OWNED BY: Mike Kennedy
MANAGED & HOSTED BY: Mike Kennedy and Anikia Henley
IN A NUT SHELL: Robinson Crusoe, desert island styled lodge, extremely eco-friendly but with all the necessary luxuries. Absolutely stunning set in Kiunga marine reserve with the best beaches in Kenya.
its small charming and simple, origional and personal with a relaxed atmosphere and absolute exclusivity with very resonable rates . There a great number of water watersports availible many which are included. all bandas are large and private and set in stunning sea front locations. Karibu.
LOCATION: On Kiwayu Island, north of Lamu within the Lamu Archipelago.
• Beach – 7 kilometre long uninhabited pristine white beach.
• Activities – Over 30 activities to indulge in – many of which are free.
• Eco-friendly – Built out of completely sustainable resources and bowered by the wind and the sun.
Suitable for families, couples or groups who wish to travel to one of the most beautiful places in Kenya.
7 open plan Banda’s with panoramic views of the creek and or the open seaside all set in the pricacy of their own enviroment.. Large and spacious and private. All with double king size beds mosquito nets and single beds. All with walk in wardrobes, ensuite bathrooms, with showers, verandahs, lounge beds and hanging beds. One room the family room has a kids room attatched, And the honeymoon suite has starbaths.
18 people (however extra beds can be provided for those with children).
Children love it here and are more then welcome with a never ending list of entertainment for them. We have nannies that will be more then happy and very good at looking after the kids if the adults need some peace. Accommodation for children under 3 is free of charge. Aged 4-12 years is 50% adult fare.
FAUNA & FLORA:
Kiwayu is a semi-arid, island made up of rolling sand dunes that are covered in Tortilis trees, coconut palms and other bush scrub. The island is10 kilometres long and half a kilometre wide. On the ocean side there is a 5 kilometre long white beach that is uninhabited by anyone else. On the creek side there is a relatively steep drop off and the island is protected by mangrove trees. Both the creek side and the beach side of the island have amazing marine life – being a marine reserve and thus not over fished by the local fishermen. The underwater diversity is simply astounding. Finally the island itself holds a stunning array of bird life and a smaller wild animals.
During the months of May and June, Mike’s Camp is closed due to rains and wind. However for the rest of the year the camp enjoys hot days and warm nights. Season changes in detail under Location on web.
• Safarilink Daily flight to Kiwayu – they will only land in Kiwayu if there are 2 passengers or more for Kiwayu.
• Safarilink flight into Lamu then a chartered Air Lamu flight into Kiwayu.
• Air Kenya flight into Lamu then a chartered Air Lamu flight into Kiwayu.
Flying & Boating:
• Safarilink or Air Kenya flight into Lamu and then travel up to Kiwayu by either speed boat (roughly 2 hours) or dhow (roughly 6 hours)
• Kiwayu Airstrip.
Breakfast is served with fresh fruit, cereals and a selection of cooked breakfasts; fresh, home-made served and buffet lunches. or picnics at the beach hut or elsewhere (depending on group size) and 3-course buffet dinners under the stars. Most meals consist of the freshest of fish and shellfish you will ever eat, sourced from the local fishermen. However Mike’s Camp can cater for all food preferences and allergies.
Yes, available and included in the price.
COMMUNICATION & ELECTRICITY:
Mike’s Camp is completely powered by solar and wind generated electricity,so all electric allpiances can be charged/used. There is good Safaricom telephone reception, and access to internet for those who wish to stay intouch with the world.
Bottled water is provided for drinking and shower water is brought up by donkeys from the well in the village.
A TYPICAL DAY AT MIKE’S CAMP:
Wake up with the sunrise as it lights up the world around you. Stroll across the dunes and have the first swim/snorkel of the day in the crystal clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Once you have had your fill, head back into camp for a delicious English breakfast. After breakfast, before the heat of the day kicks in, indulge yourself in one of the many activities that the camp has to offer. At lunch time sit down to another mouth watering meal … mmm fresh crab or lobster! Then retire to your banda to relax while the heat of the day passes over head. At about 4pm head back down to the beach for another delicious dip in the ocean or another activity. As the sun goes down sail in the dhow or sit out on the star deck with an ice cold drink in hand and watch the sky become ablaze with all the beautiful colours of the sun set. Finally enjoy another gorgeous meal under the open African skies then crawl into your king size bed and let the sounds of the wind and the waves lull you to sleep.
Activities included in the ‘full board’ package:
• Sand Yacht – sit in a buggy with a sail and zoom up and down the beach
• Shore fishing with a spinning rod and hand line
• Body boarding
• Snorkeling – back and front of the island
• Experienced Kite boarding
• Village walks and visiting the flip flop artists, and coral cave walks hill walks
• Laser sailing
• Table tennis
• Board games
Activities excluded in the ‘all incl.’ package:
• Water skiing
o Banana boat
o Wake boarding
• Deep sea Fishing (smaller boat)
• Full day on little toot (larger professional fishing boat)
. Day trips to other parts of the island/islands
. Day trips to Lamu.
Kiting with instructor
. Diving with instructor
. Dhow sailing