Watamu History

Watamu, Kenya
Watamu, Kenya
Watamu, Kenya
Watamu, Kenya

 

The current modern Watamu has a young history that can be traced from 1937 when an Irish family, the Flynns, wrecked around Watamu and were washed ashore on the current beach of Turtle Bay and where they lived in an upturned boat.

Back then Watamu was just a forest without population, except for the occasional fishermen from Malindi and Lamu (Bagiuni people, Bajuni in Swahili, Bajuni people descended from intermarriages between Giriama and Arab traders) who occasionally swam to shore when the sea was rough took refuge in thatched huts in Northern previous Beach, near present-day position of Watamu village.

Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park
Tembo Court - Entrance
Tembo Court - Entrance
Tembo Court - Pool
Tembo Court - Pool
Tembo Court - Pool
Tembo Court - Pool
Tembo Court - Restaurant Pool
Tembo Court - Restaurant Pool
Tembo Court - Beach Pool
Tembo Court - Beach Pool
Watamu - Kobe
Watamu - Kobe
Watamu - Papa Remo Beach
Watamu - Papa Remo Beach
Watamu - Ocean Sports
Watamu - Ocean Sports
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Tembo Court - Veranda Apartment
Tembo Court - Veranda Apartment
Tembo Court - Veranda Apartment
Tembo Court - Veranda Apartment
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Tembo Court Beach
Tembo Court Beach
Tembo Court Beach - Low Tide
Tembo Court Beach - Low Tide
Tembo Court Beach - High Tide
Tembo Court Beach - High Tide
Tembo Court
Tembo Court
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