The Camp is nestled in between the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, the mangrove
coast and local villages. The centre of the camp is a platform bar /
restaurant with scenic views, serving delicious spicy Giriama food cooked on
two fires in a clean tiled kitchen. In the main season there is a choice of
three to four main-courses and two smaller meals. In low season, it is
advised to pre-book, as it would too expensive keeping fresh stock available
at all times.
Our employees have been chosen from various homesteads in Mida. This
guarantees that more families have a small income, enhances a greater
interest of these families and hence gives the place instant security.
There are three traditional coastal huts to be chosen from:
- The Zanzibar Hut is the most popular one, because it offers amazing
views from the first floor seating area over forest and coast.
- The Giriama Hut is built after Giriama traditions. The bed is located on
a platform, that in old days would have been used to store maize. The
furniture for the seating area has been made by town elders in the ‘old
- The Swahili Hut is the smallest, but definitely offers some comfort
with it’s four-poster Swahili bed.
All huts have concrete floor, white, clean sheets and mosquito-nets.
We also have two campsites.
- One offers five small secluded sites, that can be reached along a sandy
path through bushes.
- And for over-landers and large groups we have a separate site with an
extra eight showers and two toilets.
Tents and matresses are available for an extra fee.
COMMENTS FROM SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS
A Giriama lady, who grew up and lives in Mombasa: “I only know Giriama
traditions from textbooks, now I had the wonderful opportunity to experience
the real Giriama life.”
My mother: “This is the true paradise. This is what people are looking for. It
is so rare to find a place like this.”
Mr Kafulo, mayor of Malindi and one of our most loyal customers: “This is my
favourite place. It is the only place where shark and elephant can kiss. This
is the only place where I can find real peace.”
A Swiss guy, who lives in the nearest town of Watamu: “You can’t find food
like this anywhere any more.”
The Camp and Accommodation
The Swahili hut
The Giriama hut, inside
The communal dining table
Bar/restaurant at night
Another seating area on platform
A permanent lodger
Interior of Zanzibar hut
The large fireplace
The satellite platform
View from Zanzibar hut
The Giriama hut