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Travelling to and from Watamu

Watamu is a small fishing town on Kenya’s north coast.

Fly Nairobi - Malindi
The easiest way to get to Watamu for most visitors is to take a 1 hour flight from Nairobi to Malindi Airport, and then a 30 minutes drive to Watamu. A taxi fare from Malindi to Watamu will cost around 2,000 kshs (around $20). Taxis are available at the airport. As yet, taxi app services such as Uber are not an option in Malindi or Watamu.

Fly Nairobi - Mombasa
Alternatively, for those who may be coming from Mombasa, it takes about 2 and a half hours by road to cover the 100 kilometres distance. A taxi fare from Mombasa to Watamu should not cost more than 5,000/- ($50).

Fly Nairobi - Vipingo
Vipingo has a small airport that is about 2 hours drive south of Watamu

Fly Lamu - Malindi
Flights from Lamu to Malindi take about 20 minutes

A selection of hotels and holiday villas will arrange airport transfers to and from Malindi or Mombasa.

Below are some links to various travel websites for bookings for travel services from Nairobi, Mombasa, Lamu or Vipingo.

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