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Take a canoe ride through the mangrove banks of Mida Creek, a large saline lagoon and tidal creek merging with a huge mangrove forest. This UNESCO-listed biosphere reserve provides a safe haven for national waterfowl and a number of migratory species, including large flamingos and crab-plovers, greenshanks and sacred ibises. Spanning 1,600 hectares (3,954 acres), these wetlands feature 11 types of seagrass and 33 seaweed species, as well six varieties of mangrove. Follow the long boardwalk deep into the forest and take a dip in one of the lagoons surrounded by dense vegetation. Plan your Mida Creek visit and explore what else you can see and do in Watamu using our Watamu online trip itinerary planner.
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My partner and I was here from 29th April n spent two nights. I had the best time of my vacation. Delicious and fresh food, beautiful sunset and sunrise views, free available boat rides to watamu...
My partner and I was here from 29th April n spent two nights. I had the best time of my vacation. Delicious and fresh food, beautiful sunset and sunrise views, free available boat rides to watamu... more »
Make sure you wear appropriate shoes since in order to really look at birds, which was our objective, you need to go onto the salt flats, which are wet and soggy. It is worth taking a guide which can.... more
Make sure you wear appropriate shoes since in order to really look at birds, which was our objective, you need to go onto the salt flats, which are wet and soggy. It is worth taking a guide which can.... more »
So it was an Easter weekend... had a nice time ... though I went in the afternoon around 12 so the water wasn't around alot,I'll suggest if you have to visit its better morning hours and evening .... Board walking was quite an experience... while the most overhyped area is what they call "garden of eden". The food there was amazing.... I tried there Ugali fish with sauce on the side... Amazing... Its a nice place to visit... Coming back again to see the birds
Stretching inland from the sea into Arabuko Sokoke Forest is one of Watamu’s true hidden treasures: Mida Creek, a broadwater tidal creek surrounded by extensive mangroves and lined with palms.This 32km2 creek has wide, healthy beds of seagrass and coral, home to many species of fish and feeding sea turtles, while in the mangroves smaller streams and inlets provide a refuge for crabs and birdlife. Mida is a stopover point for many migratory birds and an essential protected area for their survival. This makes it one of the most important and beautiful natural attractions on the Kenyan coast.
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