Manda Bay - Lamu, 00502, Kenya
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
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Manda Island, Lamu, Kenya
+254 20 211 5453 (Office Hrs: 09h00 - 17h00)
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Lamu Town
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Lamu town is the oldest living Swahili town in Kenya, comparable to others such as Zanzibar in Tanzania. The town dates back to at least the 12th century. Since this time Lamu has flourished as a maritime trading centre whose main population, the Swahili, engaged in international trade, fishing and farming. The architecture of Lamu is uniquely Swahili, with its narrow streets, storied buildings, intricately carved wooden doors and numerous mosques. Lamu is also unique in that it is host to three museums and a Fort with an impressive exhibition space, namely: Lamu Museum, known for its exquisite Swahili ethnography exhibits, Lamu Fort, built in 1814 by Bwana Zeid Ngumi the last Sultan of Lamu ,German Post Office Museum showing the post office when it was operational in the late 19-20 th Century., and Swahili House Museum, a restored 18th century house, reflecting the life of privileged Lamu Swahilis.
Lamu Town
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Lamu Town, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Lunch at Peponi's
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The New York Times remembered Peponi's for their giant prawns but whether it be for fresh seafood and sushi or traditional Swahili style cooking, innovative breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and stunning settings offers some of the best dining in East Africa. Peponi’s legendary bar is a favourite watering hole for guests and Shela village inhabitants alike, with “its nexus of entertainment, its fountain of gossip”. Enjoy our famous house cocktail “Old Pal” or enjoy a fresh juice or cold beer on the veranda as the dhows sail by.
Lunch at Peponi's
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Culture in Lamu Town
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Lamu Town on Lamu Island is Kenya's oldest continually inhabited town, and was one of the original Swahili settlements along coastal East Africa. There are some other accounts that mention Chinese ships of Zheng He's fleet sinking near Lamu Island in Kenya in 1415. Survivors settled on the island and married local women. This has been proven recently by archaeological work on the island that has resulted in the finding of evidence to suggest this connection. Further DNA testing done on some residents show that they indeed have Chinese ancestors.[1][2][3] The town was first attested in writing by an Arab traveller Abu-al-Mahasini who met a Judge from Lamu visiting Mecca in 1441. The town's history was marked by a Portuguese invasion in 1506, and then Omani domination from around 1813 (the year of the Battle of Shela). The Portuguese invasion was prompted by the nation's successful mission to control trade along the coast of the Indian Ocean.
Culture in Lamu Town
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Takwa Ruins, Manda Island
Takwa Ruins on Manda Island
The Takwa settlement is situated on the south side of Manda Island, in the Lamu District in the coastal province of Kenya. They are the ruins of a Muslim town which was abandoned around the 18th century. The Takwa site can be easily reached from Manda Bay. The ruins were first excavated by James Kirkman in 1951. In 1972 the site was cleared again under the supervision of James de Vere Allen, the Curator of the Lamu Museum. Takwa was never a large place. It was founded around 1500, and probably abandoned around 1700. Kirkman thought that it was perhaps a place where holy men or religious people retreated. The Great Mosque at Takwa is relatively well preserved. The other structure of importance is the Pillar Tomb, which has an inscription with the date of 1681-1682. It is reported that when Takwa was abandoned, its inhabitants settled just across the bay at Shela on Lamu Island.
Takwa Ruins, Manda Island
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Air Lamu
Scenic Flights at Manda Bay
Air Lamu is a registered Charter Company operating out of Lamu with 2 single engine aircraft based at Manda Bay. We offer scenic flights, charters all over the country and flying safaris to remote and spectacular regions of Kenya.
Air Lamu
www.airlamu.com
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Manda Island, Lamu
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Hogmead
Meru Bedroom 3
Nestled within an exclusive and intimate estate, Hogmead is unparalleled in personal service, contemporary style and colonial comfort. Whether to begin, connect or conclude your journey, Hogmead is your key to Nairobi and all routes through Africa. Hogmead is our sister hotel in Nairobi - a perfect place to start or end your safari.
Hogmead
www.hogmead.com
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Kikenni Lane, Mukoma Estate, Nairobi
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Borana Lodge
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With the snow-tipped peaks and glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south and a panorama of mountains and desert to the north, Borana provides an idyllic setting for any African safari and an unparalleled wildlife experience. Home to the Dyer family for three generations, Borana takes its name from the native Boran cattle farmed on these arid grasslands. The ranch sits within a vast conservation area and the Dyer family is dedicated to working alongside its neighbours to preserve the natural environment and to promote economic and social improvements in the area. Come to Borana and draw on the Dyer’s knowledge of this magical land to create the ultimate safari experience. Or just relax in the luxury and harmonious comfort of The Lodge or the discreet private residence Laragai House.
Borana Lodge
www.borana.co.ke
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Borana Ranch
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Richard's Camp
Richard's Camp tent
Small, private & exclusive in the Masai Mara, Africa's prime wildlife destination. At Richard’s Camp guests have the opportunity to experience the real Africa; days of heart-stopping game viewing, evenings enjoying cocktails by a cozy campfire and delicious three-course meals under an awe inspiring canopy of stars.
Richard's Camp
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Ol Choro Oruowa, Masai Mara, Kenya
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Richard's Private Camp
Richards Private Camp Mess
Richard and Liz built another small boutique camp in the Masai Mara when their son was born. Sleeping a maximum of 10 guests, it is now open and available to book for those who want total privacy. Built entirely under canvas and as low impact as possible this camp is the epitome of simple luxury and intimacy.
Richard's Private Camp
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Olare Orok Conservancy
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Riding Wild Horseback Safaris
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Horseback offers guests an intimate and exciting view of Africa’s game and Borana has horses to suit all abilities. The riding safaris off the ranch – sample itineraries on the left – are subject to a minimum booking of four guests.
Riding Wild Horseback Safaris
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Borana Ranch
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Tropic Air Kenya
Arriving by helicopter at Kui
Tropic Air, based at the foot of Mt Kenya on the equator in the heart of Kenya, is a leading air charter company operating both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. This is a privately owned business, small and intimate, where the sky is our only limit.
Tropic Air Kenya
http://www.tropicairkenya.com
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Nanyuki Airfield, Nanyuki, Kenya
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Wild Frontiers Camel Safaris
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WILD FRONTIERS offers adventure walking safaris in and around the scenic Matthews and Ndoto Mountain Ranges of northern Kenya. It is the fiercely beautiful and still unspoilt country of the Samburu and Rendille nomadic people. Proud, happy, friendly they defy the modern world to go about their traditional business and still cherish the customs and colourful ceremonies of their ancestors. These northern mountains rise dramatically to heights of nearly 9000 feet, out of semi-arid country. They are capped in cool highland forest and drained by crystal-clear streams that end up in huge, 1km wide luggas. Every nomad and wild animal for 100’s miles knows they will find water under the brown sand of the famous Milgis and Seiya luggas, no matter how dry the season.
Wild Frontiers Camel Safaris
www.wildfrontierskenya.com
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Milgis Lugga, Northern Kenya
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Manda Bay
Manda Island, Lamu, Kenya
Attractions
Manda Bay
Attractions
  • Lamu Town
  • Lunch at Peponi's
  • Culture in Lamu Town
  • Takwa Ruins, Manda Island
  • Air Lamu
  • Hogmead
  • Borana Lodge
  • Richard's Camp
  • Richard's Private Camp
  • Riding Wild Horseback Safaris
  • Tropic Air Kenya
  • Wild Frontiers Camel Safaris
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