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Self-catering Accommodation in Lamu Archipelago

Beach House

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Beach house is a large, cool beachfront house set on the sandy beach of Lamu Island. Beach House can comfortably accommodate up to 12...
from R15368
per night for 2 guests

Palm House

Sleeps 9 in 4 rooms

Palm House is situated near the sandy beach of Lamu Island, Kenya. This stunning Swahili-style house can accommodate nine to ten people...
from R9391
per night for 2 guests

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...
from R7684
per night for 2 guests

Kuni Jogoo House

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Kuni Jogoo House stands on a small sand dune, allowing a 180-degree panoramic view over the beach and channel in Lamu. Built in a U-shape...
from R10826
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 R8538
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 R3842
per night for 2 guests
Fatuma's Tower Boutique Hotel offers a tranquil retreat in this quiet fisherman’s village on the...
from R1793
per night for 2 guests

Wazi Dubu House

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Wazi Dubu is the southern-most property on Kizingoni Beach. Its spacious, cool design and palm fringed position have made it a great...
from R10826
per night for 2 guests

Sultan Studio Apartment

Sleeps 16 in 6 rooms

Sultan Studio Apartment is a prestigious antique Lamu house located in the heart of Lamu Island. It is over 100 years old and was sold and...
from R1343
per night for 2 guests

Blue Empire

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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 R5123
per night for 2 guests

Equator Villa

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Located on the fantastic Manda Beach, just a few metres from the sea and surrounded by luxurious tropical vegetation, Equator Villa enjoys...
from R6830
per night for 2 guests

Kilamawingu

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Kilamawingu is a luxurious four-level oceanfront house that watches over the Indian Ocean from the top of one of Shela’s steepest slopes. ...
from R17929
per night for 2 guests

Mkoko House

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Mkoko House is situated on the edge of the mangroves, in a quiet and peaceful area on Manda Island. It faces Shela Village, on Lamu...
from R3415
per night for 2 guests

Kizingoni House

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Kizingoni House has been built and positioned to take full advantage of the spectacular sunsets and sea views and to catch the sea breezes...
from R9464
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 R28660
per night for 2 guests

The Garden House

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

The Garden House is located in Shela village on Lamu Island off the north eastern coast of Kenya. The house offers luxury accommodation...
from R9703
per night for 2 guests

Kaskazi House

Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

This house is named after the northerly monsoon wind that blows in the summer months and have carried the dhows for thousands of years to...
from R10826
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 R6830
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 R11782
per night for 2 guests

Kusini House

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Kusini House is a Swahili-style home with traditional plaster work, wooden beams and coral block. Kusini House offers simplicity, luxury...
from R10826
per night for 2 guests

Lamu Archipelago Kenya

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

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