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GK Palms Resort Local mangrove forests and wetlands

The coastal town of Watamu is not just known for its stunning beaches and coral reefs, but also for its incredible mangrove forests and wetlands. These unique ecosystems are home to a variety of plant and animal species and offer a different kind of adventure for visitors to the area. At GK Palms, we’re lucky enough to be located just a short distance from these incredible natural wonders, making them easily accessible to our guests. Here’s a guide to the best ways to explore the local mangrove forests and wetlands.

Kayaking: One of the best ways to explore the mangrove forests and wetlands is by kayak. This allows visitors to get up close and personal with the unique flora and fauna of the area while also enjoying a peaceful and relaxing paddle. At GK Palms, we can arrange guided tours with experienced local guides who can share their knowledge of the area.

Boat Tours: For those who prefer a more relaxed approach, a boat tour is a great way to explore the mangrove forests and wetlands. These tours are usually guided and offer visitors a chance to see a variety of bird species, including kingfishers and fish eagles, as well as monkeys and other animals that call the mangroves home. GK Palms can help arrange boat tours for our guests, so be sure to ask at the front desk.

Walking Tours: For a more land-based exploration of the wetlands, a walking tour is a great option. Visitors can take a guided walk along the raised boardwalks that wind through the mangrove forests, offering a unique perspective on these incredible ecosystems. Our team at GK Palms can recommend the best walking tours in the area.

Fishing: The local wetlands are also a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts, with a variety of fish species found in the shallow waters. Visitors can take a guided fishing tour or rent their own equipment and try their luck on their own. GK Palms can arrange fishing tours for our guests and can also recommend the best spots to fish.

No matter how you choose to explore the local mangrove forests and wetlands, it’s important to remember to respect these delicate ecosystems and the wildlife that call them home. At GK Palms, we strive to promote sustainable tourism and encourage our guests to be mindful of their impact on the environment. So, get out there and explore this incredible part of the world – we know you’ll love it just as much as we do!

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