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Mbuyu Beach Bungalows
is located in the Msambweni
area of the Kenya Coast
Although being situated only around 25km south of the heavily touristed stretch of the coastline up at Diani Beach, Msambweni is another world, a gorgeous stretch of white sand, backed by dirt tracks through pleasant traditional villages. The plots along the back of the beach are mostly empty, with a few containing the holiday homes of up-country Kenyans and just a couple with small and upmarket beach lodges.
Situated on the main beach just north of the village, this simple lodge offers comprises a modest open-sided public areas immediately above the beach and a small swimming pool in the gardens behind. Guest accommodation is in a handful of pleasant thatched structures.
Activities include walking and mountain biking around the villages, remote beaches and mangrove forests of the area, plus snorkelling, paddle-boarding, body boarding and kayaking offshore. Day trips further afield are available for excellent diving, snorkelling and swimming with dolphins in the Kisite Marine Reserve to the south, plus golf. kite-surfing, wind-surfing, sky-diving and other such facilities back in the Diani Beach area to the north.
The main potential downsides are that the lodge and the hosting are both very simple, making it is best suited to more independent travellers who will be able to take control of arranging activities with providers around the village and beyond.