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DESTINATIONS

Fishing and safari in East Africa

Welcome to East Africa

Idyllic coastline, world class big game fishing, highland trout fishing, and spectacular safari destinations.

Lamu Archipelago

Discover Lamu, Shela, Manda, and Kiwayu and fish the Sailfish hot spot close offshore

Tsavo

Big game, wilderness safari only 2 hours from Watamu

Watamu and Malindi

Black, blue and striped marlin, gateway to Kenya's best game fishing

Aberdares

Clear mountain streams for fun trout fishing

Shimoni, Wasini, Funzi

Striped Marlin fishing in the Pemba Channel, fun inshore creek fishing

Mount Kenya

Trout fishing adventure on the iconic Mt. Kenya

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FISHING SAFARIS

One of the best billfish destinations on earth

Fishing safaris on the Kenya Coast

When requested Pete can run fishing safaris from Watamu, either to Lamu on the north coast or Shimoni on the south.

Fishing safaris with Alleycat Fishing are available along the Kenyan coast line. Whether you want to head down south to target the striped marlin run off Shimoni or head north to Lamu or Kiwayu hunting the big black and blue marlin that congregate off the north end of the North Kenya Bank or the vast numbers of sailfish that can be encountered there when conditions are right.

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WATAMU

Watamu

Watamu is situated at the very center of the Kenyan coast line. As soon as you get across Watamu's protective coral reef you are in to some of the best fishing Kenya has to offer. Undoubtedly the most prolific black marlin fishing in Kenya is right there on your door step on the Watamu banks or mountains. A little further out (17 miles) you will find the Rips where blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin and sailfish are found in good numbers. Huge numbers of sailfish congregate ten miles north off Malindi and the Sabaki estuary at the right time of year, bringing some amazing fishing, especially for the fly or light line fisherman. Heading south you will find  Wesa and Kilifi that can produce good numbers of game and billfish when conditions are right.

Further out the sailfish fishing can be quite extraordinary in the early part of the season while later at the peak of the marlin season, this is the area that many of the big fish fishermen like to hunt for that chance of a thousand pound  blue or black marlin.
 

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LAMU

Swahili culture, inshore fishing and deep-sea fishing

Lamu

Lamu is an old Arab town steeped in history that is situated on the south end of a archipelago of islands. Further north is the Robinson Crusoe style islands of Kiwayu and Koi.

Lamu is a days fishing north of Watamu and has a number of exciting reasons to try one of these once in a life time trips, the in shore fishing up in these sparsely populated area's can be very rewarding with the chance to fish for bone fish (as seen on the left), mangrove snappers, trevally, barracuda and if your really lucky an African tarpon or pompano.

Further out the sailfish fishing can be quite extraordinary in the early part of the season while later at the peak of the marlin season, this is the area that many of the big fish fishermen like to hunt for that chance of a thousand pound  blue or black marlin.

 

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SHIMONI

Gateway to the Pemba Channel

Shimoni

Shimoni is a day's fishing south from Watamu, at it's best an amazing area for striped marlin, there have been days with over ten striped marlin tagged on a boat and in the deep water between Pemba island and the main land there is always the chance of a blue or black marlin.

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