Birding, Canoe & Mangroves Tour at Mida Creek
The bay of Mida Creek expands across an area of 32km2. It comprises of different types of habitats that are influenced by the tide, for example mud and sand flats, open shallow waters and mangrove forests.
In fact, Mida Creek is part of the most productive mangrove system in the world. For good reason, Mida Creek is recognized as an International Bird Area and together with Arabuko Sokoke Forest is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Mida Creek is not only a paradise for national waterfowls, migrating birds from Europe and Eurasia also find a place to rest during their journey or they choose to stay at Mida Creek over the winter. The mangrove ecosystem provides a perfect habitat for marine life such as shrimps, crabs and other birdlife to survive.
The mangrove tour draws your attention to the six different species of mangroves that grow at Mida Creek and gives information about each of the mangroves species and more about their mangrove afforestation program.
Very famous is the Mida Creek Boardwalk and Bird Hide. The boardwalk is a kind of rope bridge construction leading to a wooden shelter from where you can relax with amazing views and perfectly observe the birdlife of Mida Creek.
The Mida Creek Conservation and Awareness Group started in 2003 with 5 members and was registered as a Community Based Organization in 2004 with 27 members, with 25 men and 2 ladies and currently has about 18 active members.
The group has professionally trained guides who organize individual tours or canoe rides including picnic lunch of traditional Swahili dishes which will be served on one of the romantic islands off the creek.
You can also tour Kirepwe Island where unexcavated ruins can be discovered. It is also recommended to visit the Kenya Wildlife Service Nature Trail on Sudi island.
After the canoe ride, enjoy early dinner made from coconut rice and fresh fish while watching the sunset and sipping palm wine. Contact us via email@example.com today for day excursions to Mida Creek and Watamu.
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