"Wasini Mpungu Lodge (Kenya)" Top 5 Page for this destination Africa Hotel Tip by SirRichard

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by SirRichard

This tiny wonderful pension is a hidden secret in the Wasini Marine Park, near to Shimoni, in the South Coast of Kenya. It's got several independent bungalows, very simple but clean. No electric light, No running water, showers "african style". Good home-made food (usually the fish is caught the same day by local fishermen). About 18 USD.

Unique Qualities: We arrived to the coast looking for the marine park, but had no idea of where were we gonna sleep. Then suddenly 3 kids appeared and started talking to us, offering us accomodation. Our first reaction was ignoring them, but after 30-40 minutes of wandering around the village, we hadn't found any place to stay so we jast gave up and accepted what the boys were offering.
It turned out to be a wonderul paradise by the coast, with basic but clean rooms and wonderful cuisine. The place is surrounded by gardens and they organize diving trips to the Marine park.
The showers are common, and consist on a big barrel of water on top of you, from where you open a tap and get the water (cold, of course!).

Address: P.O.Box19. Shimoni.
Price Comparison: least expensive
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 25, 2004
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