#KenyaLive plans sea turtle’s-eye view of release into the wild

Hawksbill turtle in Watamu
A Hawksbill turtle makes its way back into the ocean in Watamu, Kenya. (Photo: Stuart Price/Make it Kenya)

Over 250 sick and injured sea turtles have been cared for and released by the Watamu Ocean Trust in Kenya.

Tomorrow (Sunday 17 January), the #KenyaLive project is planning to use the next released turtle to give the world a unique viewpoint of the return to the wild as it will be carrying a camera, allowing it to livestream its journey to viewers worldwide.

This weekend’s live streams from Watamu are designed to encourage visits to the Kenyan coast, which Secretary of Tourism Najib Balala calls “the most accessible holiday of a lifetime.”

The team have been staying at the Medina Palms and have so far been dolphin spotting, snorkelling and enjoyed a brunch at the hotel.

Other planned events include a sunset dhow sail, a treetop yoga display, and a live safari through a local snake farm.

If you have been inspired to visit the coast, check out our list of three places to stay to experience the area for yourself.

You can keep up to date with the latest #KenyaLive news and content and find out how to access their live streams by visiting our dedicated page.