FACT FILE


CUISINE & WATER

Renowned for its excellent food, Manda Bay creates delicious gourmet cuisine, using the freshest ingredients possible including a large variety of hand-selected seafood. Breakfasts of fresh fruit, cereals and a choice of cooked breakfasts, homemade buffet-style lunches and 3-course dinners on the beach under the stars. Guests may eat alone or with a group as they wish. All food preferences and allergies are catered for with prior notice. 

There is no fresh water on Manda.  All fresh water is made through our desalination plant for drinking and cooking. Desalinated water is provided in the rooms and at meals. Bottled water is available from the Bar.  Shower water comes direct from the wells and is slightly saline though we do provide a bucket of fresh water to rinse off.  It does the trick. 


POWERED UP

Our power comes from a generator and solar invertors.  All rooms have 24-hour lighting.  There is a hairdryer in each room. We recommend guests bring converters and universal plug adaptors. Voltage: 220V. Outlet: Square 3-pin.

 

Communication: Mobile phone service and mobile Internet service is available, though the signal is better in the bar and dining area that the bedrooms. Wireless Internet available upon request. If necessary, emails can be collected from the office.


SEASONS

Manda Bay is open all year round.

Kusi: May-Oct:

Predominantly the wetter season, with strong southeasterly winds, rougher seas and cooler temperatures (average temp 26-28oC).

 

Kaskazi: Nov-April: The dry season with warm northeasterly winds, calmer seas and clear water visibility (average temp 28-32oC). Generally the weather consists of hot days and warm nights, humid but with a breeze.


NEED TO KNOW

MALARIA: Malaria is endemic on the Kenyan coast so there is an effective risk all year round, although being remote the risk is very low. With correct prophylactics, and sensible use of insect repellents, chances of catching malaria are minimal.

LANGUAGES: All of the boatmen speak English and Kiswahili.