Local Ocean Conservation, Watamu

4.5
#11 of 36 in Parks in Coast Province
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
Learn about the rehabilitation of turtles at Local Ocean Conservation, run by an experienced team of conservationists. Get up close to the endangered creatures and learn all about the efforts made here to provide them with a safe environment. Put Local Ocean Conservation and other Watamu attractions into our Watamu day trip tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Local Ocean Conservation is a place run by an NGO. It features an exhibition, a guided tour and a rescue center for sea turtles that were injured or are sick. Here they are helped until being ready.....  more »
  • Nice place and guide but not for a group of adults. Good family activity for the kids. They seem to do a good job with the turtles!  more »
  • We loved the turtle hospital! The tour that explains their operations is very interesting. The team seems to be very professional (e.g., they track their results very rigorously on a visual board...  more »
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  • Good experience for both adults and kids... learn a lots about sea turtles. Do not expect to see a turtle everytime you go there as it's mainly a hospital for turtles and protection of the eggs to be able to have a chance to go to maturity. They work hard to protect those animals and also educate people. Good job. 👍
  • It's so great that this place exists. Absolutely must see. Truly meaningful job.
  • Local group that rescues and rehabilitates turtles - injured or caught up in fisherman's nets. You can visit their facilities for a very informative tour and learn about turtles, their place in the food chain and lifecycle, and see their turtle hospital (although be prepared there won't always be turtles onsite). The group is also involved in an incredible array of conservation and education efforts - from beach cleanups, to school visits, recycling, and helping protect local nests. Great organization - visit and donate. You can give them your phone number and for a small donation they will let you know about any releases happening while you are in town. Note you should call ahead to schedule/confirm your visit.
  • Amazing conservation programs going on here.......Sea turtles rescue operations, mangrove restoration programs among other conservatory day to day activities including sea profiling
  • Doing great work. We learnt a lot from the person giving the tour and enjoyed the beautiful garden.

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