Kaya Mawa

Mbungu Room

Tucked into the vegetation on the south-eastern side, Mbungu sits slightly above the water and its private deck overlooks the main beach.

Facing north, Mbungu it doesn't get much early-morning sun – and so you can get a lie-in here, and it's a good place to watch the sunset! On one side of the room is the king-size bed; on the other is a large rectangular bath set into the floor, with a rain-drop shower above it. The small toilet is in a separate small room, behind a door.

Outside on the stone veranda is a curved seating area; down a few steps, is a small deck with a ladder into the lake for swimming, two loungers and a parasol. It's a very short swim to the main beach from here.

General room comments


The rooms at Kaya Mawa are all different – and most incorporate some of the surrounding granite boulders into the design of the rooms. Central to each room is usually an enormous double bed, swathed in mosquito netting and clad with soft, high-quality cotton bedding. Most of the floors are a light colour and polished smooth, so very cool in the heat. Whilst these 'standard' rooms don't have a massive amount of inside space, all of them have significant outside spaces.

All Kaya Mawa's rooms have electric power points, bed-side lamps and showers and baths with hot water. One or two bathrooms are partly open-air – although all are private and not overlooked. Do let us know if you have any preferences about your bathroom!

Each room has plenty of windows, and we don't think there's a significant security risk in leaving these open at night for the breeze – which is lovely off the lake. Each room also has a fan – although these are often of the table-top variety.

Khuyu Room | Madimba House | Mainja House | Makengulu | Mbamba | Mbungu Room | Msekwa Room | Ngani Room | Nkwhazi | Ullisa House | Yofu House |