Kenya Edition - March 3rd to March 24, 2024
Join us in Watamu, Kenya, where Mara Masai safari meets white sandy beaches for a once-in-a-lifetime remote work adventure!BOOK YOUR TRIP
Join us for a once in a lifetime journey to experience some of the greatest wonders of the world in Kenya. Sea-side views, cultural and community immersions, live musical interludes, paired with the best safari in the world — in short, paradise. Your base will be Watamu, Kenya, a slow-paced village nestled between the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean and the magical mangrove forests on the Mida Creek. What can we say about Watamu? It is a traditional Bantu village, meets little Italy, meets a Swahili Arab haven. It's a place you could never understand until you've waded through its warm waters, heard the call to prayer waft to greet the breathtaking sunrise, licked your fingers after savoring it’s local foods in a beachside hut, wrapped yourself in its colorful wax cloths, and danced the night away to the polyphonic singing of its local people. Nestled on top of a cliff with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the seven little islands of Watamu, our villa is the perfect base for your remote work trip. With nine luxurious rooms, a private pool, a garden, and an expansive outdoor patio, our location is a complete escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. ***Our additional Maasai Mara Safari experience will be happening from March 22nd-24th (the final weekend of the trip). Book a call with a team member today to get all the details. You don't want to miss this one!***
Join the community
Be immersed in local culture and authentic experiences as our community of local musicians, entrepreneurs and leaders can’t wait to share with you meals, laughter and activities each day.
Maasai Mara Safari
Don’t want to leave Kenya without experiencing safari? Luckily for you there’s an optional excursion to the famous Maasai Mara safari at the end of your three weeks in Watamu. Get up close and personal with the Big 5 as well as meeting and supporting the Maasai community, for an unforgettable experience in the Mara. This will be an additional cost & on the final weekend of the trip (22nd -24th March)
Dive into watersports
Watamu, your home for the Kenya Edition, is one of the best places in the world for kitesurfing! Head down to the beach and learn from the best, with expert instructors and boards to rent. If kitesurfing isn't your thing, you can jump on paddleboards, kayas, canoes, or even get your scuba diving certification and scuba dive with our friends at the local turtle conservancy.
Coliving in private accommodation with en suite bathroom
2x yoga classes a week
Curated events itinerary
Idyllic location on the coast of Watamu
Large Communal Kithcen
Local data sims for personal hot spot
Onsite community manager
Excursions (additional cost)
Group family dinners (additional cost)
Airport pickup and drop off
Guest led workshops
Access to private Slack channel with hundreds of worldwide Noma alumni
Access to the whole private villa for our guests
Mutliple working spaces around the property
Not Included In The Price
Food & beverage
King Room, Ground Floor
This characteristic room has a king sized bed on a wooden frame, small table, closet space, ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning and a first floor terrace.
King Room, First Floor (no balcony)
This characteristic room has a king sized bed on a wooden frame, small table, closet space, ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning.
King Room, First Floor (with balcony view)
A spacious, characteristic room equipped with a king sized bed on a wooden frame, an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, and a balcony view.
Deluxe Room, Ground Floor
This deluxe private room features a king sized bed on an artful cement frame, en-suite bathroom, a small desk, air conditioning, and first floor balcony/terrace. The room fully embraces the swahili architecture with mangrove ceiling beams and whitewashed walls.
Family Room, Ground Floor
The same as our Deluxe room, with two extra bed or seating areas. The room includes an en-suite bathroom, large closet space, air conditioning and fully embraces the swahili architecture with mangrove ceiling beams and whitewashed walls.
King Room, Penthouse with large terrace
This deluxe room features a king size bed on an artful cement frame, a small table, closet space, ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and balcony. The room fully embraces the swahili architecture with mangrove ceiling beams and whitewashed walls.
Your accommodation for the trip
Noma's Kenya Edition Villa
Join us in August for an unforgettable remote work experience at our stunning Villa in Watamu, Kenya. Perched atop a cliff with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the 7 little islands of Watamu, this luxurious villa features nine spacious rooms, a private pool, a garden, and an expansive outdoor patio perfect for work and relaxation. You'll have access to a quiet beach spot via a tunnel hewn from the rock, making it the perfect place to take a break and soak up some sun. With classy furnishings, artistic decor, and the sound of the waves, SabaSaba provides the perfect escape for remote workers looking to balance productivity and relaxation.
Bring a go with the flow attitude
Watamu means land of the sweet people in Swahili. This name exemplifies it’s meandering and peaceful vibe, and is one of the most beautiful coastal villages in the world. Things might not always go exactly as planned, but we can assure you, the beauty of the land will support you to embrace the natural spontaneity and joyousness of the people.
Do you have heavy bandwidth requirements?
With Watamu being on a peninsular, sometimes we experience power outages. Due to this, we always provide personal data hotspots to ensure you're covered in the case of dropouts. If you have the type of job that requires uninterrupted super fast connection for the whole work day, then perhaps one of our other locations would be better suited for you. An alternative we suggest If you have heavy bandwidth requirement and need a strong direct line from the modem to your laptop we recommend bringing an ethernet cable and adaptor for your laptop.
You'll Be Staying Here
A beautiful hilltop villa with private pool, gardens and spacious living, lounging and working areas.
What are the working spaces like?
There is a large coworking table on the property, as well as desks in rooms to work from, for more privacy.
How fast is the Wifi?
There is 50-100mps covering the villa. The wifi is strong. however dropouts may occur due to the resort being on a peninsular.
We provide local data personal data sims to ensure that you can stay connected during calls and offsite.
If you require strong, uninterrupted connection for the full work day, then perhaps another one of our Noma locations would be better suited to you.
What is the COVID 19 policy in the country?
Visitors without a vaccine certificate must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Foreign visitors should take the PCR test no more than 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
How can I do my laundry?
There is an onsite laundry service, or multiple locations around town that can do your laundry if you opt for this.
Can I cook my own food?
Yes there is a communal kitchen onsite as well as a restaurant.
What is a typical week?
A typical week in Watamu is a great mixture of productivity and focused work hours, wellness, skill sharing and letting loose on the weekends with fun nights out. Expect weekend excursions like boat trips, cultural immersions, nature walks, beach visits.
How many people are on the trip?
9 people will be on this Kenya Edition if all single.
Do we need to attend all events?
No! None of the events are compulsory. We include events that suit everyone and help to create bonds within the community. We suggest that everyone attends the family dinner as its a great way to meet the whole group and welcome any new arrivals, but you can opt out if you'd like.
Do I need a job to come?
Yes you do need to be working on a project or your job to join. We are a community that host and facilitate remote workers all around the world bringing a change to their 9-5 work schedule.
What flights are needed to get there?
The closes airport is Malindi which you can fly into from major international airports Nairobi and Mombasa.
How about local transportation?
There are tuktuk and boda (motorcycle) drivers available all over town and can be arranged for you to get around. They are super affordable and safe.
Where is the nearest hospital/medical centre
There are doctors in Watamu town (5 minutes from Temple Point) and the hospital is in Malindi, approx 30 minute drive away.
What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancellation of reservations or portions of reservations MUST be received in writing.
● 45 days or more prior to arrival = 100% refund of deposit, less 20% cancellation fee + US$100 processing fee.
● 0 - 45 days prior to arrival = No refund
● No show = No refund
● All shared accommodation is non transferable
Due to the above it is HIGHLY recommended that all clients purchase “trip cancellation insurance” in order to cover a possible cancellation of 45 days or less of your itinerary.