Several handmade cottages are dispersed in a wild garden along Wasini’s coast line. Special care has been taken to leave the environment as untouched as possible and the bush stretches right into the rocky compound situated beyond the outskirts of the main village.
The owners’ love for nature clearly shows in the eco-conscious construction of the cottages. Mainly local material from the island has been used; rough stones and shells make up the walls and the mangrove roof constructions are covered with palm shingles.
A solar installation caters for lighting. Phones and cameras can be charged but high-energy consuming devices such as laptops or electric cooler boxes exceed its capacity.
Since there is no ground water on the island and its inhabitants have to entirely rely on rainwater collected in communal cisterns, the cottages are equipped with water saving bucket showers and eco-urine-toilets. In addition, each cottage has its private conventional flush toilet (using sea water) in a nearby bathhouse.
They are equipped with a king-size double bed and an additional single bed (incl. mosquito nets).
Delicious Swahili seafood dishes, vegan meals as well as lunch raw food platters are served on a treetop terrace with great views of the sea.
A smaller Arab Dhow is available for private sailing trips.
Egrets, herons, sea eagles, storks and other sea birds are feeding in the swash zone and can be watched from the comfort of chairs set beneath a baobab tree.
You should not be surprised to encounter a lot of blue monkeys, cats, chameleons, monitor lizards, tortoises – and a variety of birds.
Price per Cottage:
3 persons: 1400 KSH per person
2 persons: 1750 KSH per person
1 person: 2600 KSH per person
For a group of 4 – 6 persons, our Banda Mlimani might also be an interesting option.
Extra charge per person and entire stay:
Contribution of Ksh 150 to the “Wasini Youth Nature Club”,
an environmental education & conservation project .
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 not applicable for 1-night or weekend stays, in the months of July/Aug/Dec/Jan, & in periods including a secular or religious holiday.
Deposits are non-refundable and payable on our Mpesa mobile account only (by e.g. Mpesa/Azimo.com/TransferWise.com). For cancellations made after 72 hours before the stay date, a 100% cancellation fee will be liable.
Breakfast: 220/380 KSH (small/full)
Main Dishes: 580/780 KSH (vegan/seafood, ordered by 10.30)
Light Lunches: 420/460 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. You are welcome to bring your own.
Payment by cash only – BOOKING REQUESTED – NO WALK-INS!
Check in: from 12.00 pm till 06.30 pm
Check out: from 05.30 am till 10.00 am
Self-catering charge – subject to prior request&booking*: KSH 150 per day x days booked = due amount
*: gas burner/dish soap/towel/cooking tools/tableware
For more info and booking contact the owners at: email@example.com
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