In the village of Shela, in the island of Lamu, Kijani
House offers a unique accommodation with its 2000 sq.
metres of tropical garden, wich leads directly to the
sea, and two fresh water swimming pools. Each room has
a bathroom and has its own balcony or veranda facing
the garden and the sea. The rooms are spread throughout
the garden into three small seperate traditional Swahili
buildings which formerly were private homes, made of
coral walls, with boriti ceiling and makuti roofs.
Kiwayu Safari Village
Nestled amongst the mainland dunes, about 30 miles north
of Lamu Island the oasis of Kiwayu Safari Village overlooks
a sheltered lagoon to the north of Kiwayu Island . Boasting
total seclusion, visited only by fishermen and dhows,
accommodation consists of thatched bandas/cottages which
blend into the dunes. Cuisine centers around fresh catches
of fish, excellent seafood. The theme of Kiwayu Safari
Village is informality. Each hammock-strung verandah
offers total privacy and panoramic views over the lagoon.
The dining-room and bar are also built in the local
Bajuni tradition with palm-thatched roofs and woven
matting floors. Each of the 18 bandas is within easy
reach of the water's edge, the boats and the bar.
Lamu Palace Hotel
Located within Lamu Island, a small romantic town of
rich Arabic influence, Lamu Palace Hotel is fairly new
hotel and is located on the waterfront. Its main advantage
other than its scenic view and Lamu-style decor, is
its close proxmity to downtown Lamu. All of the 22 rooms
within the hotel are airconditioned and advantageously
placed with a rich Lamu feel. The two restaurants at
Lamu Palace Hotel, roof top and spacious terrace restaurants,
have extensive menus with a wide variety of dishes and