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Kijani Hotel

Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Kijani Hotel offers unique accommodation situated in the village of Shela, on the island of Lamu. The hotel is set in a tropical garden,...
from R2426
per night for 2 guests

Peponi Hotel Lamu

Sleeps 58 in 27 rooms

Peponi is a small hotel situated on the exotic island of Lamu, off the coast of Kenya. Peponi is run by the Korschen family, who opened...
from R3944
per night for 2 guests

Msafini Hotel

Sleeps 28 in 14 rooms

If this is your first time in Shella, then Msafini Hotel is the place where you can enjoy a silent environment and have complete views of...
from R1094
per night for 2 guests

Sunsail Hotel

Sleeps 34 in 17 rooms

Situated in the coastal town of Lamu, Sunsail Hotel offers guests comfortable and affordable accommodation while visiting this part of...
from R750
per night for 2 guests

Manda Bay

Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

Manda Bay is on one of the many unspoilt, idyllic islands within the Lamu Archipelago situated on the northwestern tip of Manda Island. ...
from R17188
per night for 2 guests

Petleys Inn Hotel

Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

Petleys Inn is the oldest hotel in east Africa, dating back some 170 years. Due to the rich history, we have tried to preserve the...
from R1750
per night for 2 guests

Lamu House

Sleeps 23 in 11 rooms

Lamu House is situated on the seafront in Lamu Town. Lamu House comprises two Swahili houses with a central courtyard, renovated and...
from R2656
per night for 2 guests

Lamu Palace Hotel

Sleeps 46 in 23 rooms

Built in the early 90’s by a Swiss entrepreneur, the Lamu Palace Hotel resembles a royal palace with it's large open spaces and tall...
from R1688
per night for 2 guests

Stone House Hotel Lamu

Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

Stone House Hotel is one of the best preserved of Lamu’s famous 18th century stone houses. Ideally situated a short walk from the main...
from R1719
per night for 2 guests
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    Lamu Archipelago Kenya

    Lamu Archipelago Hotel 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
    If you are looking for Lamu Archipelago hotel accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of hotel accommodation in Lamu Archipelago and surrounds. With 65 listings in Lamu Archipelago, our handy Lamu Archipelago map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect hotel holiday accommodation for your Lamu Archipelago visit.

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