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About Manda Bay

Manda Bay is on one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands within the Lamu Archipelago situated on the northwestern tip of Manda Island. The lodge lies along the calm inshore waters on a protected sandy beach surrounded by miles of palm fringed beaches and intriguing creeks.

There are 16 Rooms flawlessly designed to keep with local landscape. Nine of the rooms are set right along the seafront with the other rooms set in between and slightly behind. Each Room has a large ceiling fan, refreshing showers inside the en-suite bathrooms, and their own verandahs.

The cuisine at Manda Bay naturally features a marine flavour. Fresh tuna, mangrove crab and prawns are a Manda Bay delicacy. There is a large dining room but on most nights dinners are taken outside under the stars. A large lounge and bar area on the waterfront is the ideal retreat in the heat of the afternoon. Darts, table tennis and a pool table in the games room offer alternative entertainment, and the games room encompasses a swimming pool overlooking the creek. Spa treatments and massages are also offered.

Manda Bay offers guests a chance to relax and unwind from the pressures of the real world, but for the more adventurous the variety of activities are abundant. Guests can choose from deep sea fishing, windsurfing, laser sailing, mangrove trips, cultural visits, kayaking, waterskiing and scuba diving. With regular sightings of dolphins, turtles and the occasional humpback whale, the marine life excels. Guests can enjoy safe snorkelling in the warm, gentle and clear waters.

Game drives and scenic flights are also offered here and the lodge has its own airstrip. There is a network of tracks and roads through the acacia woodland and sightings have included bushbuck, buffalo, mongoose, porcupine and dik dik. Bushbabies and genets are often seen around the lodge at night.

Beach: The lodge lies along the calm inshore waters on a protected sandy beach surrounded by miles of palm fringed beaches and intriguing creeks.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Resort
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • KiSwahili

Important Information

Manda accepts cash, travellers cheques, Visa and MasterCard only. Rates include full board accommodation, wine and water during meals, sundowner excursions, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, bird walks or drives, local airstrip transfers, swimming pool, laundry and Internet access.

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Manda Bay is 5.9km from the centre of Manda Beach , the nearest airport 6.9km (Manda Airstrip).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling