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Waridi House

Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Special Deal   Wardi House is located in Shela Village. The house offers a quite retreat ideal for a family or groups. The house is available on a room...
Wardi House is located in Shela Village. The house offers a quite retreat ideal for a family or groups. The house is available on a room only basis or the entire house can be booked for one group. It sleeps ten adults and five children.

There are five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a private Verandah and a plunge pool. The house comes complete with a team of staff to assist with all your needs. There is a waiter, housekeeper, gardener and the house manager who will also serve as the cook. You will need to purchase your own food and the cook with prepare your meals for you.

The rates include two boat transfers from the airport to the house on arrival and from the house to the airport on the departure day.
from R1136
Banana House and Wellness Centre on Lamu Island welcomes you wholeheartedly and invites you to...
Banana House and Wellness Centre on Lamu Island welcomes you wholeheartedly and invites you to visit us for an unforgettable holiday experience. Shela is a small village on Lamu Island, 45 minutes' walk from Lamu Town and situated at the point of the island. Here the white sanded beach and the dunes stretch out for hours of undisturbed walking and pure bliss.

The house is simply and tastefully furnished in Swahili style, with many different sitting areas, daybeds and hammocks. Guests have a choice of six comfortably furnished double rooms or the penthouse, all of which are air-conditioned. Banana House offers a well equipped kitchen with an excellent cook and friendly staff and gives their guests the opportunity to prepare lunch or dinner on request. Vegetarian meals are also available. Airport transfers are provided for two guests at no extra costs.

The Banana House wellness centre is situated on the ground floor around a large acacia tree. The rooftop of the wellness centre is unique in Shela; a meditation room built out of bottles, with views of the sea and Manda Island and beautiful sunsets over the dunes.

Guests can enjoy a variety of activities in the area, including sailing, dinner on a traditional dhow, traditional Swahili dinners, evenings of Swahili drumming, deep-sea fishing, and turtle or dolphin watching. Guests can also indulge in a daily yoga class. At Banana House and Wellness Centre you will feel the love that Monika and Banana have put into the house to give it a homely and welcoming atmosphere.
from R2261

La Joya House

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Located in Shela Village, La Joya House is a traditional coastal Swahili house, built using lime and coral and has a total of five double...
Located in Shela Village, La Joya House is a traditional coastal Swahili house, built using lime and coral and has a total of five double bedrooms. The house is available for rent on an exclusive basis, or you can rent a room on a bed and breakfast basis.

The first floor of the house consists of the main kitchen, a dining room and two bedrooms. On the second floor, there is a secondary kitchen, dining/living room area and two bedrooms. The rooftop pent-house bedroom has its own bathroom and living room area. The house is very tastefully decorated to create a comfortable, homely setting for its guests.

Staff are available for cleaning and serving breakfast. There is also a very good chef at the house who is at the guests' disposal to prepare delicious Swahili dishes, seafood and fish dishes with fresh local produce.

The famous Shela Beach is a five minutes’ walk away from La Joya House.
from R1803

The Majlis

Sleeps 51 in 17 rooms

The Majlis is situated in Lamu - the oldest Swahili town in Kenya. It is comparable to Zanzibar in Tanzania. Due to its unique location...
The Majlis is situated in Lamu - the oldest Swahili town in Kenya. It is comparable to Zanzibar in Tanzania. Due to its unique location along Arabic, Indian and African trade routes, Lamu Kenya flourished as a maritime hub whose main population, the Swahili, engaged in international trade, fishing and farming.

The Majlis Resort is a privately owned luxury beach hotel offering the very best. With a superb beachfront location and breathtaking views over the Ras Kitau Bay and Shela Village, it offers 17 superbly-appointed air-conditioned suites, two bars, a restaurant and a water sports and wellness centre. The Majlis offers the perfect setting and the ideal location for barefoot luxury, informal pampering and excellent cuisine.

We are an ideal location for your personalized beach holiday which may include a corporate meeting, special event, wedding, honeymoon or renewing your marriage vows. We offer tailored services to meet your personal requirements and accommodation needs. Our expert staff members are always available to provide personalized services and to answer any questions you may have.

We also provide professional guidance and travel tips to make your trip most memorable. Enjoy your vacation in Africa at one of the best Kenyan beach resorts. Book your accommodation today and explore the enchanting Lamu Archipelago from The Majlis.
from R9394

Marino House

Sleeps 9 in 4 rooms

Marino House is a large villa situated in the quite seaside village of Shela, on Lamu Island. The house offers accommodation for nine...
Marino House is a large villa situated in the quite seaside village of Shela, on Lamu Island. The house offers accommodation for nine people and is only 30 meters from the beach. The house comes complete with staff to assist with cooking, cleaning and security.

There are four spacious bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, mosquito netting and ceiling fans. The main bedroom has a large veranda with views of the garden and swimming pool. There is one bedroom in the house and two rooms in a separate wing with views of the garden. The living space comprises a dining/living room and a kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with two fridges, a large cooker and table-top grill, toaster and a food processor.

