The Diani Samaki Classic Fishing Competition will be held on the 27th December 2015 at the Forty Thieves Beach Bar on Diani Beach from 06:30am. There will be a Boat Auction, Sweepstake and Captains briefing on the 26th December 2015 at Forty Thieves Beach Bar, following the Annual Christmas Camel Race.
New website promoting the attractions of Watamu and the surrounding area
Wonders of Watamu is a marketing initiative creating a buzz on social media causing travel media worldwide to turn their attention on Watamu. The dynamic media campaign was created by residents, businesses, and attractions based in Watamu, and developed by international tourism media experts e-Tourism Frontiers . The recently launched online marketing campaign promotes the beauty, activities and accommodation of Watamu and the surrounding region, including the Watamu Marine Park and Reserve, Mida Creek and the Arabuko Sokoke Forest.
Local community working together for the environment
A large number of the Watamu community came together to clean up rubbish that had washed ashore on Watamu Beach.
By far the most numerous were school children, who spearheaded the effort.
It was a blustery and rainy morning, but despte the difficult conditions the kids enthusiatically set to the task, and kept filling sacks full of rubbish. In many cases, the rubbish bags were larger than the children filling them.
The fifth edition of the Watamu Triathlon beckons international visitors, looking for a great adventure, and local residents, wanting a change of pace, alike to experience the ultimate athletic challenge. Set at the Turtle Bay Beach Club, the event will be held from the 21st to the 22nd of April, with online registration open from 1st March to 6th April.
I have always wanted to walk theSabaki River Mouth. I have also always believed in the old adage that if you want to get something done the best way to achieve it is to do it yourself.
The Sabaki River Mouth is where the Athi, Tsavo and Galana rivers that rise and converge in upcountry Kenya ultimately disgorge their heavily silted waters into the coral reef fringed seawater of the Indian Ocean five kilometres north of Malindi. This convergence in turn provides one of the richest feeding grounds for birds in Africa and the Sabaki River Mouth has rightly taken its place as one of the Important Bird Areas (IBA’s) in Kenya.
In October, particularly, the recently arrived Palaearctic migrants waders congregate in their tens of thousands, some before dispersing southwards down the coast, but many are content to winter in this coastal food larder, mingling with the resident herons, egrets, gulls, terns and the numerous other species that frequent the lagoons, reed-beds, and sand-dunes adjacent to the river mouth.