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Stay with the giriama tribe

Mida (kenyan coast), Kenya

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Duration: 2 days

Meeting Point: Not specified

Number of people: 1 - 8



  • Experience the East part of Kenya with its traditions and stunning coast
  • Meet the the Giriama people
  • Get a peek into their daily lifes
  • Enjoy the stunning Kenyan coast
  • Duration: from 1 night>

This experience takes you to the Kenyan coast where you have the possibility to get a peek into local life of the Giriama people. A truly unique experience that will leave you with a memorable memory of Kenya. Imagine yourself at a quiet place surrounded by coconut palms, mango and cashew-nut trees, next to a creek full of mangrove. Welcome to Mida!

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Welcome to our community-run camp at the Kenya coast. You will have the chance to meet the Giriama people and get a peek into their daily lives.

Our village is home to around 1000 people who live in huts built of mud and straw. The people here wake up around six o’clock to a beautiful misty warm sunrise. The elders will discuss the family businesses within the village, fishermen go to work, the women will work on the land and the young ladies will plait each others hair for hours.

When the sun starts getting hot, the men and a few of the women will meet at one of the village’s central five coconut-wine bars discussing the day’s events. Some evenings they are drumming, singing and dancing their hearts out. The only other noises apart from this are the crickets and frogs.

You have the chance to be part of their lives for a few days and understand this unique culture. You have the chance to take a canoe trip through the mangrove forest, meet the village people and have dinner with them, take a swim in the warm waters of the creek, go on a traditional fishing trip and many more.

We have built five traditional huts all in their own style with a double bed, mosquito net and a simple bathroom. The centre of the camp is a platform bar /restaurant with scenic views, serving delicious spicy Giriama food.

All the profit from the camp will be diverted into further community projects within Mida Creek in sectors as health, schooling and agriculture.

Our restaurant serves food ranging from 500-800 KES pp for a main meal. In the main season there is a choice of three to four main-courses and two smaller meals.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast

What to bring:

  • Light clothes and swim wear
  • If you want alcoholic drinks, they should be brought as both camps mostly can only organize sodas
  • If you want to contribute to the local villages, you can bring pens, notebooks or sanitary towels
More information

Meet Benson

Member since: June 2017

Jambo, I am Benson and I belong to the community of Mida. We run a community camp that give you the chance to see our local life, interact with the local people, explore our creek by canoe or take a swim, taste our traditional food and much more. All the profit is invested in our community.

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Incl. service fee

$ 15.65 p.p.p.n.