Malaika Beach Villas - Resort in Watamu, Kenya

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MIDA CREEK WATAMU

Mida Creek is a broadwater tidal creek surrounded by extensive mangroves and lined with palms. It’s better to explore Mida by boat, on a cruise through the creek while the sun goes down.
If you are interested in kayak the creek is the perfect place with endless small channels and passages through the mangroves to explore where kingfishers hunt in the shallow waters and fish eagles perch in the overhead trees.
Mida Creek is a natural entrance in the coast about 5 km deep south of Watamu which stands out from the surrounding nature for a completely different fauna and flora creating a unique ecosystem.
Mida Creek has been designated by UNESCO as Biosphere Reserve, because it is here that one of the largest mangrove ecosystems in the world is preserved: there are nine types, with thirty-three species of algae. With the Arabuko Sokoke forest, Mida Creek has been designated the second largest ornithological reserve in Africa.
A research indicated that the mangrove forest and other marine resources are a great economical, ecological and environmental resource for the local village communities.
The forest provides construction timber for houses and boats, firewood and coal.
Minor uses of mangrove products include medical and pharmaceutical applications, tanning material and furniture production.
Today, 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 large 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 small islets. Mida Creek is home for many fish species and a feeding site for sea turtles.
Moreover it has been designated by UNESCO as Bird International Zone, sixty-five species of birds live there, some are settled other are nomads, storks, herons and you can find pink flamingos.
There are several ways to visit Mida Creek.
On a boat, crossing these channels to discover the vast multitude of birds that inhabit the surrounding jungle.
Alternatively you can visit the lagoon on foot, walking along the bridge, which cross a part of the lagoon and which is not by chance called the Indiana Jones bridge.
The lagoon is also an incredible destination for kayak and canoe, with endless small canals and passages through the mangroves to explore. You can also take a paddle board.
Mida Creek is around Watamu area and it’s only 30 minutes away from the resort.
Our resort is located in a very strategic position so you can reach several places in a short time! Check other excursion we can arrange for you!

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What is Mida Creek?

Sea creek with many mangroves, where many species of birds live and depending on the period the fortune of encountering pink flamingos, eagles, and other species of birds depends on the period.

Crab shak?

You can visit Mid Creek in two ways, either by visiting the beautiful Crab shak restaurant with excellent crab samosas with a view for an unforgettable sunset and canoe trips, or directly to the park.

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