Feel like a coastal holiday? Mashujaa weekend is almost upon us and @njooro is organizing a weekend to remember in Watamu. Let’s face it. Mombasa has become quite the hustle and bustle and many a times you go there on holiday and contend with the very traffic and other undesirables you were trying to escape in the first place. It’s time to explore quieter places and they’re many out there!
Watamu was recently voted one of the top beaches in the world by CNN Traveler. Many are drawn to its pristine beaches, the nearby Gede Ruins, friendly people and fresh seafood. It’s never crowded in Watamu and this little pretty town puts you into holiday mode straight away.
So what’s the deal with this particular one?
For the price of Kshs.11,500/- the package includes.
– 4 days and 3 nights
– All Meals
– Open Bar from 11.00am every day
– One guided Trip to Love Islands on 18th
– One trip to Gede Ruins on 19th
– Accommodation is in shared rooms i.e 1 King/Queen size bed for 2 adults per room
– Transfer and Drop from Mombasa/Malindi Highway junction
– Accommodation (on 2 adults sharing basis)
– Room cleaning service
The package does not include personal effects, entry into Gede or tips to staff.
The bar may not necessarily be in a position to cater for every individual taste and whim but rest assured that there are adequate stocks of wine, beer, vodka and whisky.
Watamu is about 110 km from Mombasa and just 23km from Malindi. If you’re coming from Nairobi, the easiest ways are either to fly to Malindi and take the short roadtrip to Watamu by cab, or hop into a Modern Coast bus from downtown Nairobi. The buses will drop you at the Watamu junction from where transport to the hotel will have been organized for you as part of this package.
Watamu is quite the departure from the Mombasa atmosphere. It still remains unspoiled and unpolluted by the faster life that the busier and more cosmopolitan Mombasa has witnessed over the years. I would describe it as what Mombasa was about 20 years ago in terms of peace, tranquility and laid back ness.
Njooro can be reached via phone number: 0733835309.
See you in Watamu! Here are some pictures to tempt you along.