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Mida Creek Boardwalk and Canoe Ride

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2 hours (Approx.)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people




Mida Creek Boardwalk and Canoe Ride

After a walk through the mangrove 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 birdlife 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 coconut just picked from the palm or a glass of palm wine.

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  • Look out for more than 230 species of bird, including endemic Amani Sunbird and Spotted Ground Thrush
  • See the mangroves and mudflats of Mida Creek
  • Spot Waterbuck and Common Duiker


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Stop At: Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek

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 see a lot of sea and birdlife of the local ecosystem and spot different species of Mangroove. And that's only the beginning of the experience! Duration: 10 minutes Admission Ticket Included

Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included

Stop At: Mida Creek

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 for 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 second-largest ornithological reserve in Africa.

Duration: 2 hours
Admission Ticket Free


  • Professional Guide



Tour Features

Free Cancellation
Mobile ticket
Traveler Pickup

Tour's Location

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Where are the departure points?
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 - 1/27/2022
    Monday - Sunday: 06:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transportation Infants must sit on laps

  • Most travelers can participate

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

What is the cancellation policy?
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


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