More about getting to Hemingways :
Apparently an international airport is currently being built but for now, Malindi is an easy one hour flight from Nairobi. We flew 540 airlines but you could choose Air Kenya from Wilson airport instead. Or if you are lucky enough to know someone with their own plane take that, as it seems a popular option judging by the number of private aircraft on the field!
We flew Emirates from Dubai to Nairobi and that was an easy 4 hour 10 minute flight. Nairobi has a temperate climate and is only one hour behind Dubai.
A tip about rooms :
My tip would be to opt for the newer rooms on the ground floor near the bar with doors that open straight out onto the sea and you can look forward to waking up to a delicious view of tiny boats bobbing along next to giant turtle shaped rocks. Let time stand still for a few moments and then force yourself to have a swim in the sea and pool before ordering fresh fish cakes for breakfast.
More about the Dhow Cruise :
The Mida Creek area in Watamu is home to 6 out of 8 of Kenya’s mangrove species, as well as abundant birdlife. The area covers 32 square km and the Dhow Cruise starts at Hemingways own private boatyard. The cruise itself takes a leisurely 2 hours from start to finish and you can watch the sky change colour over time from brilliant blue to calming night violets with sprinkles of stars.
Hemingways Watamu Kenya.
[email protected] (ask for Melinda Rees )
Their big game fishing site is www.big-gamefishing.net Do mention Monica from www.doindubai.com when you book.
Do leave me a comment if you need to know about anything else and let me know if this post has inspired you to go to Hemingways in Watamu.
Hemingways fishing centre | Mida Creek Drive | Postal Address: P.O Box 267 – 80202 – Watamu, Kenya | Tel: (254) 042 2332724/0722 205917/0733 411112 | Fax: (254) 042 2332256 | Email: [email protected] |
Another tip, I haven’t been but have heard great things about Hemingways camp in the Mara, Ol Seki