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March 2014 News

News from March 2014

Jambo! Here I am again to tell you some news from Watamu area.

After 30 years, the Safari Rally is passing again through Malindi. The Safari Rally is a rally race held in East Africa. It was first held in 1953 as a celebration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1960 it was renamed the East African Safari Rally and kept that name until 1974, when it became the Safari Rally.

The event was part of the World Rally Championship calendar for many years until being excluded after 2002 (due to lack of funding and organisation) until this year. It’s a great opportunity for people in Watamu area thanks to lots of tourists arriving from all over the world to watch it. (pic 1,2)

Touristic high season seems already finished: after Christmas and New Year holiday period, less tourists are arriving. Hotels and resorts are half-full and local shopkeepers are complaining because lots of goods remain unsold and no more bought by restaurants and hotels.

Luckily enough still some tourists are coming and I had the opportunity to bring some Italian tourists to Safari Blue (we were very lucky to spot lots of dolphins, ball fish and lots of other very hungry coloured fishes- pic 3,4,5) and to Tsavo east for a 2 days safari (pic 6,7,8).

 And last but not least a very good news: Kenya has been voted as Best Safari destination for 2013 during the World Travel Awards (pic9)…so come and visit us…Kenya is awaiting you all :-)




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