Outside guests will find a large swimming pool and garden where guest can enjoy being outdoors. The garden leads towards the beach which is only 30 meters away.
from R4711

Shella Sea Breeze Guest House

Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Shella Sea Breeze Guest House is located in the small seaside village of Shela and offers...
Shella Sea Breeze Guest House is located in the small seaside village of Shela and offers comfortable accommodation with a sea view and in warm Swahili hospitality.

The guest house offers seven rooms that are furnished with twin beds and equipped with ceiling fans and mosquito nets. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a toilet and a shower only. The rooms also enjoy lovely sea views and the guest house is secure. Security measures are in place so that guests can relax and enjoy their holiday.

Guests can relax on the balcony and enjoy the lovely views, or take a short walk down to the beach where various water sports such as boating or swimming can be enjoyed.
from R1212

Shella Bahari Guest House

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Shella Bahari Guest House is one of the few oceanfront guest houses on Lamu Island. The house is located a short distance from the famous...
Shella Bahari Guest House is one of the few oceanfront guest houses on Lamu Island. The house is located a short distance from the famous 12 kilometer unspoilt beach.

Bahari started out as a small restaurant in 1989 but has been extended to include five double en-suite bedrooms. The rooms are decorated with quaint little pieces of Swahili furniture. Each room is equipped with a ceiling fan and bed net.

From the villa pier you can catch a Dhow going to the town of Lamu or take a sunset sail with friends. We are an ideal getaway with a promise of sunny skies all year round with a welcoming pitter patter of tepid rain in the middle months of the year.

For all your adventurers out there, tease your restless spirit by indulging in some deep sea diving or go snorkelling as you play peek-a-boo with the coral fish.
from R942

Shella Royal House

Sleeps 30 in 2 rooms

Shella Royal House consists of two houses on the same property, idyllically located in Shela and a 2-minute walk from the pier. Both...
Shella Royal House consists of two houses on the same property, idyllically located in Shela and a 2-minute walk from the pier. Both houses have beautiful views of the Indian Ocean and the beach below. One house has six en-suite rooms and one penthouse with an individual balcony, and the other house has four en-suite rooms and two penthouses each with an individual balcony.

Both houses have electricity, however in cases of power failure from the main supply we have a power generator and back-up inverter system. All comforts such as fans, mosquito nets, fridges and fully equipped modern kitchens are provided.

Since the houses have an ideal location overlooking the Manda Channel and easy access to the 12 km white sandy beaches, guests can take long walks or just relax on the beach. Shella Royal House has its own excursion dhow and a modern fishing boat which is manned by a captain and his crew. The modern fishing boat is ideal for deep sea fishing and we organise all sorts of trips in the boat. Guests can fish and then cook their catch on the deck served with a glass of wine from the bar.

Royal House has well-trained staff including a permanent gourmet cook who specialises in Swahili food and a wide variety of seafood dishes, as well as vegetarian dishes. At any time guests may dine on the rooftop with lovely views and the local sounds from the village.
from R3483

Fatuma's Tower Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 22 in 8 rooms

Fatuma's Tower Boutique Hotel offers a tranquil retreat in this quiet fisherman’s village on the...
Fatuma's Tower Boutique Hotel offers a tranquil retreat in this quiet fisherman’s village on the Island of Luma. The accommodation is provided in 11 double rooms ideal for couples and groups. Guests are invited to come and enjoy the peace and comfort of this tranquil space.

The historic towers have been renovated and modified to accommodate five bedrooms and a yoga hall. Behind the towers in the same compound is the Sand Castle with its three ground-floor rooms. In the garden you will find the garden cottage with two more rooms. These ten double rooms are all furnished with local antiques to create a simple and elegant design. No two rooms are the same. Several balconies provide an area to enjoy the fresh air.

The yoga hall offers daily practice with private sessions available on request. Breakfast is served daily. You can provide the in-house chef with the ingredients to prepare additional meals.
from R1591

Kisimani House

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Home in the sweet fragrant village of Shela, the Kisimani House is one of kind with its original architecture still in place. Along with...
Home in the sweet fragrant village of Shela, the Kisimani House is one of kind with its original architecture still in place. Along with ornate interiors, massive stone walls, carved archways and sea views, it in itself is an experience.

Kisimani in Swahili means ‘the House of the Well’, and the house to this day relies on its own water source. Central courtyards connect the beautiful maze of rooms, with the house comprising of four levels. Accommodation is ideal for two families with children or four couples, and conveniently if the house is not already occupied, single travelers or a couple can share the house on a bed and breakfast basis.

The house comes with an excellent cook and a steward butler, who both speak English. From the kitchen Karissa the Chef emerges with seafood and meals as fresh as you have ever tasted. He will prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner; either unguided or to your specific preferences.

