The Mida Creek Conservation Community is a local community umbrella group consisting of 11 sub-groups with over 200 members, all of whom are engaged in both conservation and community work. Our main activities are based on the eastern side of Mida Creek near Dabaso.
Practical conservation, environmental education and awareness in addition to sustainable management of the natural resources are our main objectives.
Towards this aim, we organise mangrove plantings, beach clean-ups and have initiated several income generating activities including beekeeping, selling mangrove tree seedlings, crab farming, poultry rearing, selling handicrafts as well as an eco-tourism programme.
Visitors enjoy exploring the Sita Community Snake Park, walking along the boardwalk towards the crab farm, and taking a guided canoe or motorboat tour through either the mangroves or up to Kirepwe Island. The island is the perfect spot for a picnic coupled with a sundowner after experiencing the Arab Ruins.
If a sit-down meal is more your style, Mida Creek Community group sponsors The Crab Shack, an incredibly exclusive restaurant waiting for you to enjoy a famous crab samosa! Situated among mangroves on the banks of Mida Creek, not far from Dabaso village, the restaurant is a discreet, low impact wooden construction featuring panoramic views of the Creek- a beautiful place for a romantic dinner, a meal with friends and family, or just the perfect spot to watch the sunset whilst having sundowners!
The restaurant was built with the support of RECOMAP, which supports environmental and eco-friendly community initiatives, and is run by the members of the community. Revenue generated is recycled directly back into the surrounding area.