watamu - a paradise for birds

The floral & faunal nature in Watamu in Watamu is biodiverse like no other. Especially birds are richness in species. You can watch, photograph and film birds from sunrise to sunset because of the perfect location of Temple Point Resort between the Indian Ocean and the Mida Creek

The national reservoir of the Mida Creek is a 13km long lagoon. The shores are covered by thick mangrove forests. This tidal wet habitat is home to both resident and migratory birds.

In total more than 250 species can be observed in the creek. Just to name a few: Pelicans, Yellow-billed egrets, Storks, Spoonbills, Flamingos, Plovers and many more.

But not only the Mida Creek is a paradise for birds. The neighbouring Arabuko Sokoke Forest is the last remaining coastal rainforest in East Africa. It is home to more than 230 bird species and also some dozens elephant families.

Of course we offer specialised bird safaris to Amboseli national park or to the Maasai Mara. For more details please write us an email anytime.

mida creek - boardwalk

The curiosity goes both ways!

The curiosity goes both ways!

We offer tours through Mida Creek during low tide and high tide. During low tide you will see birds mostly in the upper zone feeding in the upper zone of the mud flats. During high tide you can see most big birds resting on mangrove branches while flamingos are feeding around the shore.

 

mida creek - canoe tour

A flock of flamingos starting during low tide.

A flock of flamingos starting during low tide.

When the tides are in right, it’s time for unforgettable canoe trips. Let the high tide float you silently into the Creek and the take the low tide back to Temple Point Resort. Discover mangrove channels. Surprise different bird species and enjoy the natural silence of Mida Creek.

 

arabuko sokoke - tour

A splendid specimen of an eagle.

A splendid specimen of an eagle.

Not only is the Arabuko Sokoke Forest very rich in species - some of the 230 bird species even live nowhere else on our planet. It’s only a 20 minutes drive away and one of our guides happily tells you everything about this exceptional national park.

 
 
 
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