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Mwamba Field Study Centre sits on a serene part of Watamu Peninsula with a dazzling sandy beach just in front of Watamu Marine National Park. Besides research and conservation projects, mwamba offers full board accommodation and camping services at affordable prices. It is a unique place that offers guests an opportunity to interact with the conservation work that we are doing.


Mwamba office block.

Mwamba is strategically located for both terrestrial and marine research projects. The nature trail comprises a variety of trees and is home to birds, Sykes monkeys, Sengi, reptiles, amphibians and insects. We do bird ringing every couple of weeks. Scholars who stay at Mwamba also have an opportunity to do studies on our project sites including Mida Creek and Dakatcha Woodlands where we own a sizeable parcel of a Cynometra forest. Our marine scientists have a boat and a wet lab for aquatic research. We have a conference room located in a conducive part of the nature trail which is ideal for lectures and presentations.


A student doing research in the nature trail.

Mwamba guest house has spacious self-contained rooms with free WIFI internet. Our cuisine comprises delicious meals prepared with an African touch. Guests can also order supplementary meal packages of choice from our restaurant. Our guests can have a great time snorkeling, playing volley ball on the beach, swimming, doing low-tide rock pooling or reading fascinating books from our library.


A guest room at Mwamba.


A view of the Mwamba beach from a rooftop.