Kizingoni House, Shela
Kizingoni House is a striking beach front property Lamu. It stands at the southern tip of Lamu Island, on the far end of Shela Beach – famous for its 12 kilometers of wild, untouched seashore and ancient sand dunes that have recently been designated part of the Lamu World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Remote and peaceful, it is a 20-minute boat ride from Lamu town and Manda airstrip. Turtles lay their eggs on the beach where long walks are a joy: snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, fishing, dhow sailing, camping out on desert island beaches, water skiing, wake boarding and kite surfing are all possible.The house has 4 bedrooms, all en-suite, with roof fans, mosquito nets and their own private balcony with sea views. The large master bedroom faces west with a superb beach and sea view framed by coconut palms. Its spacious bathroom has a Swahili style bath/shower. There is direct access from the master bedroom to the rooftop patio and bar area. The house is simply furnished with traditional Swahili items of furniture and some fabrics and pieces from Africa and Asia. There is sufficient linen to provide for 8 guests.
The pool terrace has another large bar, a dining area, sun beds, a covered baraza terrace and a separate shower and changing room. Internet is available in the house.The house has a staff that includes room stewards, a cook and there is a boot and captain for personal use.
Manda Bay Resort, Manda
Manda Bay Resort, the former Blue Safari Club is a small private lodge on Manda Island in northern Kenya’s Lamu Kiwayu archipelago on a secluded peninsular, close to ancient Lamu Town and neighboring Shela but far enough away from the bustle to enjoy total privacy. Surrounded by magnificent coral gardens, empty beaches and indigenous woodland there are ten spacious cottages line the beach overlooking the calm waters of Manda Bay. Manda Bay Resort is a glorious destination for both active and leisurely. It has its own airstrip and there are three scheduled flights daily to Lamu from Nairobi and Mombasa. Modern communications allow email and telephone access to the outside world if you choose to be available.
Mnarani House, Shela
Mnarani House is a luxury property in Shella Village, Lamu Island, Kenya. Situated on the edge of the Indian Ocean in the ancient village of Shella, Mnarani House offers the opportunity to relax in a timeless world of mosques and sail with no motor transport; a world of days gone by, a world stood still. Exclusive use of the house on a self-catering basis for max. 8 adults staying in 3 en suite doubles and 2 singles. It has five separate sitting areas, solar hot water in three double bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, full time housekeeper and cook and telephone.
Munira Island Camp – Kiwayu
Situated on Kiwayu Island, this camp has spacious bandas, each beautifully positioned with panoramic views of the ocean and total privacy of the occupants. Kiwayu is 12 miles long and a half-mile wide and has an extensive mangrove creek system; ideal for bird watching and light tackle fishing. The 7 comfortable and spacious bandas, built of makuti and Jambies (local matting made from palm fronds).