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Mkoko House

Ras Kitau, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Mkoko House is that kind of place where you would just like to make time stand still and never leave! You forget all the hustle and bustle of city life within seconds of arriving. The house is super comfortable and absolutely beautiful and you are looked after like royalty by Idi. I would warmly and highly recommend staying at Mkoko... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stayed in Mkoko House following a friend's recommendation. We had previously been to Lamu/Manda but had stayed in Shela. What a beautiful house. We came with 6 other friends and our 6 months old daughter and we could not have been made more welcomed by Idi, our host. Rooms are clean and beautifully made up. The main living room... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Why on earth did I wait for five years to come back to Mkoko house? No excuse. Manda beach in front of the village of Shela is still a pure gem. When your boat is reaching the beach, you are welcome by the big smile of Idi, your host. And a very fine cook. After a five minutes walk, you... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had previously stayed in Mkoko House over the new year of 2008/09. When I returned last week, I quickly realised I had left it far too long. The sense of homeliness and peace all came flooding back. Lamu is an island lost in time. Some of the scenes one can see and be part of have not changed for... More 

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Thank Tompee
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I just stayed 3 days in mkoko house. I could not imagine better for a treat after hard work in Nairobi. The atmosphere is really relaxing and the deco is just great and simple. The food cooked at home from Idi with fresh product from the day was succulent. I strongly recommended mkoko for a short or long stay on... More 

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Thank Romain D
london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

this is such a lovely house, with a very high concentration of lying down areas, perfect for what we were looking for. Idi looked after us wonderfully and made delicious food at market price. all the fittings and soft furnishings were new and clean. garden full of tropical birds. felt very safe despite people's perceptions. would love to go again.

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Thank jack m
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We can only repeat the wonderful and accurate comments given by previous reviewers - this house, the location and the hospitality are truly outstanding and we would recommend whole heartedly. We spent 4 days at Mkoko house just after the recent attack in Nairobi, and we are so glad that we went ahead with the visit. We felt very safe... More 

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MkokoHouse, Owner at Mkoko House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review! we are very glad that you had a great time at Mkoko House. Just wanted to comment on the room tip. Actually we do have 3 ensuite bedrooms therefore the 2 rooms downstairs each have their own bathroom. The bathroom upstairs is just a guest bathroom. Looking forward to host you again in Lamu! More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Lovely house luscious gardens fantastic food , fabulous location what more could you want, Idi was an excellent chef, I wish we could have stayed longer. The lack of hot water was a tiny bit dissapointing, but everything else was paradise on earth !!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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... More 

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