Manda Bay Lodge Poolside

Location: Manda Island, Lamu County, Kenya.


Manda Bay is a small privately owned boutique lodge located on the northern tip of Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago on Kenya’s coast. An unspoilt, secluded location where you can switch off from the rest of the world, take your shoes off and enjoy simplistic beauty in palm thatched cottages and open living spaces.

All the 22 bedroom Villas are made from locally sourced materials – wood, palm woven matting floors and palm thatching. The bedrooms Villas are simplistic with open air windows with neither shutters nor glass. 

Each room has an oversized walk in mosquito net, overhead fans, en-suite bathrooms, verandah with chairs and a swing bed.

Manda Bay combines the bush and beach experience. Whilst miles of soft white sand and coconut palms surround the lodge itself, the bush behind the lodge is dry country scattered with Doum palms, Acacia Tortilis and savannah-like scrub. A variety of birds and mammals (mongoose, civet cat, porcupine, genet cat, dik-dik, buffalo and bushbuck) can be seen on the island.

Manda Bay is open all year round. May-Oct: Predominantly the wetter season, with strong south-easterly winds, rougher seas and cooler temperatures (average temp 26-28oC). Over Christmas Season, a five night minimum stay is required. Children under 5 stay for free.

Manda Bay Lodge Room
Manda Bay Lodge Room
Manda Bay Lodge Room Exterior
Manda Bay Lodge Room Exterior
Manda Bay Lodge Overview
Manda Bay Lodge Overview
Manda Bay Lodge Poolside Lounge
Manda Bay Lodge Poolside Lounge
Manda Bay Lodge Poolside
Manda Bay Lodge Poolside
Snorkeling off Manda Island
Snorkeling off Manda Island

Uniqueness of this Camp

Guests’ have a chance to experience the thrill of a true African safari without foregoing the opulence afforded by contemporary comforts. Baby-sitting services, fine dining, eco-friendly environment, kiddies club and Gym. Butler service available in the Finch Hatton Suite.


In 17 luxury suites: seamlessly combining the African roots with elegance, luxury and guaranteed absolute privacy for our guests.

There are 14 spacious (105 m2) exquisitely furnished and elevated luxury tented suites each with unobstructed views of the hippo pools from the outdoor sitting deck. Each tent has a lavish en-suite bathroom complete with 2 outdoor showers, and an indoor shower, a free standing copper bath tub and natural body products included are a pillow menu, a maxi bar with homemade snacks, complimentary Wi-Fi and a ceiling fan.

Luxury two bedroomed private en-suite family rooms: spacious (205 m2) and ideal for families. Furnished and designed in the same style as the standard suite, offers stunning views over the hippo pools from an extended viewing deck. Same amenities as the luxury tented suites.

Finch Hattons Suite: may be used as the presidential spacious master suite (200 m2) offers clear views of the surrounding hippo pools from the extended viewing deck and private heated plunge pool, features a single bedroom with all amenities as the other luxury rooms except it offers full in-room service, a lounge and dining area, a small kitchen, a guest bathroom, a private plunge pool and a spare bedroom for a bodyguard or nanny. Additional services offered in the suite include a private chef, butler service and exclusive use of a safari vehicle.


Room Amenities: Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar, outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea & Coffee.

Camp Amenities: 24-hour Security, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Battery Charging Facilities, Business Centre, Conference Centre, Eco Friendly, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Spa, Babysitting Service, accept Credit Cards, room service.


  • Day and night game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Full-day hikes and outings to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary
  • Mzima Springs
  • Chyulu Hills Trips
  • Amboseli National Park Trips
  • Lake Jipe Trips
  • Bird Watching
  • Fine Dining
  • Game viewing drives
  • Game Walks ( guided)
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights
  • Massages
  • Night Drives
  • Child Friendly Activities