Local Ocean Trust
There are lots of things to keep you busy when you stay in Watamu, one of our favourites is to visit Local Ocean Trust: Watamu Turtle Watch. This is a non-profit organisation committed to the protection of Kenya’s marine environment.Watamu Turtle Watch was started by Watamu residents in 1997 to protect nesting sea turtles and now consists of nest monitoring and protection, a by-catch net release programme and a specialist rehabilitation centre for sick and injured sea turtles.
This organisation is kept alive by donations, so if you have some spare time while you are in Watamu please go and visit the rehabilitation centre and learn more about how you can help endangered sea turtles.
For more information visit their website: www.watamuturtles.com