Bahari Guest House – Shela Village

The cheapest rooms are located at the back of the guest house, and do not have a sea view, other rooms have balconies and view of the sea, and there is a top floor room with sea view for which there is an extra charge. All rooms have mosquito nets and bathrooms, but no hot […]

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The Maljis – Manda Island

The Majlis, Manda Island, is a small luxury beach resort located on Manda Island beach front, in the Lamu Archipelago on Kenya’s North Coast. The Island resort combines 25 superbly appointed oversized rooms distributed among 4 beautiful villas, the décor is exotic and exclusive. All rooms boast large bedrooms with a king-sized bed draped in […]

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Kipungani Explorer, Kipungani Bay – Lamu

Managed by the Heritage group of hotels, overlooking a deserted 14-kilometre beach on the South-western tip of Lamu Island, Kipungani Explorer is a dream destination for those seeking a true desert island holiday, in a secluded location. Kipungani Explorer has 14 spacious and secluded chalets which sit above the white sands of Kipungani Bay shaded by […]

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Banana House and Wellness Centre

Banana House, Shela Village, this is a private house which has developed into a friendly ‘Bed & Breakfast’ alternative in Shela. Owned and run by Monika, a Dutch lady who has lived in Lamu for several years. The house is very spacious, with attractive sitting and lounging areas, hammocks, and day beds in a beautiful […]

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Peponi Hotel on Shela Beach

Peponi Hotel is probably the most famous of all Lamu hotels and is the only one situated directly on Shela Beach. A small, private, family-owned hotel, it was once a house, which grew into a hotel. The atmosphere is intimate and low key. Peponi Hotel has a sea-facing bar and snack restaurant open to hotel […]

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Kizingo, Kizingo Point, Lamu Island

Kizingo, Kizingo Point in Lamu Island is a small resort consisting of six spacious bandas with shaded balconies and uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean. The knowledge and expertise of the villagers was used to construct the bandas using local materials such as mangrove poles, star palm leaves and coconut palms. The lodge is totally […]

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Kijani House Hotel -Shela Village

Entering Kijani House on Shela Village, Lamu is like stepping into a secret garden. Two aquamarine pools glow gently in the shade of giant kunazi trees, small tables and beach chairs lie in the shade of a profusion of different species of palm trees, and flowering flamboyants and yellow oleanders branch out over large terraces […]

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Baytil Ajaib – Lamu Town

Baytil Ajaib is a beautifully restored 18th Century palatial Swahili House located in the heart of Lamu town, it took 11 years to renovate the building in order to remain true to original Swahili style by studying the architecture and materials used in constructing traditional stone houses. The result is a stunning house impeccably restored […]

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Lamu House Hotel & Beach Club – Lamu Town

Situated overlooking the harbour in Lamu Town. Lamu House Hotel & Beach Club is made up of 2 converted and completely rebuilt Swahili Houses, beautifully adapted for modern use. Spanish owned and managed. The enchantment of the traditional Swahili architecture has been preserved, re-designed to meet the needs of guests. Each house has 5 bedrooms, […]

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Fatuma’s Tower & Yoga House – Shela Village

Fatuma’s Tower is a renovated 18th Century ruin standing in a walled garden at the back of Shela Village, near the sand dunes, last occupied a hundred years ago until her death by the unmarried Fatuma and her five female slaves. Over time, all the floors of the building and most of its walls fell […]

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