Sudi Island


This uninhabited island on the far side of Mida Creek makes an interesting excursion. It is very green (at least during the rainy season) and there are all sorts of curious creatures around. Local fishermen can canoe you across from the Mida Creek boardwalk, or the Mida Eco-Camp can organise a trip.

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