Mida Creek Boardwalk and Canoa Ride
After a walk trough the mangroove on the unique tibetan bridge we'll cross the mudflats left by the lowering tide, with thousands of little crabs scrambling away from our steps, then we'll finally reach the water and board a traditional dugout canoe. We'll ride as local fishermen do and, with luck on our side, we'll have the chance to enjoy the vibrant bird life of the area with 65 different species populating the generous waters of the creek. After that we'll go deep in the mangrove forest and see the incredible amphibious fishes we call frogfish or mudskipper and the oysters that grow on the roots of these incredible trees.
Now is the moment: the sky turns to beautiful shades of pastel colors while the sun shines on every ripple of the water surface, let's wait till it falls behind the Green Island... and let's go back to the Giriama village where you can refresh yourself with a coconut just picked from the palm or a glass of palm wine.
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What's included :
- Professional Guide
- Entry/Admission - Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek, Malindi Marine National Park Kenya
This is a long tibetan bridge suspended inside the Mangroove trees, we will cross it to reach the lagoon. Just walking on the swinging boards it's a really thrilling experience but you'll also have the occasion to seelot of sea and bird life of the local ecosystem and spot different species of Mangroove. And that's only the beginning of the experience!
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Mida Creek, Watamu Marine National Park, Watamu Kenya
The Creek is a sea inlet about 5 km long. With its shallow fjords, ruled by the tides and protected by a tangle of rhizomes that seem to want to prevent any human passage, this marine lagoon, a comfortable bed of aquatic plants (of the genus Posidonia) and corals, is a labyrinth of waterways where the Indian Ocean is wedged forming several islets. Mida Creek is home to many fish species and a feeding site for sea turtles. The warm and shallow waters, as well as the silt areas are habitats for millions of snails, crabs and all sorts of other creatures, as well as a refuge of many migratory birds that come from Europe and the Middle East.
Sixty-five species of birds, storks, herons, pink flamingos, marsh waders, marabou, eagles, kingfishers, the sacred ibis, like an apparition appearing among the bizarre vegetation.
Reaching the water during the low tide you'll walk onto the sea bed and numerous varieties of echinides (starfish) and crabs will emerge along with crustaceans with unexpected colors and shapes.
Mida Creek has been designated by UNESCO as Bird International Zone and Biosphere Reserve, and it's the the second largest ornithological reserve in Africa.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Mida creek nature camp, 60 gede Watamu KE, Kenya
Traveler pickup is offered
Meeting point for this activity is at Mida Creek Nature Camp, but we can pick you up anywhere in the Watamu area for an additional sum.
Departure Time :11/21/2019 - 11/19/2021
Monday - Sunday: 06:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.