Come to Mkoko House for slow living coastal style... enjoy the beaches, the warm coastal hospitality, the delicious cuisine, and the peaceful and quiet surroundings of the House.
Fully indulge in everything the archipelago has to offer and you will be sure to fall in love with this little gem!


Mkoko House is situated on Manda Island, part of the Lamu Archipelago, off the North Coast of Kenya. It is directly opposite Lamu Island and faces Shela village (on Lamu Island) which is just across the channel.

Manda Island lies directly opposite Lamu Island. It is considerably less built up than Lamu Island and only has about 20 private houses and beach bungalows.
The island is incredibly tranquil and boasts an extensive mangrove ecosystem and array of birds and monkeys. Manda Beach faces Shela village (on Lamu Island) and the two are separated by a 5 minute boat ride across the narrow channel.

Lamu Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its distinctive coastal traditions and way of life. Lamu Old Town is a bustling ancient town with tons to offer in ways of cuisine, culture, and more.
Shela Village about 2 km from Lamu Town is considerably smaller and therefore quieter. The village is incredibly charming with its narrow lanes and paths which cut through the village like a maze.