Kaya Mawa

Khuyu Room

The closest of these standard rooms to the beach, Khuyu has twin beds on one side of a gently sloping rocky wall, with a light beige floor and neat white moulded wardrobe area – under a high thatched roof.

On the other side of the rocky wall, up a few steps, is a very light, open bathroom area with a wash basin and a bath with a view, beneath a rain-drop shower. There's a separate door where, up a few steps, is the toilet.

Khuyu room has its own private deck area, with sun-loungers – which is immediately next to the beach. This is great news for less mobile guests, as it's very close indeed to the main lounge-dining area & bar, although it's not as secluded and private as the other rooms' decks. As usual, there's a ladder down from the deck into the lake for swimming.

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 wall-mounted 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 |