We went to Mnarani Club in Kilifi for our honeymoon as we wanted a bit of relaxation by the sea and a safari as well. As previous reviews have said, the hotel was excellent, the grounds are well maintained and the private beach is fantastic. The staff are second to none and very friendly.
We wanted to book our safari locally rather than with Thomson as we felt that it would be better value and more flexible. Having looked at previous reviews we contacted several local safari companies by email before we arrived to get an idea of cost. When we arrived we went to see James at Jawamu Tours just opposite the hotel in the village. We explained the type of itinerary we would like and James was very happy to tailor the safari and price to what we were looking for.
We went on a 4 day safari and it was the absolute highlight of our stay in Kenya. We stayed at Manyatta Camp in Tsavo East, Ngulia Lodge in Tsavo West and Taita Hills Saltlick. It was low season but James managed to get us the best room in each lodge overlooking the water holes.
We had both James and Hamisi as our guides and in short they were excellent. When out on safari they were amazing at locating the animals and we had 2 long game drives each day as well as the drives between lodges where again we were able to see even more animals.
We saw much more than we had anticipated in such a short time. Their knowledge about the animals and birds was incredible and we learnt a lot. Overall the service they provided went above and beyond what we expected and we would positively endorse taking a safari or any trip with Jawamu Tours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the cliffs of Kilifi Creek, just where the creek meets and merges with the Indian Ocean, Mnarani provides perfectly for the beach and turquoise ocean under one foot and the activity and adventure of creek-life under the other. Kilifi lives and breathes the gentle sea breeze, at the edge of the ocean, between Malindi and Mombasa. Set in 40 acres of landscaped tropical garden, fragranced by Frangipani blossoms and balmy ocean breezes, Mnarani is an idyllic retreat and holiday destination. Mnarani offers you the true African experience with excellent service always offered with a smile. Explore the coast north of Mombasa and take advantage of the brilliant diving and sailing opportunities. Daily entertainment and fine cuisine complete your fun filled days and make for an excellent holiday for the whole family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mnarani Hotel Kilifi