Mida Ecocamp is situated inside the Mida Creek and is a sustainable, community-run camp that offers great campsites and some rooms. Do not expect unnecessary luxury, but a very friendly and authentic accomodation apart from the mass-tourism concrete hotels that pleague the Kenyan coastline. Pitch up your tent in one of the secluded and shady campsites, grab your flip-flops and have a cold beer on the open restaurant platform overlooking the mangroves and the creek - it is amazing.
I do not know about the rooms, but apart from the kitchen and the office there seems to be no electricity (cellphones etc. can be charged at the office) and at night the camp (and each campsite) is being lit by oil lamps. Needless to mention that the staff (a special thanks to Eric!) is very friendly and competent as well. So seems to be the chef since the food is delicious (in fact the sukuma wiki was the best I have had in Kenya), but not on the cheap side. Also, as some already mentioned, the excursions are quite expensive with the notable exception of the Village Walk - do it! You will get an unforgettable and authentic glimpse on how the Giriama people in and around the creek live today.
We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mida Ecocamp has been built and is operated by the local community under supervision. The profit will be used for further projects in the area. Guests will have a true African experience within the Giriama tribe. The platform bar/restaurant with scenic views offers Giriama delicacies and cold drinks. Accommodation is in the form of traditional huts with proper beds, white sheets and mosquito nets. 7 excursions and Giriama dancing and drumming can be booked from the Camp. ... more less
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