Manda Bay and the Kenyan North Coast

Where do Kenyan’s go for a holiday? We’re asked all the time.  While many international travellers have in recent years been too spooked by Kenya’s north coast, many Kenyans are returning to enjoy their vacations in their favourite haunts like we just did at Manda Bay.

Manda is mind-bogglingly good. The food, the views, the bar banter, the Colicoli fishing – It is what makes a coast vacation into an epic coast vacation.

How great it was to be back around Lamu.  I was reminded of when I first visited the busy little town in the 1970s with my parents.  With all the playboys, marginal royals and thong-wearing socialites staying away, the place has a serenity it had back in the old days. The locals we met were thrilled to see more tourists starting to return and we felt welcome in that great way we always did before.

The point of this note: Go check out Lamu again. Now!

Rufous and Bronzey Trevalley (Colicoli)
Rufous and Bronzey Trevalley (Colicoli)
Dhow off Pate Island, Kenya
Dhow off Pate Island, Kenya
Manda Bay
Manda Bay
Chilling on Wiilliam/Tanya's Dhow
Chilling on Wiilliam/Tanya’s Dhow
Dhow Jumping
Dhow Jumping
Fin-nor No. 4
Fin-nor No. 4
Soli
Soli
Me and Colicoli
Me and Colicoli
No stress here
No stress here
Sundowners on Dhow
Sundowners on Dhow
Dhow Time
Dhow Time
Cruising to Pate
Cruising to Pate
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