Much of the world has a very limited view of Africa. When it comes to travel, they usually think of South Africa or safaris. There is not a lot of in between besides what they see in the movies. So one of our aims is to give light to the many gorgeous places that may not be on everyone’s radar. On place in particular, is Watamu, Kenya.

Kenya is usually associated with safaris and not always readily identified as a location with pristine white sandy beaches. There is so much that it has to offer, and it is saddening to know that most people can’t even point it out on a map.

But as you can see in the map above, there’s quite a large strip of Kenya that lines the Indian Ocean. The shores and beaches are absolutely gorgeous, the water pristinely clear blue, aqua and sometimes it has a hint of green. The wildlife is amazing, the turtles a national treasure and one particular place where all this comes together perfectly is in a village of Watamu.

Still not convinced, well, here are 10 reasons that will definitely make you want to commit to taking a trip in the near future. Here are 10 reasons why Watamu, Kenya should be on your bucket list if it is not already on it!

The Sea Turtles!

KENYA, Watamu: In a photograph taken by Make It Kenya 11 December 2015, a Green turtle makes it’s way back to the ocean from a deserted stretch of coastline after being released by a team from the Local Ocean Trust (LOT). The LOT and Watamu Turtle Watch work to protect both the future of sea turtles and the wider fragile marine environment along Kenya’s Watamu stretch of coastline through nest-monitoring and protection of turtle nesting sites, practicing a catch and release program working closely with local fisherman who inadvertently catch sea turtles in the nets, and conservation education and awareness outreach with local communities. MAKE IT KENYA PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

Their Dedication To Sustainable Tourism, A Dream For Every Eco-Tourist!

The PRISTINE Water!

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It’s Covered In Sandy White Beaches!

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It’s The Ideal Spot For A Swim And A Bake In The Sun!

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Enjoy A Hike With A View And Uncover Hidden Gems!

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Lookout For The Beautiful Varieties Of Fish Swimming Around You!

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Eat Your Meal With A View!

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Enjoy The Beauty Of Their Sunsets!

And, Lastly, But Certainly Not Least, Take A Three-Wheeler Tour Through The Village!

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There is so much to do in the beautiful village of Watamu, Kenya. No matter what you decide to do when you get there it is sure to sweep you off your feet. It is a true traveler’s paradise.

If Watamu wasn’t on your radar before, it absolutely is now, and well, we’ll just take this opportunity to say, you’re welcome. With these gorgeous photos, who could ever resist an opportunity to take a trip to this special place!

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