uses various spices of ancient Indian origin to give it flavor. A very tasty version includes "madras", the most common one being the classic curry.
Here is the recipe.
PLANTS OF KENYA
01-06-2022 by redazione
At first glance it looks like a miniature baobab, with the base of the trunk being very bulky and swollen, formed by both the roots and the stem, and the ...
PLANTS OF KENYA
18-05-2022 by redazione
Moringa: the tree of life, the miracle tree or even the immortal plant.
It is a member of the Moringaceae family, of which at least 13 species are known, ranging from...
02-05-2022 by redazione
Watamu carried its name high as the world's offshore fishing destination by representing Kenya in the international offshore tournament held in Costa Rica in recent days and
13-07-2021 by redazione
Agave is a plant belonging to the Agavaceae family; there are more than 300 species, all native to Central America. The most common and spread species in Kenya is...
09-12-2021 by redazione
One of the symbols of the Kenyan coast is undoubtedly the dhow, the typical Swahili boat.
Once only sailing, today also with the support of the engine, the dhow from...
18-06-2020 by redazione
Watamu's mangroves are a natural paradise that attracts thousands of tourists, environmentalists and nature-loving travelers every year. They are a unique and fantastic natural landscape, with its microclimate and an ecosystem that allows you to observe certain types of birds, amphibians and crustaceans, such as the famous mangrove crab.
29-09-2020 by redazione
It all began in 1997 when a group of local residents from Watamu decided it was time to take action to protect sea turtles in the area and Watamu Turtle Watch was born. Fast forward to today, 21 years later, and Local Ocean Conservation
25-01-2022 by redazione
After more than a year of forced closure, Watamu's Jacaranda Bay has come back to life with...
24-01-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Beauty within beauty.
Roshanara Ebrahim, Miss Universe Kenya 2021, with her breathtaking...
20-01-2022 by redazione
As in the last edition in 2020, the East African Safari Classic Rally will end in Watamu, after passing through some of Kenya's most beautiful and rugged locations for more than a week.
17-09-2021 by redazione
The Mijikenda tribes call it 'Khadzonzo', a word that refers to their mottled coat, and it is the true indigenous cat of the Kenyan coast.
Originally from the Arabuko Sokoke Forest, it is known as...
10-09-2021 by redazione
It is one of the most precious assets of Malindi, Watamu and the entire Kenyan coast, and certainly one of the most undervalued because of its ecosystem and its potential for nature conservation.
07-08-2021 by redazione
25-01-2021 by redazione
Watamu may seem at first glance to be one of the many villages on the African coast, consisting simply of a small cluster of hotels, a strip of private houses on the beach, a cluttered and poor village shaded by...
16-01-2021 by redazione
11-01-2021 by redazione
Until a few years ago Watamu was an unknown destination for many Kenyans from the north and inland.
In recent months, and in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, those who wanted to spend their holidays outside the big cities and in seaside resorts were...
12-12-2020 by redazione
Experience a day immersed in the pristine and enchanting nature of this marine protected reserve, the Mida Creek.
21-09-2020 by redazione
The beauty of nature around Watamu is the first calling card of this wonderful resort in Kenya.
Twenty kilometres before Malindi, arriving from Mombasa and Kilifi, after the...
17-08-2020 by redazione
The Bio Ken Snake farm in Watamu is definitely one of the most interesting and useful places to visit in the tourist town.
The structure that houses the largest collection of snakes in..
13-08-2020 by redazione
From ancient Arabic writings, we know that the Arabuko forest stretched from just outside Malindi almost to Kilifi and was populated by wild beasts, poisonous snakes (cobra especially) and elephants, who often came down to unexplored beaches and bays protected by barrier Reef.
There were no docks for ships, but dangerous "dry" so to Kilifi was good habit for travelers, surf off the coast until he glimpsed the Bay of Malindi.
Around 1300, the Arab community of Gede town, of which the ruins still remain today, makes a way in the forest in order to reach an outlet to the sea, in the Watamu Bay.
From there he developed a fishing village and the Arabs now established on the coast mingled with the local Giriama, creating a Bajun community that began flourishing boat trade with Lamu and Takaungu.
08-08-2020 by redazione
The beauty of nature around Watamu is the first calling card of this wonderful Kenyan resort.
Twenty kilometers before Malindi, arriving from Mombasa and Kilifi, after the villages of Chumani and Matsangoni, you meet...
29-07-2020 by redazione
Gede is located between Malindi and Kilifi, in the coastal region of Kenya, 94 km north of the city of Mombasa.
