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Msambweni Beach House

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- Spectacular ocean setting
- Spacious, comfortable accommodation
- Variety of activities

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Msambweni Beach House is an upmarket, boutique hotel located in the Msambweni area of south eastern Kenya. One hour’s drive from Ukunda airport, the property enjoys a clifftop setting above a secluded, white sand beach.

Set in extensive grounds, the main house features airy, high ceilings, white walls and stylish wooden and marble furnishings. Communal areas include a dining room, bar area, library, spa, and outdoor gym. Outside is an impressive infinity pool with superb views, and a fire pit with seating where guests can enjoy sundowners overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Mealtimes are extremely flexible, with European and traditional Swahili cuisine on offer. Guests can opt to dine at individual tables in the dining room, by the pool, or even on the beach.

Activities include snorkelling, scuba diving, kite surfing, kayaking, cycling and golf. Excursions include safari to Shimba Hills National Park, famed for its elephants, plus boat trips, and community visits. Massages and spa treatments are available on site.

A variety of accommodation is offered. The main house contains three spacious, air-conditioned double rooms, with private verandas and sea views. Each has an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower. Adjacent to the main house is the rustic Ocean Suite, a spacious tented room, which sleeps two. Accommodation comprises a large living area with a double bed, overhead fan, and a bathroom with twin washbasins and walk-in shower. A private terrace offers lovely sea views.

In addition, there are three private villas, each with their own swimming pool plus a terrace with sea views. Two units each offer two double bedrooms, whilst the third villa sleeps up to six guests in three double bedrooms. All rooms have either air conditioning or overhead fans.

Families with children age 12 years and over are most welcome at the villas, whilst the main house accommodates guests age 16 years and over. A babysitting service can be arranged.

Msambweni Beach House blends tranquillity and privacy with attentive service in a pristine ocean setting. It is a great option for travellers looking to experience the numerous activities and stunning coastline of southeast Kenya.

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  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • Dear Lisa, We are now back home and had a fantastic time. All the arrangements went seamlessly, transport and hotels were great. Laikipia was amazing, a very personal experience and they did all they could to accommodate everything we wanted to do. The river location was fantastic and ideal for the children as they got to swim in it. It is somewhere we would all like to return to. There might not have been the numbers that you get on the Masai Mara however we got to see lions with cubs, two black leopards, a golden leopard and the wild dogs as well as a huge number of other animals and birds. Thank you for suggesting to stay for 4 nights, it was just the right amount of time. The tamarin Hotel was a good choice as we were able to eat at the Carnivore restaurant which was an experience. Mauritius was lovely and relaxing, just what we needed after a very active time in Laikipia. Accommodation and service was great. Weather was good for most of the time, a few showers over the last couple of days. Thank you once again for organising it all. Sally

    MissingSally M reviewing Laikipia Wilderness and Plains on 11 August 2023

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

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