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, life suddenly became so simple and relaxing. The only decision I had to make every day was whether to explore the left or right hand side of the beach.
Mkoko House is just a short walk from the beach, but this for me was a bonus. It meant that you were surrounded by very little apart from mangroves and the local wildlife. The family of 10 monkeys coming to say goodbye on the final day was a particular highlight.
The house itself has everything you need for a 'getting away from it all' experience. Comfy beds, lots of airy spaces to relax, and a great cook and housekeeper in the shape of Idi. You will never want for anything, never miss any of the mod cons that you'd previously thought were mandatory, and it was very hard for me to tear myself away from this idyllic lifestyle.
In short, it was pretty much perfect. Book now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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