The Swiss owner (since 16 months) makes an effort to serve best quality food. European cooking I would describe it, you get Swiss "Rösti", Peppersteak, Calamari deep fried, prawns cocktail, ice cream called "banana split" and so on.
They provide live music a few nights every week and once a week dancing of the Massai.
Favorite Dish: Peppersteak ... the pepper sauce excellent, the meat soft and exact done like you ordered it.
And the prize is amazing: not even 4 Euro!Related to:
- Diving and Snorkeling
Banhof is located at the Malindi Highway, there where Mtwapa starting. It is overlooking "Causorina" club and you can't miss it, no matter if day or night time. In fact, if night time you can't miss it at all.
It is pretty wild sort of club offering kind of dissolutely fun, lots of beer and lots of hot local girls. To me it looks much alike to those biker clubs, very loud music and attenders who care to have good fun only. As far as I could noticed, there is lots of drug addicted people in this club.
Dress Code: Any dress code, the sexier the better.
There are number of such a bars all over the coastline, situated in between two villages or in the outskirts but sometimes even in the middle of nowhere. Great majority of the white tourists never visiting such a bars, not even if day-time. To my knowledge tourists don't attend such a places because of irrational fear, but mostly because of predjudices. But fact is, in such a bars one could spend exceptional times, welcomed by the friendly locals, sipping very cheap drinks, listening very good African music, enjoying in the perfect atmosphere and most probably having immemorable fun.
Kenyans do drink alot and most of the people there probably could be drunk but they aren't agressive and violent drunkers.
Dress Code: Any dress code is acceptable.
Most of the locals will suggest Lambada as the best club in Mtwapa but am strongly oppose it. Lambada is the new built club, on the outskirts of the town, looking pretty good but missing the atmosphere.
Causorina is wooden construction with the lots of greenery inside and epecially outside of the club, making the whole ambient more attractive and looking it kind of relaxing. It is situated close to Mtwapa Creek from where refreshing wind coming in the evenings.......
Shanzu Local Customs
Local market places in Kenya will tell you the story of the settlement and the people there. When strolling and exploring was always amazed by the fact that even small villages could have big market places. The one at Mtwapa is really big and interesting but I suggest you to be careful if visiting it. I have noticed some bad guys around who watching attentively people moving in between the stands. They could be criminals, drug dealers or drug addicted. It is advisable not to carry with, and in particularly not to show too much of cash money in such a places.
Shanzu Off The Beaten Path
I took this picture and soon after was reported to the guard by a lady who was standing there in front of the entrance. Big gloomy guy approached to me asking what am doing and why am taking pictures of an government restricted area. I told him that the colourful "matatu" which passed by was the object of my snaping. He awarned me not to take any other picture otherwise my camera could be confiscated for good. Well, during my previous visits I have learned to take very seriously whatever the Kenyan police officer is telling, otherwise this guys can create alot of problems.
Anyway, this is one of the biggest prisons in whole of Kenya, accomodating heavy criminals.
Favorite thing: When I visited Mtwapa for the first time, back in 2006., it was dusty and dirthy village worth to be visiting for one reason only, beautiful Mtwapa Creek and the restaurant Moorings. Nowadays, Mtwapa is fast growing town probably one of the faster growing in whole of Kenya. Moorings is still attractive, as it was before, but there are couple of new restaurants in the town worth of visiting.
As for nightlife, Mtwapa is the most exciting place around Mombasa, for both locals and tourists. There are many new and attractive night-clubs, such as Lambada, Causarina and Banhof.