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Lamu-Island Villa

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Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Located on the shores of East Africa, in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Kenya, Lamu is a town, an island, and an archipelago. There,...
Located on the shores of East Africa, in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Kenya, Lamu is a town, an island, and an archipelago. There, time seems to have stopped somewhere in the XVIII or XIX century, and life is still much what it used to be at the time of the Sultanates of Pate and Zanzibar. Alternating endless beaches and mysterious mangroves, old historical buildings and untouched nature, fishing trips and barbecue, Lamu can fulfill all holiday’s dreams. The house is located between Lamu Town and Shela village, in a 1/4 acre secluded garden, remote and peaceful, 200 metres from the sea. With 200, square meters, three bedrooms, two terraces, living room, equipped kitchen and toilet/bathroom. The house can comfortably sleep six people. Spare mattresses in the attic, terraces and balconies, not to mention tents in the garden, have in the past allowed catering for more than 12 people. Facilities include a caretaker and a guard on-site. Motorboat hire, sailing boat and cook can be arranged. Airport/bus-stop meets and greet. Our extensive knowledge of the island assures you that any request for fun-time, whatever incongruous, can be fulfilled.
from R1113

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 R2130

Shela House

Sleeps 11 in 5 rooms

Shela House is a restored colonial village house with great character and can sleep nine to eleven people. The house is well shaded with...
Shela House is a restored colonial village house with great character and can sleep nine to eleven people. The house is well shaded with plants and has three floors around an open courtyard, the house well and a gardenia. Old Lamu doors open into a hall and an open inner courtyard edged by a baraza sitting and eating area. Two staircases lead to the five en-suite bedrooms. There is also a nursery with a cot and two small bed next to the master bedroom. A second floor day room and terrace provide additional lounging areas with a small library of books for all ages. Most time is spent relaxing on the two rooftops in hammocks and sun beds or in the walled garden across the passageway. From here one has a view over Shela Village and the channel between Lamu and Manda Island. This is where our guests relax, play cards, listen to music, have their sundowner or just gaze out at the night sky. The house is a two-minute walk away from the beach.
from R8064

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 R1113
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    Accommodation near Lamu Archipelago

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    Samaki House

    from R1192
    A luxury holiday in historic surroundings in a beautiful Island location. Excellent seafood is...
    A luxury holiday in historic surroundings in a beautiful Island location. Excellent seafood is available, perfect beaches, fishing, and good watersports topped with a unique cultural heritage. Lamu is another pace of life and the perfect place to relax after a safari tour.
    from R1192
    Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

    20.52km from Lamu Archipelago

    Petleys Inn Hotel

    from R1780
    Petleys Inn is the oldest hotel in east Africa, dating back some 170 years. Accommodation is...
    Petleys Inn is the oldest hotel in east Africa, dating back some 170 years. Accommodation is offered in 11 rooms and one penthouse, with features including a swimming pool, rooftop area and lounge.
    from R1780
    Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

    20.61km from Lamu Archipelago

    Manda Bay

    from R17482
    Manda Bay is on one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands within the Lamu Archipelago situated on...
    Manda Bay is on one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands within the Lamu Archipelago situated on the northwestern tip of Manda Island.
    from R17482
    Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

    12.59km from Lamu Archipelago

    Darini

    from R30515
    The Darini house is located in Lamu on Lamu Island off the north-eastern coast of Kenya. The house...
    The Darini house is located in Lamu on Lamu Island off the north-eastern coast of Kenya. The house offers luxury accommodation for four people. All your needs will be attended to by the staff to ensure a relaxing holiday.
    from R30515
    Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

    20.69km from Lamu Archipelago

    Lamu Crib

    from R25535
    This rock and roll house sits privately on three acres of lush garden between the white sands of...
    This rock and roll house sits privately on three acres of lush garden between the white sands of the Indian Ocean and the dunes. It is one of Lamu's largest houses on one of Lamu's largest plots.
    from R25535
    Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

