Zawadi Residence is proud to offer all its guests a wide range of excursions in Kenya,

relying on the best local Operators


Safari is a safe experience, suitable for the whole family, provided that you rely on trustwhorthy travel agencies, able to sort out shortly problems in case of an emergency.

Safari, in Kiswahili language, means journey: in this case we are talking about a journey in the savannah, where you can spot wild animals and their daily routine.


(Hippo- Kiboko, Elephant-Ndovu, Crocodile-Mamba - ,
Giraffe - Twiga, Lion – Simba, and many others).

Your driver and guide will help you to sight wildlife and teach you about animal’s habits and behaviour.

It’s not every day you can observe a elephant herd few metres away, or to watch a lion or a giraffe next to your vehicle.


Organizziamo escursioni alla ricerca di luoghi incantevoli lungo la costa, in taxi per i luoghi lontani e con i simpatici TukTuk o con i Bajaji per raggiungere i luoghi più vicini.

Alcune delle nostre proposte
Laguna delle Mangrovie

Un luogo da non perdere è la riserva naturale del creek,a circa 20 minui da Zawadi Residence.

Ci si arriva con i simpatici tuk tuk , attraversando villaggi tipici ghiriama fatti di fango e makuti,scuole affollate di bambini,alberi di palma da cocco, fino ad aprirsi la spettacolare laguna.

Il paesaggio del creek cambia continuamente con il salire e scendere delle maree,facendo emergere e poi scomparire le grandi radici delle mangrovie come fossero tante gambe pronte a muoversi!! Arrivati alla laguna è possibile vedere i piccoli granchi violinisti con una sola lunga chela, eleganti uccelli acquatici, ed i pescatori nelle loro canoe scavate in un tronco.

Camminerete su un suggestivo e lungo pontile di legno costruito sull’acqua che vi porterà alle palafitte dove potrete prendere un aperitivo con le tipiche e gustose samosa ripiene di polpa di granchio gigante davanti ad un magico tramonto o,su prenotazione,una deliziosa cena a lume di candela.


Mangroove Lagoon by motorboat

Leaving from Zawadi Residence you will reach the bay  by tuk tuk after 20 minutes. Here the captain with a motorboat will be waiting for you, and you will start an amazing tour within the lagoon among its islands teeming with a huge number of birds, such as kingfisher, ibis, herons, storks, spoonbills and, if you are lucky you will see the fish eagle.  Among channels and mangrooves, you will reach the sandy place where groups of flamigos stay (only during some specific months of the year). While you are coming back , you will be able to observe a thrilling sunset, enjoying a fresh drink and cassava chips, ready to come back to the Residence by tuk tuk. Or you may decide to go to the stilts and have your dinner.


The holy books say that Creation took 6 days, but it seems that God, after resting on 7th day, resume its work at Marafa, in order to create the hell on hearth.

Marafa Canyon, called Devil’s kitchen as well, is one hour from Malindi, on Lamu road.

The route is suggestive, the road is made by red soil and twists among villages, acacia woodlands, and grasslands.

It ends into a spectacular place where, actually, nobody wanted to live, a part from Devil, a local guide, born and lived there for 33 years.

You could walk down inside the canyon, waiting for the sunset, when the rocks seem to inflame becoming one with the sky colors.

Blue Safari

Indian Ocean is well known for its warm and clear waters which change color according to the tides, abundant of fishes. Blue Safari starts by motorboat with a clear bottom, sailing along white long beaches, atolls and creeks.

The boat will stop within the Marine Park for snorkling , giving you the opportunity to spot colorful fishes and the ocean floor, before to leave again to the atoll where you will enjoy an excellent lunch with lobsters, prawns, fish, octopus and coconut rice.

You can choose to have lunch on Waka Waka island, within mangroove lagoon, or on a small sandy atoll called Sardegna 2, which emerges with low tide.

You will come back in the afternoon.



Gede Ruins

Gede or Gedi (from Oromo dialect “precious”) is an ancient islamic town dated back to XIII century and situated in the Arabuko Sokoke forest, 4 km from Watamu and 20 Km from Malindi.

Gede Ruins are an unsolved mistery, even today: after several researches nobody is able to say with certainty what really happened to its inhabitants. Gede is not mentioned in any written report, either arab or Portuguese, of that period.

The lost town of Gede was an arab-swahili settlement including more than 2500 inhabitants. We know that the town was setted in the XIII century by the objects unearthed in several excavations.

The site was inexplicably abandoned twice: around 1500 and definitely in the course of 1700, even if there are no signs of conflicts or pestilences, such as to assume a double and sudden evacuation.

After all, the ruins have been covered by the lush vegetation and the site remained hidden from human sight until 1920.



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