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Mida Creek, Watamu

4.6
#1 of 16 in Nature in Coast Province
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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  • We were at Mida Creek during a blue Safari and loved it. The atmosphere is very nice. being surrounded by mangroves has that magical. The canoe ride costs 500 shillings (less than 5 euros) and lasts half an hour in which a guide (ours was Great Eyes, nice guy!) explains a few things about the mangroves and the surrounding villages! Super recommended tour!
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  • Fantastic and exciting canoe ride among the mangroves. You can also choose the boat ride. Perhaps less exciting but quieter
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  • The locals are friendly, food is awesome, it is a beautiful place. I came back and enjoyed the experience.
  • Very impressed by locals who initiated this to save the environment. There are fun activities to do here, I enjoyed board walking in particular.it seems like I was walking on the mangrooves.especially the shaky part of the board as it started swinging in the wind. It made my adrenaline running It was a wonderful experience .
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