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Manda Bay

Lamu Island, Kenya


Relaxed, fun, well managed, pleasure palace

Guide Price: From: $320 To: $670

The more accessible parts of the Kenya coast can be rather dominated by larger package hotels which means that exclusivity and remoteness can be hard to find. Manda Bay is both reasonably accessible being on the scheduled flight route but is on an isolated tip of Manda Island, lying just a 20 minute boat ride north of Lamu.

Bought by Fuzz & Bimbi Dyer and Andy & Caragh Roberts back in 2003, Manda has been transformed over the past few years from the rather sad 'Blue Safari Club' to an enticing and relaxed coastal hideaway. The sixteen individual cottages are simple and unpretentious but private and each with a great view straight onto the sea. The service and food here are excellent and you will feel both well-looked after and un-hassled in this friendly, hospitable place.

The boys have made sure that all the toys are on hand to entertain those who's idea of a holiday nightmare consists of lying prone on a beach for a week. There is windsurfing, lasers, waterskiing, kayaks, deep-sea and creek fishing plus massage and a new swimming pool. In fact, there is so much to do that you probably won't have the time to do it all. This is a fantastic place to bring families where kids can be entertained whilst the adults get in some down-time (or vice versa).

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16 double roomed bandas with varying views, 2 can be made up as triples.

Guide Price:

From: 320 To: 670


Relaxed, fun, well managed, pleasure palace

Inclusions / Exclusions:

Incl. FB, Bird Walks, Wind Surfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Sundowners, Laundry and Local Airstrip Transfers. Excl. All Drinks, Motorised Water Sports and Boat/Dhow Excursions, Spa Treatments, Fishing Excursions, Boat Transfers

16 beach cottages
En-suite with flush toilets, hot & cold running water.
15th April - 14th July

About Lamu Island and Kenya

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Lamu Island

Lamu is an island with a main town characterised by narrow streets and Swahili architecture; tall houses of white-washed coral block built around a shaded central courtyard and often with a flat roof from which one can enjoy the sea-breeze. Read more?



Kenya is the most established safari country, and consequently you have to step a little off the conventional route to find real wilderness, but it’s certainly there.  Kenya also has much going for it as a family destination, and also a good number of very individual safari camps and lodges with a personal approach that makes your experience very special.  Kenya also has a particularly diverse ecology which ranges from snowy mountains to true desert, rolling grassy plains filled with wildlife to craggy scrub intersected with dry riverbeds, sparkling beaches and volcanic ranges. Read more?

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At Natural High, we've had long experience putting together trips in Africa that really work. Whether it's intimate bushcamps in out of the way places, or a private lodge in one of Africa's top-billing wildlife areas, light mobile camping or remote island escapes, we know there is a lot to choose from. We're absolutely confident that we can recommend the right places for you.

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