For a visit to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest you have to be there very early. The birds and animals in the Sokoke Forest are active especially in the morning hours. The Mida Creek has a total area of approximately 32 square kilometers. For millions of years, the large bay with its shallow water, warm mud and dense mangroves is a natural paradise of a special kind. The Mida Creek provides for an enormous number of snails, crabs, fish and many other creatures an optimal livelihood and the same applies to the brackish water areas of the small tributaries. However, Mida Creek is particularly important for its birdlife. A large variety of migratory birds to Northern, Eastern and Central Europe draw their winter quarters here. But also African migratory birds from South Africa, who escape the winter there and remain until the retreat in Mida Creek. Due to the enormous food supply, this region is additionally an important breeding ground for many native African bird species. Together with the nearby Arabuko Sokoke Forest National Park, the Mida Creek is one of the most important bird sanctuaries on the entire African continent. It is not without reason that UNESCO recognized both areas together as a biosphere reserve of great importance for the world. Take a walk through the mangrove world to observe birds, walking in the footsteps of Idiana Jones on a 260-meter long rickety wooden bridge leading to a birdwatching stand. In shallow water you can observe the animals in the mud. With a canoe trip, you will explore one of the tributaries of the mangrove swamp and find millions of crabs and perhaps even frogfish. To experience as much as possible, you should visit the Mida Creek in the very early morning hours and plan 3-5 hours. Take a guide who guides you expertly through the landscape. Necessary is sturdy shoes that tolerate moisture, sunscreen, drinking water, hat and camera.