    20.89km from Lamu Archipelago

    Situated just 250 m away from the beach, Kilimanjaro Guest House offers guests a comfortable and...
    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.
    from R572
    Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

    20.56km from Lamu Archipelago

    Off the beautiful coast of Kenya, The Red Pepper House offers more than a getaway, it offers one an...
    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.
    from R7152
    Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

    20.05km from Lamu Archipelago

    Lamu Palace Hotel

    from R1716
    Built in the early 90’s by a Swiss entrepreneur, the Lamu Palace Hotel resembles a royal palace...
    Built in the early 90’s by a Swiss entrepreneur, the Lamu Palace Hotel resembles a royal palace with large open spaces and tall handsome pillars.
    from R1716
    Sleeps 46 in 23 rooms

    20.84km from Lamu Archipelago

    Sunsail Hotel

    from R763
    Situated in the coastal town of Lamu, Sunsail Hotel offers guests comfortable and affordable...
    Situated in the coastal town of Lamu, Sunsail Hotel offers guests comfortable and affordable accommodation while visiting this part of Kenya.
    from R763
    Sleeps 34 in 17 rooms

    20.68km from Lamu Archipelago

    Old Lamu House

    from R5435
    Old Lamu is an oasis situated in the heart of the magnificent and captivating town of Lamu.
    Old Lamu is an oasis situated in the heart of the magnificent and captivating town of Lamu.
    from R5435
    Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

    20.57km from Lamu Archipelago

    Lamu Archipelago Kenya

    Lamu Archipelago Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
    The Lamu Archipelago is a chain of seven islands and multiple islets, seperated from the mainland of Kenya by a narrow channel. The larger islands include Lamu, Manda, Manda Toto, Pate and Kiwayu.

    The archipelago is rich in historical and archaeological sites including Takwa and Manda Town on Manda Island, Shanga on Pate Island, and the fort built in 1812 on Lamu itself.

    The mainland and the inland sides of the islands are fringed by dense mangrove forests, while the seaward sides are protected by reefs and lined with dunes. Throughout the archipelago there are numerous fascinating historical sites, evidence of a rich and often violent past. Most of these settlements are Arab in origin and started as small trading stations. The Arab colonies grew and blended with the local people, creating a distinct Afro-Arab culture known as Swahili.

    The beach of Lamu island is a 12 km long stretch of beautiful sand which is unprotected by a reef, unlike the other calmer beaches in the area.

    The town is a living monument to its past. The old houses are built with walls of coral two feet thick, with a series of alcoves about ten feet wide, rather than actual rooms. Many homes are three stories high, opening up onto a flat roof where much of the community gathers. The very narrow streets contribute to the intimate village feeling, leading to the main street where you will find every type of craftsman, grocer and herbalist selling their wares.

    The fort is the epicentre of the town. Originally built for Omani invaders in 1812, it later became a prison, and in its latest incarnation, is now a cultural centre operated by the museum.

    The Lamu Museum on the waterfront houses an unrivalled collection of Swahili artefacts, jewellery and crafts. It houses the famous siwa–ceremonial horns. It also has a collection of sea going vessels and marine tackle, including an impressive model of the rope sewn vessel known as mtepe.

    A 45 minute walk from the town (or 15 minutes by motor boat) brings you to the sleepy village of Shela, a balmy 12km stretch of shining sand next to the idyllic sea. Discover beautiful beaches, glorious seascapes, ancient ruins, fishing and scuba havens.

    Lamu is an intoxicatingly exotic experience, where you are welcomed by the locals. Travellers here are entranced by the slow moving, romantic pace of life.

    The Lamu Archipelago is a chain of seven islands and multiple islets, seperated from the mainland of Kenya by a narrow channel. The larger islands include Lamu, Manda, Manda Toto, Pate and Kiwayu.

    The archipelago is rich in historical and... Read more
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