Kenya Edition- September 8th to 29th, 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
Embark on a unique journey to discover Kenya's wonders in March. Enjoy sea-side views, cultural immersions, and the world's best safari — a paradise experience. Your haven is Watamu, Kenya, a serene village between the Indian Ocean's waters with white sandy beaches and enchanting mangrove forests on Mida Creek. Watamu is a blend of a traditional Bantu village, little Italy, and a Swahili Arab haven. It's a place of warm waters, calls to prayer at sunrise, savoring local foods by the beach, vibrant wax cloths, and dancing under the stars to polyphonic local tunes. Close to Watamu town and some of the peninsula's best beaches, the Baobab villas boast a pool, private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped shared kitchens and multiple breezy terraces to work and play from. ***Our additional Maasai Mara Safari experience will be happening from September 27th-29th (the final weekend of the trip) in NAIROBI (you will be taking a flight from Malindi to Nairobi, and departing from there). 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? Lucky 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 (27th -29th September) and will require a flight from Malindi to Nairobi, where you will depart from.
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
Local data sims for personal hot spot
Large communal kitchen
Onsite community manager
Airport pickup and drop off
Guest led workshops
Excursions (additional cost)
Group family dinners (additional cost)
Access to the whole private villa for our guests
Mutliple working spaces around the property
Access to a private Slack channel with over 700+ worldwide members
Not Included In The Price
Food & beverage
Ground Floor Twin Bedroom
This room in a shared villa has two single beds, a sofa area, closet space, private bathroom and air-conditioning. Access to shared kitchen, pool and communal spaces.
Ground Floor King Bedroom
This characteristic room is part of a three bedroom villa on a shared Noma complex. It has a king sized bed on a concrete frame, small table, closet space, ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning and access to the terrace. Access to shared kitchen, pool and communal areas
Private first floor suite
This private suite in a shared villa has a king sized bed, en-suite bathroom, terrace area, and shares a large kitchen, living area and dining room with 2 housemates in the villa. Access to pool and communal areas around the property.
Private first floor suite with kitchenette
This private apartment in a shared villa has a king sized bed, a personal kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, and terrace area. Access to pool and communal areas around the property.
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Your accommodation for the trip
Noma's Kenya Edition Villa
Join us in March for an unforgettable remote work experience at our stunning complex in Watamu, Kenya. This complex of private villas features spacious rooms, a private pool, a garden, expansive outdoor patios perfect for work and relaxation.
Each villa has its own kitchen, living and dining area and each private bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. With classy furnishings, artistic decor, and the sound of the waves, Baobab Village 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.
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.