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Baobab House, Dining on the veranda- Bernard will serve food downstairs or upstairs.
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Baobab House, Dining on the veranda- Bernard will serve food downstairs or upstairs.
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Baobab House, Dining on the veranda- Bernard will serve food downstairs or upstairs.
Baobab House under baobab trees
Walk up the path to Baobab House
Closer view as you approach the house
View of the house on the beach
One of the downstairs sitting areas. Plenty of hanging beds, and relaxation platforms.
View from upstairs balcony, lot's of areas to relax or sleep under the stars.
Watch the sunset from the upstairs veranda.
View from upstairs balcony. Lovely spot to have a drink and watch the sunset.
Alternative dining upstairs
Upstairs bedroom with en suite. Wake to birds on branches outside.
One of the downstairs bedrooms, both with en suite toilet and shower.
One of the downstairs bedrooms, both with en suite toilet and shower.
Another sitting area under the shade of the trees in the garden.
Hanging bed under shady tree
These beautiful trees are over 500 years old!
View across the channel to Shela and the dunes.
Bernard our cook gets high praise.
Hussein our gardener.
Beka, boat captain.
Baobab trees in late afternoon light.
The baobab trees beckon!
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lamu Island, Coast Province

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Jacqui196...
Breede River, South Africa
1 review
“A relaxing family holiday spent in a special house, on a lovely, quiet beach”
Reviewed 31 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We had such a nice holiday at Baobab House, relaxing and spending hours lying in the hammocks, swimming, walking and reading. I loved the house, which has a very special feel set in amongst baobab trees.
There were very few other tourists on Manda Island so we had the beach to ourselves.
We ate fresh seafood everyday, sourced by Bernard, who is an excellent cook. He and Hussein looked after our every need.
I would recommend Baobab House to anyone wanting a quiet, relaxing break to get away from it all.
At the end of the holiday, none of us wanted to leave to go home.

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Liked best: The quiet and peacefulness away from other people.
Liked least: leaving to go home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RicotheGr...
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Awesome”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Stayed at Baobab for a week and it was one of our best ever holidays. The house is opposite Shela and always a short boat ride away when need be. We thoroughly enjoyed so few tourists and it was the start of the season so there were a lot less. Bernard and Habib were excellent with nothing to difficult to source. We loved the variety of seafood available and at very reasonable rates. G & IT tastes so much better here!!!

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Liked best: solitude and time to play games with the kids. No techno toys!!!
Liked least: having to pack to go home
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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