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 palm trees. Chalets are constructed entirely from local materials, with grass floors and thatch roofs woven by the neighbouring villagers. The large interiors are a picture of rustic simplicity, with giant king-size beds and furniture all hand-made from local woods. Each chalet on Kipungani Explorer hotel has an ocean-facing verandah with local sofas and cushioned chairs. Amenities include freshwater showers, flush toilets and separate dressing areas with wash basins. Beach-facing lounge and bar are furnished for complete relaxation. The dining room sits in a small tropical garden with an adjoining library. In front of the building is a horizon-touching saltwater pool. There is also a gift shop, bottled water and mosquito repellent in all chalets and early morning coffee/tea served on the verandah.