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Please note, we only take direct bookings for the Bandas. Please contact lodges and campsites directly for bookings – details can be found on the individual lodge and campsite pages. 

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Booking Enquiries

Please note, we only take direct bookings for the Bandas. Please contact lodges and campsites directly for bookings – details can be found on the individual lodge and campsite pages. 

Melako Bandas

Melako Bandas, nestled under the doum palms on the edge of the dry Merille River.
Two bedrooms with 3 beds each; chef, waiter and housekeeper provided.
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Private Paradise

Melako Bandasare self-catering bandas set in the shade of Doum Palms and acacia trees on a stunning sand river. It is a fantastic little private paradise; a perfect little getaway for family and friends with an open area living room, a fully furnished kitchen and two ensuite bedrooms with three beds in each. 

If you are more than six people, you can pitch tents outside. This is a perfect overnight stop on the way north or to stay for a few days and explore the wonders of Melako Community Conservancy. 

Facilities

Activities

Bird Watching

Game Viewing

Hiking

Visit Laisamis Crater Lake

Nature Walks

Directions

Melako Bandas is two hours drive north of Isiolo.

Drive on the main A2 highway just a little past Merille centre and turn right when you see a sign off to the right for “Merille Cattle Market”. Follow that road but stay left and follow the electricity poles. You will eventually see a track going diagonally left and you will see Blue gates at the end. Go past the blue gates and then right round the end of the fence and drive past a manyatta on your right and then follow the road that passes a big pile of rocks. Follow for about 6Km and the Banda’s are on your right past the junction of the aircraft taxiway. There are signages installed from the turn off the main A2 highway to the bandas.

Costs

Adults

Children

4000 Kes per person per night

2000 Kes per person per night

If all the beds are fully booked and paid for, extras will only pay conservation fees for pitching their tents outside as follows:

Adults

Children

2000 Kes per person per night

1000 Kes per person per night

For hikes and nature walks – we recommend that you use a community conservancy ranger for 1000 Kes per trip. This is paid directly to the ranger involved.    

High Season (Dec 12 – Jan 2 inclusive; Easter weekends; August 1 – 31) rates will vary from time to time.

Booking

Call us on 0701295357 or email us at tourism@nrt-kenya.org

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