Rekawa Turtle Watch
The southern golden beaches of Rekawa are known to attract several endangered species of sea turtles; which include loggerhead, hawksbill, olive ridley, green and leatherback turtles. These five species make their way to the stretch of untouched beach in Rekawa to lay their eggs before heading back to the ocean.
Saving an Endangered Species
The Rekawa Turtle Watch is a conservation project which aims at protecting the nesting sites, thereby ensuring the eggs hatch safely and the baby turtles can return home. Travellers can embark on a turtle watching excursion in the evenings, between 8:30 pm and 11:30 pm, to catch a glimpse of turtles laying their eggs.
The best season for turtle watching in Rekawa is between the months of April to July, where approximately 5-15 turtles visit the beach each night. Keep in mind that this is not always a guarantee and the numbers may dwindle based on various factors that include, but are not limited to, excessive noise or light pollution on the beach. At the conservation site, do remember to adhere to the general rules as instructed, which include restrictions on touching the turtles, flash photography and torches. While there are no entrance fees, donations are always encouraged as they help support the project’s conservation efforts.