Kenya, where the blue of the sky contrasts with the deep red earth in its parks, then merges with the turquoise of the clear waters in the Indian Ocean. This is the homeland of “mal d’Afrique”.
Located in a strategic position, the Mawe Resort in Watamu is the ideal base for various activities. Mornings can be spent swimming with colourful fish or friendly dolphins and afternoons give a chance to admire a wonderful sunset in the savanna, backed by the roar of lions.
If you have never visited Kenya, you cannot fully understand the meaning of the word “Safari”. We directly organise Jeep Safaris to Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Shimba Hills and many other destinations, letting our guests personalise the length and route of their safari.
We choose only reliable superior category tent camps and lodges, places and facilities that ensure pure excitement, which will remain in your heart and memory forever.
Romantic candlelit dinners in the middle of the savanna, aperitifs at sunset on hills that offer breath-taking 360° panoramas, night-time safaris...
We are all about everything that is different, our aim is to give you emotions.
We also organise fun, exciting half-day quad trips in the Arabuko Sokoke National Park, just 30 minutes from the Mawe Resort: this fascinating rainforest is the go-to destination for many birdwatchers every year as a huge number of bird species can be spotted here, many of them endemic.
The Arabuko Sokoke National Park is also home to dwarf elephants, monkeys, buffalos and many other animals native to the area.
Almost buried in the thick vegetation here are the Ruins of Gede, the remains of an Arab city dating back to between the thirteenth and seventeenth century. This is one of Kenya’s few historic sites, already been recognised as a National Monument in 1927.
Mawe Resort guests can spend their time doing what they love most. Our sea activities include snorkelling in the Watamu and Malindi Marine Parks, trips to the famous enchanting golden Che Shalebeach and comfortable boat trips to the most beautiful bays in the Watamu district.
We also organise excursions for fans of big game fishing, these being some of the richest waters in the world for this prey.
Other more strenuous sports include kite and windsurfing, the breeze that blows here every day being ideal.
Then there are sunset aperitifs on board a boat on the Mida Creeck, with a good chance of seeing the legendary flamingos take flight as you sip a cocktail and enjoy tasty local specialities in comfort.
Guests can also savour “special” lunches and “exclusive” dinners with our dedicated boat service or directly on the whitest of uncontaminated beaches. We organise half-day or full-day excursions.
Kenya is synonymous with safari…but this also means “Sea Safaris”.
Lapped by the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, not many people know that Kenya boasts the fourth largest coral reef in the world.
With totally uncontaminated stretches, populated by millions of colourful fish, the conformation of this coral reef makes it suitable for scuba divers of any level, starting with shallows of about 12 metres deep through to drop-offs that plunge for more than 40 metres into the blue.
The biodiversity of these waters is very appealing to lovers of macro photography, who will easily encounter frogfish, tripletails, ghost pipefish, variegated nudibranchs and the very rare Holothuria sea cucumber, a true spectacle of nature when it appears before your eyes, inflated in all its elegance.
The waters of Malindi and Watamu are also home to the Caretta Caretta and Green Turtles as this is their habitual reproduction area and there are also many oceanic fish, attracted by the densely populated waters of the marine reserve.
“Special appointments” with the majestic humpback whales from July to October and with whale sharks and manta rays from December to March.
Watamu Marine Reserve is also home, for most of the year, to a large cheerful shoal of bottlenose dolphins and they can easily be seen leaping and racing through these clear waters.
We organise half-day excursions, 2 dives in the morning and back in time for lunch at the resort (a third dive is possible in the afternoon), night-time dives (sea conditions permitting), PADI courses at any level and beginner’s courses for those wanting to experience the underwater world for the very first time.
All this and much more is what this wonderful country has to offer. At the Mawe Resort, we think that “Mal d’Afrique”, when genuine, is an incurable wellbeing.
Kitesurfingwindsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and gymnastics into one extreme sport.
A kitesurfer harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without footstraps or bindings.
We provide kite/windsurfing activities and lessons with certified expert instructors.
The breeze that blows here every day is ideal for this extreme sport.
Do not worry about the difficulty. We provide different levels of lessons, so everyone can do it.