Expand your horizons,
discover natural wonders in Watamu
Although you might not want to leave Treehouse, we suggest you try out some these energizing and safe adventures in Watamu:
Mida Creek Nature Reserve
Mida Creek is one of the richest jewels in the Watamu area, and some of the most unique activities are our guided trips in Mida – on Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP), walking, swimming or floating with the tides. The best ways to explore the creek - peacefully paddling and swimming in unspoiled nature. And you get a good workout too!
Stand-Up Paddleboard Trips (SUP)
Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) are a great way to see Watamu, get somewhere, and get in touch with your abdominal muscles! We design our trips so you ‘go with the flow’ - aided by the tides and the winds. So absolute beginners can do it.
For all levels of paddling experience … we have fast kayaks, stable kayaks and double kayaks so you can even sit in the front and be paddled by one of our guides. You can kayak the length of Mida Creek, enjoy sundowners or the moonrise on the water, or even paddle into town for a morning coffee.
Mida float and nature walk
Our most popular activity, but it only happens a few days a month! Just after full moon or new moon – during the spring tides – you have a tidal situation where water rushes out of Mida Creek and out to the sea - very quickly. You can join us for a ‘float’ – where you enter the water in a small channel in the mangroves and float with the outgoing tide….. In 2018, the Kenya Tourism Board / Expedia included the Mida Float with Treehouse in “The Ultimate 5 day Itinerary for Kenya”
Nature and cultural walks
Explore the back-roads of Watamu with a local guide and learn about the Watamu village way of life. Have you ever climbed a coconut tree? Do you know how local coconut palm leaves are used to make roofs so strong they withstand storms? Or why locals have the strongest whitest teeth even though most of them don’t own toothbrushes?
Snorkelling & dolphin boat
All year round you can snorkel at the Coral Gardens almost directly in front of Treehouse. And at certain times of year, you can go looking for dolphins. Treehouse guides will take you snorkelling by kayak, paddleboard, swimming - or you can go on a boat. You will see thousands of colourful fish and other interesting aspects of nature.
Yoga on SUPs
This activity includes a yoga class taught on a SUP (stand up paddleboard). It takes place either in the ocean or in Mida Creek, depending on the conditions, and is usually combined with a SUP trip. No experience in SUP or Yoga are required to do this activity. A sense of balance is good but a sense of humour is better.
The largest stretch of dry coastal forest remaining in Eastern and Southern Africa, covering an area of 420km2, Arobuko-Sokoke comprises an ecosystem of great diversity, containing many rare species of birds, butterflies, amphibians and plants. introduction to the forest, a series of walking and driving through the forest to look for birds, insects, trees and larger mammals. Treehouse’s Arabuko tri takes approximately 3-4 hours
Trips to Crab-Shack
The Crabshack is a favourite destination of our guests. The restaurant - run by the Mida Creek Conservation Community - sits on the edge of the mangroves on Mida Creek. The unique experience includes a boardwalk over the mangroves, excellent fresh seafood from the creek and an ideal place for viewing the sunset. Treehouse guests can get there by kayak, SUP or walking - or use a Tuk Tuk.
Sundowners with a view
Treehouse guests have a number of great places to experience the sunset, including their rooms. The yoga room - the highest point in Watamu - is top of the list. Or on the water at the end of a paddleboard or SUP Trip. On the right day you can combine sunset with a moonrise and paddle home in the moonlight.
Walks or Runs
If you are a walker or a runner, we are happy to take you on some of our favourite tours - or give you directions if you prefer to explore on your own. Our favourite walks/runs:
At sunset through the coconut plantations and villages to end up on a quiet cove beach for sundowners over the water
Magical walks through the mangroves - ending up in the creek or the Crabshack restaurant
Walks in the forest nearby, making sure you steer clear of elephants
5.5 Km all on the beach to town for a coffee / gelato