The Crab Shack – A Scenic Eco-Restaurant at Mida Creek

Welcome to The Crab Shack, a hidden gem situated at Mida Creek near Dabaso village and Watamu. Run by the Dabaso Creek Conservation Group (DCCG), this charming eco-restaurant offers a picturesque setting for a romantic meal, a gathering with friends and family, or simply a serene spot to admire the breathtaking sunset over the creek.

A Sustainable Oasis in Harmony with Nature

The Crab Shack stands as a testament to the DCCG’s commitment to low environmental impact practices and the preservation of the precious mangrove forests. This community-driven establishment is crafted from wood, blending seamlessly with the surrounding mangrove forest, and offers panoramic views of Mida Creek. By supporting The Crab Shack, you actively contribute to the protection of this unique ecosystem while empowering the impoverished Mida Creek fishing communities through education and eco-friendly initiatives.

A Magical Journey through the Mangroves

A 200-meter boardwalk leads you to The Crab Shack, offering an enchanting experience as you traverse through the captivating mangrove forest and Creek channels. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and capture memorable moments along the way. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher or simply seeking tranquility, The Crab Shack offers a perfect vantage point with stunning views of Kirepwe Island and the surrounding area.

Culinary Delights with a Local Flair

Indulge in a delectable feast featuring locally sourced ingredients at The Crab Shack. Our skilled chefs and DCCG members, Dickson and Alfred, prepare mouthwatering dishes including fresh fish, succulent prawns, and tantalizing crab dinners. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor our renowned signature crab samosas and other delightful snacks. Complement your meal with a selection of soft drinks, beers, wines, or cocktails to enhance your dining experience.

Supporting the Community and Conservation

At The Crab Shack, every dining experience is an opportunity to make a positive impact. The crabs served are sustainably farmed as part of a DCCG eco-initiative, while the fish are responsibly caught by local Creek fishermen. By choosing to dine with us, you actively support the local community and contribute to the ongoing conservation and education activities of the DCCG. All profits generated from The Crab Shack directly fund these initiatives, ensuring a brighter future for the Mida Creek ecosystem.

Guided Tours for Nature Enthusiasts

For those who wish to immerse themselves further in the natural wonders of Mida Creek, The Crab Shack offers guided tours of the boardwalk for a small fee. Explore the intricate ecosystem, learn about the diverse flora and fauna, and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of mangrove conservation. Even without a meal, you can contribute to the cause while enriching your knowledge of this unique habitat.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience, soak in the captivating views, and embrace the spirit of sustainable living at The Crab Shack. Book your visit now and discover the hidden treasures of Mida Creek while leaving a positive impact on the environment and local community.

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