We had a fabulous time at Mida Eco Camp this July. We wished we had booked more than the 3 nights we stayed as there is so much to do in the area. We went to the National Park, visited the Gedi ruins, went snorkelling out on the reef, went canoing, visited the local village (and tried the local moonshine), and did the Mangrove boardwalk!
The accomodation is fairly basic but this is made up for by the friendly staff and the fantastic food. The location is amazing and all the buildings really take advantage of it; stay in the Zanzibar hut if you can and you'll see what I mean!
The only problem we had was transport to the camp. We found it easier in the end to take a taxi from Mombasa airport as we'd just arrived in the country. If you find your feet a bit before heading there it is possible to take the Matatus. Once we were there we got around mostly with the Matatus and found them cheap and not too scary!
- 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