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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2013

I'm not exaggerating, but staying at Mkoko House on Manda Island felt like staying in paradise! We had this beautiful house all for ourselves including a private cook Idi, who prepared the most delicious meals. Every morning we had fresh pancakes with either cinnamon or lemon flavour with fresh mango, papaya, bananas, passion fruit, fresh orange juice and Kenyan coffee....

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 20 February 2013

When you arrive at Mkoko House on Manda island it is really like entering a safe haven from the world, from the moment you step off the boat onto the sandy beach across from the gorgeous Shela Village there is total calm. There are many beautiful beaches and islands in the world, but there is something special about the mix...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Mkoko House is a gorgeous, airy house surrounded by a sea of green treetops, and the perfect getaway for those who make it across the channel from Shela. Idi, the house's caretaker, makes guests at Mkoko feel right at home and his food is, hands down, the BEST we had in one week in Lamu! Just have a brief conversation...

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2Thank Priya P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Mkoko House is a fantastic place to stay! One of only 20 odd private residences on Manda island, it is well away from the hustle and bustle of the Old Town on Lamu and Shela. It offers 3 well appointed en suite bedrooms (Mkoko on the 1st floor is definitely the best) and a whole range of areas to sit...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Mkoko House was everything that I could have wished for and more. Being the only guest, I had the whole property to myself for 5 nights. By day, I relaxed on the beautiful Manda Beach or caught up on my reading underneath the shade of the trees, while by night I looked up at the stars. For those 5 days,...

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1Thank pcuk1979
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 2 October 2011

It's difficult to write about Mkoko House avoiding childish excitement. The world is big, and there are so much to see, so much to visit... yet, after staying just 4 nights, an irresistible urge developed in us to visit the place again. I could write about the Swahili culture, the bustling small Lamu Old Town nearby, the long stretches of...

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1Thank bgorboi
Edinburgh
Reviewed 24 August 2011

When we arrived at Mkoko House we had had a busy two weeks on Safari and elsewhere on the Swahili coast. Our plan was simply to chill out and relax for five days before returning home. We were not disappointed. We knew this was somewhere special when we waded ashore from the dhow onto the white sandy beach. The ten...

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1Thank sharps19ud
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 19 August 2011

Mkoko house is a little gem of a place. i stayed here with my girlfriend and her parents, and it was just lovely from start to finish. Idi is fantastic - so helpful, sweet and kind, and he cooks some incredible food. I would particularly recommend his vegetable curry and his fresh crab dish. The house is set back a...

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1Thank africaforlife
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Mkoko House is one of the most serene and quiet places in one of the most beautiful spots on earth - which means it doesn't really really get any better than that! Over the years, the plants have grown, Idi has become a pretty proficient cook and the place runs like clockwork. Truly perfect for nature and peace loving guests!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2011

We wanted a really relaxing break somewhere lovely after a couple of weeks on the road around Kenya. Mkoko House turned out to be the perfect choice! Really peaceful, in a secluded location and a warm welcome. We were well looked after by Idi, who is also a wonderful cook! The whole stay was made so easy for us and...

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Enjoy the beaches, the warm coastal hospitality, the delicious Swahili cuisine, and the peaceful and quiet surroundings of the house. Fully indulge in everything the Lamu archipelago has to offer and you will be sure to fall in love with this little gem. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mkoko House

Address: Ras Kitau, Lamu Island, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $198 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“First floor suite is fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles romaind170, 6 Mar 2014 | Read review
“all lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles 965jackm, 20 Oct 2013 | Read review
“There are three rooms, by far the nicest is the large double on the first floor which has an ensuite, the other two are downstairs and share the upstairs bathroom - when we were there we were the only guests and had the whole place to ourself!”
 of 5 bubbles JTC80, 9 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Mkoko room is the best one.”
 of 5 bubbles MarteDie, 7 Aug 2013 | Read review
“The Mkoko room seemed to be the best room from what I could see. The lounge on the top floor was stunning, with great views under a traditional Makuti roof.”
 of 5 bubbles pcuk1979, 25 Mar 2012 | Read review
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