Lamu Archipelago Accommodation

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Lamu Archipelago Accommodation

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Flower House

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

This beautifully furnished three-bedroom house is spread over five floors, sleeping up to six guests. The particularly spacious lower...
from R6331
per night for 2 guests

The Fort at Shela Beach

Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

Nestled along the sand dunes of Shela Beach, The Fort has been hailed as a monument to Omani architectural ingenuity. Built in 2001, the...
from R12135
per night for 2 guests

The Bandas

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Kizingoni Beach is delighted to announce the addition of their Kizingoni Bandas. Designed to offer cool, comfortable accommodation for...
from R8793
per night for 2 guests
Munira Island Camp Kiwayu Ltd is a Robinson Crusoe, desert island styled lodge, extremely...
from R11983
per night for 2 guests

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...
from R2113
per night for 2 guests

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...
from R2207
per night for 2 guests

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...
from R5518
per night for 2 guests

Garden House

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Garden House is a small house for a couple or small family of four to six people. It is situated on the edge of Shela Village, alongside...
from R3957
per night for 2 guests

New Moon House

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

New Moon House is located in Shela village on Lamu Island, off the north-eastern coast of Kenya. The house offers luxury accommodation for...
from R7883
per night for 2 guests

Darini

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

The Darini house is located in Lamu on Lamu Island off the north-eastern coast of Kenya. The house offers luxury accommodation for four...
from R30272
per night for 2 guests

Jaha House

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Jaha House is located at the northern end of Shela, where the houses meet the sea and the ancient craft of dhow building is still practiced...
from R4133
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 R1104
per night for 2 guests

Blue Empire

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Located on the fantastic Manda Beach, just a few metres from the sea and surrounded by luxurious tropical vegetation, Blue Empire enjoys a...
from R5276
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 R3975
per night for 2 guests

Forodhani House

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Forodhani House is a beautiful beachfront Holiday House located on Shella Beach, at the very spot where decades ago a watch-post stood...
from R7035
per night for 2 guests

Jahazi House

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Jahazi House was named after the historical large trading dhows that brought Lamu its trading wealth and stands right on the edge of the...
from R11150
per night for 2 guests

Samaki House

Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

Samaki House a 300yr Old Swahili Mansion is a unique experience in the heart of the old town overlooking the waterfront. The property has...
from R1183
per night for 2 guests

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...
from R4415
per night for 2 guests

Diamond Beach Village

2 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 9 rooms

Diamond Beach Village offers an alternative to the concrete hotel, more of a rustic Robinson Crusoe experience. We work very closely with...
from R2523
per night for 2 guests

Bembea House

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Bembea House is situated on the edge of the picturesque fishermen’s village of Shela, alongside the dunes that fringe the long stretch of...
from R3429
per night for 2 guests

Lamu Archipelago Kenya

Lamu Archipelago  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 holiday accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of Self-catering, Guest House, Hotel holiday 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 holiday accommodation for your Lamu Archipelago visit.

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