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Discover Manda Bay

Manda Bay is a boutique lodge set on the tip of an unspoilt, idyllic island in Kenya’s Lamu archipelago. It’s the type of lodge where you can switch off, kick off your shoes and enjoy simplistic beauty in palm thatched cottages. The lodge offers activities such as fishing, snorkelling, cultural visits to the ruins of a Swahili settlement, bird watching, visits to Lamu, watersports, nature drives and sailing on dhows.

All the buildings of the lodge are in keeping with the local landscape and are constructed using palm and driftwood and local building techniques. Every room has a mosquito net, overhead fan and a veranda with chairs and a swing bed. There are 11 beachfront rooms, 5 palm rooms which are slightly further back and on higher ground, and 6 garden rooms in the middle of the property. Around the lodge there are plenty of places to relax including at the main swimming pool, the bar, and the exercise/yoga room. If you would like a spa treatment in a location of your choice, simply chat to one of the friendly staff members. Menus are understandably heavy on local seafood and meals are served dotted around the property and on the beachfront.

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Expert View

  • A barefoot luxury castaway retreat
  • The ultimate 'no shoes, no news' experience
  • Sumptuous seafood dinners on the beach
  • Fishing, snorkelling, watersports and dhow safaris

At a glance

  • 22 Rooms
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • Full Board

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"The sundowners near the ancient ruins are also not to be missed."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
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Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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