Its ruins tell of historical un'insediamento, one of the oldest in the coastal area of East Africa which has remained track. The town, which seems would host 3,000 people, was abandoned in the late 1500s the abandonment causes uncertain, but it is likely that it was an attack of the dreaded Somali Galla tribes, driven out of Malindi, destroying a large part of that civilization.
31-07-2020 by redazione
Kenya is increasingly the ideal environment for tamarind, present on the Swahili coast since it was brought and planted from India a thousand years ago.
Tamarindus Indica is a majestic, long-lived evergreen belonging to the leguminous family.
28-07-2020 by redazione
With the change of season and the winter and monsoon "Kuzi" wind, the mouth of the Sabaki River is filled with rare, colourful and beautiful tropical birds.
It is now a custom, but every year...
13-07-2020 by redazione
On the coast of Kenya there are many trees of Baobab (adansonia digitata) and many, in addition to the statuesque beauty that is one of the symbols, almost a "logo" of Africa, have also discovered its wonderful properties.... fake watches
14-11-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Giuseppe Ungaretti, who was born in Africa, called it "the hour that clouds and dismisses".
Karen Blixen distinguished it from dawn for that extra hint of melancholy, of the annunciation of the mysterious and treacherous night.
In Kenya, along the line of the Equator and particularly on the coast, the brief moment from...
26-06-2020 by Ferdinanda Vigliani
East coast of Africa.
The boundaries of that linguistic and cultural unity known as Swahili culture range from Mogadishu in the north to Cape Delgado in Mozambique.
A long coastline shared by a single language: the kiswahili, a mixture of Arabic and bantu, whose texts date back to the 12th century.
But a strong visual element, a fashion system that dominates women's clothing, imposes itself in this area in the eyes of the traveller.
It is an explosion of colour, a display of shapes and symbolic elements, a touch of elegance that not even the poorest woman could ever give up: kanga.
22-06-2020 by redazione
The natives call it “Nyari”, a giriama word that means “the place crumbling naturally by itself”.
Marafa village is in Magarini district, just forty kilometres down Malindi area, less than one hour drive, mostly on a good dirt road studded by baobabs and mangoes.
16-06-2020 by redazione
The great American writer Ernest Hemingway was almost 35 years old, when he saw Kenya for the first time.
He, a great vivour and passionate of strong emotions, a hunter of women and animals, had long been fond of deep-sea fishing.
From the Florida villa, with the Pilar boat, purchased with the proceeds of the first novels published at home, he decided to carry out an expedition in the heart of Africa where he could match the passion for marlin and shark fishing to big hunting.
15-06-2020 by redazione
The coral reef is one of Watamu's and Kenyan Indian Ocean attractions.
Off the tourist resort, the first barrier is present from the entrance of Mida Creek to Malindi without interruption and has allowed over time and thanks to the tides, the formation of the famous sand atolls off Mayungu.
The first barrier, when the low tide is particularly low, emerges at the water level and is also walking on foot, although their beauty is to be discovered by snorkeling, or swimming deep in mask and fins if Not in "diving" with even oxygen cylinders.
13-06-2020 by redazione
Among the thousands of possibilities to enjoy Nature that Kenya, and particularly its coast, can boast, there is certainly the sea landscape dominated by mangroves.
These plants, which have their roots in soils which feed on water from the Indian Ocean, form really particular landscapes.
30-05-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Watamu the beautiful.
Malindi the magic.
Watamu the young and sparkling.
Ancient Malindi but still interesting.
ART AND CULTURE
27-05-2020 by redazione
How many times have we heard this word, this evocation, in a piece of music?
Hundreds are the pop songs whose title bears the name of the Black Continent, every language and nation has its own song.
Here is the playlist of malindikenya.net with the 10 most beautiful songs for us dedicated to Africa.
20-05-2020 by redazione
There’s an ancient story, two hundred metres from the tall bridge over Kilifi creek, along the Mombasa-Malindi highway, on the southern bank of the creek, just where the old ferry landing stage is.
On the top of the hill you can
10-05-2020 by redazione
Global climate change, which also affects Kenya in part, has both positive and negative effects on the fertile land of the African equator.
One of these, given the ever closer temporal and climatic connection between the great rains, between May and July, and the small rains of October and November, is the presence of the edible fungi on the Kenyan territory.
04-05-2020 by redazione
30-04-2020 by redazione
Kaimati are characteristic sweets of Kenya, and particularly of the Swahili coast, similar to our carnival tortelli, not stuffed.
They are often garnished with a caramelized icing and sprinkled with white sugar.
HERE IS THE RECIPE
01-12-2019 by redazione
The success of Watamu in this season (first coastal destination for influx of tourists, the best "leisure" destination in Kenya, second only to Zanzibar in all Sub-Saharan Africa) is due not only to those who...
31-07-2019 by Leni Frau