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Baraka, the local word for joy and well-being, expresses the
flavor of enchantment surrounding this lovely Swahili style home.
The house offers:
- Three luxury, ensuite bedrooms
- Competent staff and chef
- Direct access to snorkeling in Coral Gardens
- Full modern household conveniences
- 360-degree roof views of the sky, sunsets and stars
- A forest setting
- Numerous easy to reach attractions
Whatever the reason, Baraka is certainly an elemental house! Nestled into coastal
forest, home to flashing butterflies, monkeys and miniature antelope, the house
is situated on a pristine beach opposite the famous Watamu National Marine Park,
a venue to some of the finest snorkeling on the East African Coast.
While being within easy reach of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and an excellent
starting point for butterfly and bird watching activities, the house is also only
a five-minute drive away from Watamu village.
Baraka House has three, luxury, double ensuite bedrooms, each with its own private
front and back balconies. There are several comfortable reception areas plus two
roofs; one roof is for stargazing and a second roof comfortably sleeps four people
under mosquito nets, making it viable to house slightly larger groups and families.
Meals can either be provided or self-catered, but in either case a chef is
provided. Specialties include seafood, vegetarian and whole meal health food,
but all tastes are catered to depending on your personal preference. In addition
your cook can make homemade bread, granola, yogurt, cakes and biscuits.
Hiring Baraka House
The house is available to self-catering groups as well as specialized guided
parties. The local supermarket can deliver your kitchen groceries. We can also
help with local excursions.
Additional options at Baraka House
Baraka House has some specialized vacation possibilities organized by a variety
of different group leaders. Some of the options include:
Baraka can host exclusive parties of 4-6 people. This vacation includes all
meals, as well as meeting, and sometimes dining with, an assortment of interesting
local experts and residents, plus surprise mystery tours and picnics to explore
local places. It also includes dhow and fishing days with fresh-caught and coal-cooked
lunch on Mida Creek, as well as snorkeling in the coral gardens, and evening beach
fires with mellow live music amongst other entertainment.
Yoga and Meditation Holidays
These groups are led by experienced instructors, and include sunrise and sunset
yoga workouts, meditation practice, holistic massage, bodywork and health food.
No previous experience or skills are necessary.
Creative Painting Holidays
Instruction and hosting by local artists with the accent on facilitating individual
expression, rather than technical expertise. Different mediums will be introduced
and developed. Workshops will take place in a variety of beautiful natural settings
at home or on safari. This course caters for experienced painters as well as
Meet the animals, plants and marine life of this rich and diverse Kenyan coast.
Learn the customs of the local community. Get a feel for the geology and astronomy
of Watamu. Discover turtles hatching, elephant shrews, lantern lit mangrove villages,
shooting stars, orchids, corals and dolphins . . . and meet the experts who will
introduce them to you.
Don't worry if you are only one person or two. Write to us anyway; if you want,
we will combine you with others. Likewise, if your group is more than six or ten
and you wish to make up a larger group, we can arrange to accommodate you in two