Fred Kahindi is your discrete butler, he brings you tea in the morning, sees to the beds, the laundry, the shopping, fixes drinks and lowers the nets before bedtime. Let Karissa know of any dietary preferences and give him enough cash to shop for your group. Bring your own spirits, wines, cheeses and bacon as these are not available in the village.

Life on the island is like no other, it moves slowly at a walking pace or donkey ride, for there are no vehicles on the island. Kisimani House is located on the seaward fringe of Shela and is a mere five minute walk from the beach. This quiet little fishing village is a 40 minute walk from Lamu town and is the point where the mighty beaches commence.
from R4253

Baytil Amman Guest House

Sleeps 18 in 6 rooms

Baytil Amman is a wonderful renovated guest house located in the centre of Shela Village, overlooking an open garden with a fountain. The...
Baytil Amman is a wonderful renovated guest house located in the centre of Shela Village, overlooking an open garden with a fountain. The building ruins remained untouched and intact for years, adding to the charm of the building and creating a peaceful atmosphere.

There are six spacious en-suite rooms with hand carved furnishings, mosquito nets and traditional Swahili features. The rooftop terrace gives wonderful views of the sea and the surrounding village, and is often used for special functions, Swahili dinners and other occasions, where guests can enjoy dinner under the stars. Traditional wall carvings have been beautifully restored to re-create the Swahili feel and décor of the old building.

The hotel is locally owned and therefore is not licensed to sell alcohol. Fresh fruit juices, Swahili dishes and fresh seafood are served daily. The restaurant is located on the ground floor in and around the central courtyard of the house.
from R1884

Kilimanjaro Guest House

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Situated just 250 m away from the beach, Kilimanjaro Guest House offers guests a comfortable and affordable stay on Lamu Island. It is...
Situated just 250 m away from the beach, Kilimanjaro Guest House offers guests a comfortable and affordable stay on Lamu Island. It is ideal for backpackers and groups exploring Kenya.

There are six comfortably furnished rooms with double beds. These rooms make use of shared bathroom facilities. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast, while appreciating the stunning views of the surrounding ocean.

The friendly staff will gladly assist guests in planning activities. These include visiting the town with its historic monuments and architecture, excursions to the neighbouring Pate and Kiwayu Islands and dhow trips throughout the famous Lamu Archipelago.
from R485

Camilla House

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Camilla House is a charming B&B in Shela village on Lamu Island. Situated in front of the old harbour and the fisherman’s beach, it is the...
Camilla House is a charming B&B in Shela village on Lamu Island. Situated in front of the old harbour and the fisherman’s beach, it is the ideal retreat for those who are looking for something different from the touristic resorts.

The house has three bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. It is furnished with old antiques in the authentic Swahili style. A large terrace, which overlooks the front beach and the old mosque, is the ideal place to enjoy meals. Lunch and dinner can be arranged with the cook/housekeeper, who is always available for guests. For safety there is an electric fence around the garden, as well as a guard that monitors the property.

Shela is home to the most spectacular beaches on Lamu Island. The house is very close to curio shops and many restaurants.
from R3768

The Red Pepper House

Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

Off the beautiful coast of Kenya, The Red Pepper House offers more than a getaway, it offers one an experience. Ideal for romantics and for...
Off the beautiful coast of Kenya, The Red Pepper House offers more than a getaway, it offers one an experience. Ideal for romantics and for those looking for peace and quiet, the Swahili inspired chalets are beautifully furnished with rich Colonial fittings and features.

Picture lounging in the sun, relaxing, as the waves lap the shore and the hum of the forest colours the wind, before returning to your suite where your butler serves lunch. Your private butler will attend to all your needs and organise your day activities.

The six suites are backed by the tropical forest and each enjoy absolute privacy. Each has a private boma, outdoor shower and access onto the beach, where the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean wait.

If you feel like exploring, then you can head into the forest and discover birds and small animals. Back toward the beach you'll come across excellently preserved mangroves where you may even spot sea turtles laying their eggs. Enjoy rides on traditional dhows boats and perhaps even enjoy your delicious evening meal on one of these sailing boats while you gaze up at the African night sky.
from R6057

Jambo House

Sleeps 14 in 5 rooms

Jambo House is located in the historical old quarter of Lamu town, only five minutes’ walk from the main Jetty. The house offers five lamu...
Jambo House is located in the historical old quarter of Lamu town, only five minutes’ walk from the main Jetty. The house offers five lamu style rooms, ideal for couples, small families or groups travelling together.

The rooms are all comfortably furnished with Lamu style furniture, ceiling fans, mosquito netting and private bathrooms. An arrival guests can enjoy a refreshing welcome drink on the rooftop terrace, where breakfast is also served. The terrace enjoys beautiful views of the Town.

The house is within easy walking distance of a selection of restaurants and cafes on the seafront. The town is a UNESCO world heritage site, and boast beautiful beaches, local markets and historical buildings.
from R310
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