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Mida Creek, Watamu
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Watamu 80202
Coast Province, Kenya
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Mida Creek, part of the Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve, is a mangrove swamp par excellence. This natural labyrinth of tidal mud flats, open shallow waters and mangrove forest is an important feeding ground for indigenous waterfowl and wintering area for migratory waders. What's more, it's an important habitat for a myriad of marine life - crustaceans, invertebrates, turtles and fish. Tour the creek in a dugout canoe. Explore the forest on a hanging boardwalk. Spy on nature at a bird hide. Steal a look at life in a mangrove forest and tidal creek. Spot waders, kingfishers, greater flamingos, and crab plovers. See green turtles, crabs, and giant groupers. Note a variety of fauna. Enjoy a traditional lunch on Kirepwe Island.
Getting There
 
Mida Creek is located in Watamu, Kenya and is situated east of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. The mangrove forest is accessible from the Mombasa-Malindi road.
Getting Around
 
Guided walking tours can be arranged onsite or through Mida Creek Conservation Community. Dugout canoes can be chartered at the boardwalk and Dabaso Landing.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
The boardwalk and bird hide are open daily 6:00 - 18:00. Bird watching is best at incoming tide.
 
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