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Safari meaning ‘journey’ in Swahili, stirs up images of a savanna landscape teeming with wildlife, relaxing outside ones tent while being served a sun-downer around a crackling fire, watching elephants peacefully meander with Mt. Kilimanjaro as the backdrop, meeting Maasai warriors along the dirt track and much, much more. Let us take you there…

We offer you the opportunity to visit the Africa, people only think of in their dreams. In conjunction with our hand selected destinations and hosts we reveal to you a side of East Africa that the majority do not even know still exists. With private access into many areas and destinations, we can offer an insight into the authentic East Africa.

Allow us to take you to our favorite undiscovered private destinations where you’ll experience fantastic
‘forever memories’.

Our goal is to tailor the safari to your specific interests, travel schedule, local wildlife concentrations, and seasonal weather patterns. As our private guests, we will be happy to alter and customize the itinerary once we’ve identified your preferences and wishes.
Osero Safaris has put together a handful of itineraries that allow you to experience a diversity of landscapes, wildlife, activities and cultures while staying in luxurious and exclusive camps.

Click on links to the left for your desired safari.

 

Camps
 

Manda Bay is a place to relax and restore your soul. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand, the sensual sound of waves lapping the shore of this beautiful bay slowly softens your senses and leads you back to nature’s old rhythms.

ABOUT

Location:

Lamu Archipelago

Altitude:

Sea level

Climate:

Hot days, warm nights, medium humidity

  • Location: North Western tip of Manda Island, Lamu, on the Indian Ocean.
  • Altitude: Sea Level
  • Hot days, pleasant nights
  • 10 spacious, airy cottages:
      5 double rooms,
      5 twin rooms with option to add 3rd bed
  • Private shaded verandahs
  • Ensuite bathrooms, hot water, flush toilets
  • Beach and bush walks
  • Massage on request
  • Sundowners on Utamaduni, a fully fitted 60ft dhow
  • Water sports including:
      Windsurfing
      Laser sailing
      Dhow sailing cruises
      Snorkelling
      Mangrove trips
      Water-skiing
      Creek and Salt water fly fishing
  • Scuba Diving by arrangement
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Cultural visits and excursions to Lamu
  • Laundry
  • Airstrip
Scheduled flight once a day from Nairobi directly to Lamu.
DESTINATION

Manda Bay is located on the North-Western tip of Manda Island, one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands to be found in the romantic Lamu archipelago. It lies in calm inshore waters on a long sandy protected beach. With miles of soft white sand, fascinating creeks and small islets to explore, it makes a perfect retreat for both family groups and honeymooners alike.

For centuries this has been a calling point for the Arab dhow traders – a safe haven where time stands still and nature is allowed to take its natural course without the interference of the modern world.
ACCOMODATION

In keeping with the local landscape and artisans the accommodation consists of ten cottages constructed from local materials. Five rooms are set right on the seafront and five are set in-between and slightly behind on higher ground. With five doubles and five twins, families can also utilize two of these rooms adapting them to a comfortable triple layout. All the rooms have large ceiling fans and ensuite bathrooms. There is a central dining room and bar area featuring locally crafted Lamu furniture and overlooking the bay a separate secluded lounge area perfect for unwinding over an ocean sundowner.

Having its own private, fully fitted 60foot traditional dhow –Utamaduni– it’s possible to arrange longer 2/3 day cruises exploring the uninhabited islands of this fascinating archipelago.

EXPERIENCE

More often than not with the owners in residence, the personal attention to detail and clients is both discreet and attentive.

Cuisine naturally features a marine flavour - freshly caught Tuna, Mangrove Crab or Prawns are the order of the day, but individual needs and flexible mealtimes are designed to fit in with guests requirements.

The wishes of all guests whether it be soul restoration, relaxation or more adventurous activities, are carefully considered and offered by some of Kenya’s finest hosts. Exploring nearby mangrove creeks and long-left ruins, visiting the many islets or deep sea fishing for the elusive Marlin or Sailfish are just a few of the many explorations to be taken. Marine life abounds with regular sightings of Dolphins, Turtles & the occasional Humpback whale. Families find Manda Bay most welcome since with gently sloping beaches and easy, safe snorkelling the water is warm, gentle and clear.

Kenya has five Marine Parks & Reserves established to protect the wealth of the undersea life along 480 Kms of Kenya’s coastline. Diving, snorkeling and exploring this world of Coral Reefs teeming with life and colour is a safari in itself. Dolphins, Turtles, Giant Moray Eels, Rays and Barracuda can be found close to shore whilst the azure blue deep ocean offers unlimited Deep Sea Sport Fishing in season (August to March). Experienced crews and well-equipped boats fish for Marlin, Sailfish, Broadbill, Tuna & Wahoo with great success. Humpback Whales and whale sharks visit these coastal waters from July to September to raise their young.

At the North & Southern ends of the Kenya coastline, idyllic, exclusive ‘Robinson Crusoe’ style hideaways can be discovered. These remote and exclusive lodges, hotels and homesteads provide seclusion, peace, tranquility with the uncompromised luxury to be expected of first-class cuisine and relaxation.

LAMU
Kenya has five Marine Parks & Reserves established to protect the wealth of the undersea life along 480 Kms of Kenya’s coastline. Diving, snorkeling and exploring this world of Coral Reefs teeming with life and colour is a safari in itself. Dolphins, Turtles, Giant Moray Eels, Rays and Barracuda can be found close to shore whilst the azure blue deep ocean offers unlimited Deep Sea Sport Fishing in season (August to March). Experienced crews and well-equipped boats fish for Marlin, Sailfish, Broadbill, Tuna & Wahoo with great success. Humpback Whales and whale sharks visit these coastal waters from July to September to raise their young.

 

 

 
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