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The Diani Samaki Classic 2015

on Friday, 20 November 2015. Posted in Diani, South Coast, Events, Lifestyle, Fishing, Community

Fishing Competition based out of Forty Thieves

The Diani Samaki Classic 2015

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.

Malindi Farmers Market

on Wednesday, 11 November 2015. Posted in Malindi, Lifestyle, Community

Driftwood Beach Club - November 2015

Malindi Farmers Market

The Driftwood Beach Club in Malinidi have begun an excellent new initiative of hosting a Farmer's Market on the first Saturday of every month in the gardens of the beach hotel.

Wonders of Watamu

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Lifestyle, Community

New website promoting the attractions of Watamu and the surrounding area

Wonders of Watamu

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 Watamuand 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.

Watamu Beach Clean Up

on Saturday, 21 June 2014. Posted in Watamu, Environment, Community

Local community working together for the environment

Watamu Beach Clean Up

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.

Watamu Dhow Race

on Saturday, 28 December 2013. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Dhows and Traditional Boats, Community

Monday 30th December 2013

Watamu Dhow Race

The annual Watamu Christmas Dhow Race will start at 3pm in front of Ocean Sports on Monday 30th December.

Diani 5-a-side Touch Rugby - Registration

on Saturday, 28 April 2012. Posted in Diani, South Coast, Events, Community

Register before 30th May 2012

Diani 5-a-side Touch Rugby - Registration

The Diani Beach 5-a-side Touch Rugby tournament is just around the corner.

Registration ends on the 30th May 2012, a week before the tournament begins on the 7th July 2012.

Watamu Triathlon in April

on Sunday, 05 February 2012. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Lifestyle, Community

Triathletes to Discover Watamu’s Beauty in April

Watamu Triathlon in April

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.

Diani Beach Touch Rugby

on Friday, 11 February 2011. Posted in Diani, South Coast, Events, Community

Diani Beach Touch Rugby

The 2011 Diani Beach 5-a-side Tough Rugby Tournament will be held from 1st to 3rd July.

Team entries close on 30th May 2011 - entry forms can be downloaded from their website.

There are various divisions catering to ladies, gents, mixed teams, and vets (over 40's).

The annual event is held at Forty Thieves Beach Bar - and has been a succesful and fun event since it began in 2009.


Lamu Cultural Festival

on Wednesday, 13 October 2010. Posted in Lamu Archipelago, North Coast, Events, Travel, Community

5th annual festival, Lamu Old Town

This event will be held in Lamu Old Town from Friday 18th November through to Sunday 20th November 2010.

The three day festival celebrates Lamu's rich cultural history.

Lamu Old Town became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2001 and is rated as being one of the best remaining and active examples of a traditional Swahili settlement.

The port of Lamu Old Town is believed to have existed for at least 1,000 years.

Photo of the month - October 2010

on Saturday, 09 October 2010. Posted in Travel, Community

Photo of the month - October 2010

'Sorriso Sincero' by Maja Sekulic.

Sabaki River Mouth Bird Walk

on Monday, 04 October 2010. Posted in North Coast, Environment, Travel, Wildlife, Community

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.

Snake-Bite Seminar, Watamu

on Friday, 01 October 2010. Posted in North Coast, Watamu, Events, Environment, Wildlife, Community

7th International Bio-Ken Snake Bite Seminar - Watamu

The Bio-Ken Snake Farm's Seventh International Snakebite Seminar will be held at Turtle Bay Beach Club in Watamu, Kenya on Saturday 6th of November 2010, starting at 9am. The aims of this seminar are:

1.    To update information on snakebite in Africa.
2.    To review recently published WHO guidelines on Antivenom and snakebite management.
3.    To discuss development of new Antivenoms for Africa.

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