kizingoni house lamu

This is a newly built house located on Kizingoni Beach, near Kipungani, at the Southern tip of Lamu Island at the far end of Shela Beach, famous for its 12kilometres of wild untouched sea shore and ancient sand dunes. Low lying, and beautiful, the house’s sandy colour blends naturally with the beach before it.


Remote and peaceful, it is a 20 minute boat ride from Lamu town, the airport on Manda Island, and Shela Village. Turtles lay their eggs on the beach, where long walks are a joy, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, fishing, dhow sailing, camping out on desert island beaches, waterskiing and kite surfing are all possible. Power is supplied by a Wind turbine and 4 solar panels.

On the Ground Floor there is a 6x9metre pool overlooking the beach. Also on the ground floor is a bar area, sitting/baraza area and dining room. Kitchen and laundry areas are also located on this floor. There is also a double bedroom ensuite. On the first floor are 2 double bedrooms ensuite, as well as the master bedroom ensuite, all with private balcony and rooftop sitting areas.

The house has been built and positioned to take full advantage of the west facing view for spectacular sunsets and sea views and to catch the sea breezes throughout the year. It is set into the remote and peaceful environment so that it has maximum privacy. The large central living/dining room is simply designed in the Swahili style with traditional plasterwork and wooden mangati beams, with a magnificent locally crafted dining table. There are 3 baraza (meeting/sitting) areas – one next to the plunge pool, one on the roof and one in the protected courtyard garden. The pool has a separate bathroom and changing room. The house is furnished with traditional Swahili items of furniture and antiques from around Africa and Asia.

The house has four en-suite double bedrooms with mosquito netting, fans and private balconies with sea views. The large master bedroom faces west with superb sea views framed by coconut palms. Its spacious bathroom has a Swahili style bath and from the bedroom there is direct access to the roof top patio and bar area.

The house has a staff team that includes a host, room stewards, chefs, and there’s a boat and captain for personal use.


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