Mida Creek
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The Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve was established in 1968, making it, together with the Malindi Marine National Park, one of the oldest marine parks in Africa. In 1979, UNESCO defined the Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve, which includes within it the Malindi National Park and Reserve and the Watamu Marine National Park. In 2019, the biosphere reserve was enlarged to 487,278 hectares and now includes the former reserve and Arabuko Sokoke Forest under the name Malindi Watamu Arabuko Sokoke Biosphere Reserve. A variety of activities such as canoe rides and walks along the boardwalk through mangrove forests can be enjoyed in the reserve. There are also accommodations and local restaurants.
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  • Katheryn C
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful mangrove forrest
    beautiful, wide creek surrounded by mangrove forrest. I arranged a kayak trip through Watamu Treehouse. Lots of side canals to explore. They also have a Mida Creek float on the full moon that looks amazing.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Rick F
    Exeter, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Absolutely, Amazing Experience on Captain Sammy Dhow!
    What an absolutely, amazing experience! After struggling to organise a sunset cruise on a dhow on Mida Creek, Watamu (virtually all the other operators were only interested in large groups and were very offhand the moment we said it was for a party of two) we were advised to contact Laeti as she owns the Captain Sammy dhow. We are so glad we did! Right from our first contact with her, nothing was too much trouble (even arranging the Kenyan Wildlife Service passes for us.) And once on the dhow, with just my wife and I as passengers, the first class service continued. Captain Dire and David made sure that we had everything we needed from food, drink and even supplying a Bluetooth speaker so we could listen to our own music. The food was outstanding - simply cooked but very, very tasty and absolutely delicious. Even if we had been a party of eight, we wouldn't have been able to eat all of it. If you are wanting a very personal experience with first class service and a crew that wish to make your evening perfect, then I absolutely recommend Captain Sammy.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 9, 2023
  • Vivian P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Watamu
    We arrived at this little oasis after Diani Beach. What a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle. This eco friendly hotel is quietly tucked away off the beaten track and expertly managed by Marion and her fantastic staff. We enjoyed the scenery, food and paddling through the mangroves. And in between we thoroughly enjoyed the salt water swimming pool.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 4, 2024
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stefania s
Rome, Italy167 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
So boring to be for about 4 hours sitting on the downi doing nothing. We have just spotted a few birds and at the very end, the sunset (not a special one). They didn't offer us the so-called snack. The only drink available was a little bottle of water, warm, and a lukewarm coke. Do not waste your money, stay on the beach
Written October 26, 2023
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Vivian P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We arrived at this little oasis after Diani Beach. What a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle. This eco friendly hotel is quietly tucked away off the beaten track and expertly managed by Marion and her fantastic staff. We enjoyed the scenery, food and paddling through the mangroves. And in between we thoroughly enjoyed the salt water swimming pool.
Written February 4, 2024
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Katheryn C
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
beautiful, wide creek surrounded by mangrove forrest. I arranged a kayak trip through Watamu Treehouse. Lots of side canals to explore. They also have a Mida Creek float on the full moon that looks amazing.
Written August 3, 2023
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Steve S
Bognor Regis, UK755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
beach boys at tbbc Dennis looked after us very well food at waka waka island the best in kenya must go and do
Written June 14, 2014
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Liesel81
Munich, Germany639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
Took a boat cruise on the creek and then watch the sunset afterwards amazing. I loved it. Definitely recommended.
Written May 11, 2021
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WMonicah
Nairobi Region, Kenya139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
We took a boat tour to mida creek, reroute we enjoyed dolphin viewing and a bit of snorkelling.

But the lunch at the creek was the icing on the cake..the crew grilled fresh seafood served with cold drinks and we had a chance to explore the creek on canoe ad get interesting facts from the fishermen . It was good fun for everyone. We booked our tour through Jerry +254725817318
Written June 27, 2019
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Lisa N
Boston, MA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a must visit; if in the local hotels ask to be taken by car or local tuk tuk to the Mida creek .. set on the edge of indian ocean n mangrove forest of Arabuko sokoke its breathtaking at sunset... inexplicably beautiful theres a board walk thats enchantingly serene to walk on..
Written February 20, 2019
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daisy d
Kiambu, Kenya47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
Hats off to the chef. Try the sea food platter if you can. You shan't be disappointed. Grilled chicken was also quite tasty. The food takes a little while to prepare but it well worth the wait.
Written November 26, 2016
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Vince C
Cheshire, UK175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
Ask a local fisherman to take you fishing then give him half the catch and take the rest back to the hotel and get the Chef to make fish and chips 'the English way' You wont get a better meal.
Written July 23, 2014
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Sophie U
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We are a family of five people who went on the tour end December 2021. We really enjoyed the tour and we especially enjoyed being taken on the tour by Hassan. He was an excellent guide who really had lots of knowledge and interest in the flora and fauna. He was also very positive and kept everyone in a good spirit, especially our seven year old who kept singing/making the same noises as Hassan for the rest of our trip. Hassan took off before we were able to tip him for his excellent guiding but we would like to recommend him and the tour here instead.
Written January 13, 2022
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