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Fontainebleau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

i spent 4 nights here in mid November 2010 - having spent the last several months in Nairobi i couldn't imagine a place quieter and more relaxing. Fly 540 dropped me on the other side of Manda and a boat (arranged by Mkoko house) picked me up to take me across to the house (still on Manda just on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

I stayed at Mkoko House for 4 nights in August. I was a bit suspicious of all the positive reviews - but it really did live up to all of them. It was SO much nicer being on Manda island than Lamu (I tried both) - it was dead silent at night and we got woken up only by the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Mkoko house which is in a stunning location on the edge of the mangroves on Manda Island. It is beautiful (built in traditional swahili style) as well as spacious and comfortable, with a large, pretty garden and plenty of hammocks to lull you to sleep after a fresh seafood lunch. It's worth going... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Serenity and harmony of this beautiful house built in traditional Lamu-style but with all modern comfort and both friendly and efficient service, Mkoko house is just the most charming place to relax and enjoy life that I have ever experienced. Set in the mangroves of Manda island just a few minutes walk from the beach, it is both secluded and... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

If you're looking for a lovely place to stay go to Mkoko House. A nice traditional and eco-friendly house on Manda Island, just 5 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes away by boat from the amazing village of Shela. Perfect for relaxation and to enjoy the beautiful wilderness of Kenya, Mkoko house is Amazing !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

It was my second time in Mkoko house and it was , again, awesome. Good vibes are present in that house and it that island. Mkoko is comfortable, elegant and simple at the same time, you can spend your days there just relaxing , reading books, enjoying the delicious food (mmmhh the sea food, the curry rice, the super breakfasts),... More 

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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2009

If you're looking for a fantastic and relaxing holiday with culture and activities thrown in, then this is the place for you. The location of Mkoko House is idyllic, a short walk from an expansive paradise beach which looks across the water to the small Swahili town of Shela. The House itself is built in traditional style across three floors,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2008

Its all simply beautiful... The house, the mangroves, the beaches. An incredibly serene spot that automatically lures you into a relaxed and slow pace of living. Mkoko House has all you need and is beautifully decorated and designed, with your relaxation at the top of priorities... The service is impecable and the surroundings so comfortable. You could spend hours swinging... More 

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brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

A magic place for dreamers and meditators located in heavenly Manda Island, few minutes away by boat from Lamu. 3 beautiful and comfortable rooms on an ideal site. Wake up in the morning, delicious breakfast is served with a big African smile. Meals are very beautifully prepared with tasty fresh seafood and fish. The place is perfect for relaxing, reading... More 

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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
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $111 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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