In my recent visit to Mombasa I opted to be based in Mtwapa.
Last time I had been to Mtwapa it was an a day trip and Mtwapa had grown, complete with a new bigger Tuskys.
As usual when I land at a new place I walk around and mtwapa was no different as I went looking for ‘Jumba la Mtwana’ of which there was no coherent signage. I got lost and upon my return to Mtwapa proper got lost in a ‘ghetto’.
To get my bearing I took a boda boda to Moorings which did not tickle my fancy.
My immediate need was a place to charge my phone and a place to shower after my night travel and over five kilometre walk about under the scorching sun.
In my quest to be tech-agile I downloaded Airnb but I was unable to navigate it. Going into google I checked out TripAdvisory and amidst the din I stumbled on a gem.
Asked a boda boda guy and it was love at first sight.
The rooms which are big, spacious, airy range from 900 shillings to 1800 shillings and in most of them you can cook for yourself.
It is a gated private villa with the owners living there so you are assured of quality.
There is a lovely sitting area where meals are served and it also serves as the common room with a TV as the rooms do not have TVs.
Books and artwork dot the Lodge.
The books are ALL in German.
As is the menu.
There is a swimming pool.
The Lodge is located 15minutes walk from the Mtwapa Creek which has beautiful scenery.
And for the famous sin city that is Mtwapa, the lodge is located 15 minutes walk from the centre of the nightlife action.
Hibiskus Lodge is owned by Peter and Ingrid and I highly recommend it.
GOD BLESS KENYA!