Local Village Activities

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What? Would you like to experience the real Kenya? Would you enjoy an authentic village activity? This is your chance, visit a rural village and immerse yourself into authentic activities.

Where? Neighbouring Watamu – a hidden gem!

When? Anytime! You can choose to do a day trip here or spend a few nights up in a handmade treehouse.

Why? Travelling local opens your eyes up to so much more, learn about the local culture, interact with the people etc etc – make your travels meaningful!

How? Get in touch and we can discuss the different options, this village has a range of different activties, here are just some of them: 

  • Cooking Class
  • Makuti Roof Making Workshop
  • Climbing a Coconut Tree Workshop
  • Canoe Ride, Island Visit, Swim in the Creek
  • Local Fishing 
  • Elephant Pond
  • Gede Ruins
  • Broadwalk through Mangroves
  • Sundowner Bird Spotting


  • Mida Creek, Watamu

Price Includes

  • All Equipment / Materials
  • Local Family Interaction
  • Guides
  • Village Tour

Price Excludes

  • Transport To & Fro
  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses

Impact Created

  • Support LocalThis directly empowers the local community leading to a greater investment into healthcare, education and employment.
  • Mutual LearningHumans from different backgrounds interacting opens up a range of different perspectives which leads to growth for everyone involved.
  • SustainableThis rural village is completely sustainable, with zero waste, local ingredients, conservation and clean energy.
  • Meaningful Travel... when travel enriches your life in some way. This is the perfect experience to create enrichment, memories and go beyond.
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1/2 Day(can be personalised)

  1. Canoe ride with island visit, swimming and lunch.
  2. Local workshops and lunch. 
  3. Cooking class and games.

1 Day(can be personalised)

  1. Makuti roof workshop, coconut tree climbing, village walk, canoe ride with island visit, swimming and lunch.
  2. Cooking class, lunch, local workshops, elephant pond visit.

1 Night, 2 Days(can be personalised)

  1. 1 night stay in the treehouse, 3 meals, makuti roof workshop, coconut tree climbing, canoe ride with secret island visit, elephant pond visit, broadwalk through mangroves and campfire chats.

Can the experience cater to dietary requirements?

Yes, they sure can. We focus on vegetarian food, but all requirements can be catered for. The ingredients used are locally found and fresh.

Should I take anything for the village?

No need, your presence will make their days! Prices for these experiences are super affordable, you can choose to tip at the end of your experience if you wish or teach the kids games / skills. 

Do they know english?

Yes, most of the families english is great and you can easily converse with them in English. P.s. Listen out for Shizzo’s jokes and riddles!

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Solo Traveller

Sham organises everything so beautifully, with really impressive tailor made itineraries. I loved my nights on the Kenyan coast, especially canoeing in Mida Creek! Definitely book with T4P if you can

January 14, 2023


Solo Traveller

Really well organised Dhow Cruise on Mida Creek with a whole boat to ourselves, making it feel extra special, especially when we saw all others packed in with 20 people or more!! Knowledgeable boat staff, Toma and Abdul, who ensured my two boys were comfortable when going for a swim in the creek…experience they loved. Sham communicated all arrangements really well throughout the process and was flexible when needed. Would highly recommend!!

September 16, 2022


Couple Traveller

My girlfriend and I took part in the Mida Creek village experience. We had an amazing time with a local family who welcomed us into their home. We took part in a range of activities including an incredible cooking class that allowed us to learn the local cuisine by educating us on the food, how to prep and cook a traditional meal. The family also provided us with a unique experience by teaching us crafts such as how to weave a roof part found on local houses, how to roast cashew nuts grown on the family trees and how to collect, open and enjoy fresh coconut water. Following this wonderful experience we were given a tour of the local area and the families future projects. We enjoyed lounging on beautifully made hammocks on the coast of the creek. After a little break we took an enjoyable canoe trip across the creek with another couple. We explored islands where the mangroves grew and even had the opportunity to plant our own mangrove tree. We forgot our swim wear unfortunately so we didn’t get in for an evening swim but we would highly recommend bringing some as the water was beautifully warm and looked so refreshing. On our journey back to our final destination we loved seeing the local wildlife and stunning flamingos 🦩 on the peaceful water. I would highly recommend this experience. Don’t forget your swimwear. Thank you travel4purpose, it was wonderful.

April 24, 2022


Group Traveller

The second part of our trip was the village experience that was also organised by T4P and we met the most loving family and spent the entire day with them. We can not recommend T4P more for purpose-led trips that truly provide the best travel experience.

July 8, 2021


Solo Traveller

So glad I got to experience life in the village thanks to T4P, the activities were incredibly fun and I even managed to climb a coconut tree by the end!

June 15, 2021