Banda Mlimani

Banda Mlimani Wasini is as special as specialty lodging can get!        An abode made for the seeker of pure adventure and true experience of the African nature.

In Banda Mlimani you dwell just some sticks and a net away from the buzzing nature and the crashing Indian Ocean waves. Don’t expect brick walls or glass windows – there are none around here!

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20140823_174440The beach hut (= banda in Swahili) is located on a small hill (= mlimani) just a few meters away from the cliffs. It is surrounded by wild indigenous bush vegetation as well as flame trees, frangipani, bougainvillea, and banana trees.

Prepare yourself to meet land crabs, blue monkeys, cats, monitor lizards, all kind of birds incl. sea eagles, chicken, great hornbills, and ibises- and if you are very lucky, you might even spot one of the shy local antelopes called duikers!

Banda Mlimani is equipped with a hand carved Swahili queen size double bed and four single beds (incl. mosquito nets)

 

20140823_174257Right adjacent is a spacious private furnished outside area with a great sea view. There is a local kitchen incl. gas cooker (on request).

 

Attached to the beach hut is a small bathroom with an eco-urine-toilet and a shower (fresh water bucket shower). In a distance, there is a separate bathhouse with a private conventional flush toilet (sea water) and an additional eco-shower. The island has no fresh ground water and relies entirely on rain water collected in cisterns. Consequently, fresh water is a scarce commodity and has to be used in moderation.

Wasini is not connected to the national power grid. Banda Mlimani is equipped with a small solar installation. Besides lighting, it provides energy 24/7 for your small electronic devices such as phones and cameras – high energy consuming equipment such as laptops or e-cooler boxes exceed its capacity.

The beach hut shares a large compound, a treetop restaurant, a private sand beach on the cliff, a wooden boat jetty, and a tidal pool with Blue Monkey Beach Cottages. A maximum of 7 other guests guarantees peace and privacy for everyone.

Rate Banda Mlimani per night (up to 5 persons): Ksh 4600  additional person: Ksh 600

Extra charge per person and entire stay:
Contribution of Ksh 150 to the “Wasini Youth Nature Club”,
an environmental education & conservation project .

Extra charge for self-caterers – subject to prior booking*:                 KSH 200 per day * days booked = due amount
*: gas burner/dish soap/towels/cooking tools/tableware)

Discounts granted upon booking*:
Stay 5 nights but only pay for 4, stay 7 nights only pay 5.                       On request, volunteers & larger groups are granted a discount.
*: discounts are not cumulative. They are neither applicable for 1 night or weekend stays, nor in the months of July/Aug/Dec/Jan, nor in periods which include a secular or religious holiday.

Deposits due are payable on our mobile account only (Mpesa/Azimo/Worldremit)

Cancellation: paid deposits are non-refundable.

Price Meals:
Breakfast:                   210/360 KSH (small/full)
Main Dishes:             580/720 KSH (vegan/seafood,  ordered by 10.30)
Light Lunches:          380/420 KSH (ordered by 10.30 am)                       Extras:                           lobster & mangrove crab billed per weight

Cooled soft drinks and mineral water are available. In accordance with local traditions, no alcoholic drinks are served on the premises or sold in any island shop.

Payment by cash only – BOOKING REQUESTED – NO WALK-INS!
Check in:     12.00 pm – 06.30 pm
Check out: 05.30 am – 10.00 am

For more info and booking contact the owners at: wasiniguide@hotmail.com

To read firsthand accounts from past guests at Tripadvisor, please copy and paste the following link:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g1028939-d7647849-Banda_Mlimani_Wasini-Wasini_Island_Coast_Province.html

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