jannat house lamu

In 1986 Hans Freijd (Swedish) bought this 18th Century merchant’s house, which was formerly owned by the famous Muawiya family, descendant from the uncle of the Prophet Mumammed. For many years the house was a private guest house for family and friends.

stone house lamu

The Hotel is situated in the heart of the Old Lamu Stone Town, just a short walk from Lamu’s main street and the waterfront. A small interior coral-walled garden at the entrance provides a nice welcome.

stopover guest house lamu

The Guest House is situated directly on the sea front in Shela Village overlooking the dhow harbour. The property is newly renovated and locally-owned. There are 6 self-contained rooms in total, 2 on the second floor with a large balcony, and 3 on the first floor, and a lovely penthouse on the rooftop.

the island hotel lamu

Island Hotel, Shela Village, is situated in the centre of Shela Village, the Island Hotel has recently been moved from its original location to a new location in a private house just a few minutes walk through the village to the fabulous 15 kilometre Shela Beach.

diamond beach hotel lamu

The Hotel offers an alternative to the concrete hotel, more of a rustic Robinson Crusoe experience. Working closely with the local community and using only local methods of construction and local materials to create a laid back, eco-friendly, alternative style holiday.

jannatan house lamu

Jannataan House is a newly opened guest house in the centre of Shela Village. The house is located about 3 minutes walk to the beach. There is a swimming pool and a rooftop terrace. The property is made up of 4 buildings surrounding the swimming pool, which is in the middle.

msafini house lamu

Msafini Guest House in Shela Village is newly built and opened to take guests at the end of November 2009. A large tall building offering simple, clean accommodation, located in Shela Village, a few minutes from Shela Beach.

stopover guest house lamu

The owners of the Stopover Guest House in Shela have now opened a new guest house in Lamu Town. The Stopover Guest House in Lamu Town is located on the Lamu Harbour Waterfront

new lamu palace

Lamu Palace is situated on the sea front overlooking Lamu Harbour. Slightly more modern than most of the other Lamu guest houses and hotels, this is a well established hotel with self-contained rooms and hot water. Although some rooms are quite small, it is the only hotel in Lamu with air-conditioned rooms.

baytil amman house lamu

Baytil Amman: This wonderful renovated ruin has taken 5 years to complete. Some areas of the ruin remain untouched and intact and add to the character of the building. The hotel is located in the centre of Shela Village overlooking an open garden with a fountain, near the Island Hotel and Kisimani House. The beach is a short walk away through the village.

lajoya house lamu

Located in Shela Village near Banana House, La Joya House is a traditional coastal Swahili house, built using lime and coral and has a total of 5 Double Bedrooms. The house is available for rent on an exclusive basis, or you can rent a room on Bed & Breakfast Basis.

subira house lamu

“SUBIRA” is Swahili for patience or waiting and enyoying peace!
Subira house is an Arab style building with two open court yards, pretty arches and two beautiful gardens with our own well water. There are seven bed rooms and many galleries where to relax in the soft warm winds.

fatumas power lamu

Fatuma’s Tower is a renovated 18th Century ruin standing in a walled garden at the back of Shela Village, near the sand dunes, last occupied a hundred years ago until her death by the unmarried Fatuma and her five female slaves.

lamu house hotel

Situated overlooking the harbour in Lamu Town. Lamu House Hotel & Beach Club is made up of 2 converted and completely rebuilt Swahili Houses, beautifully adapted for modern use. Spanish owned and managed.

baytil ajaib lamu

Baytil Ajaib is a beautifully restored 18th Century palatial Swahili House located in the heart of Lamu town, it took 11 years to renovate the building in order to remain true to original Swahili style by studying the architecture and materials used in constructing traditional stone houses.


Entering Kijani House on Shela Village, Lamu is like stepping into a secret garden. Two aquamarine pools glow gently in the shade of giant kunazi trees, small tables and beach chairs lie in the shade of a profusion of different species of palm trees, and flowering flamboyants and yellow oleanders branch out over large terraces that face the ocean.

Kizingo point lamu

Kizingo, Kizingo Point in Lamu Island is a small resort consisting of six spacious bandas with shaded balconies and uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean.

peponi house lamu

Peponi Hotel is probably the most famous of all Lamu hotels and is the only one situated directly on Shela Beach. A small, private, family-owned hotel, it was once a house, which grew into a hotel. The atmosphere is intimate and low key.

banana house lamu

Banana House, Shela Village, this is a private house which has developed into a friendly ‘Bed & Breakfast’ alternative in Shela. Owned and run by Monika, a Dutch lady who has lived in Lamu for several years.

kipungani explorer lamu

Managed by the Heritage group of hotels, overlooking a deserted 14-kilometre beach on the South-western tip of Lamu Island, Kipungani Explorer is a dream destination for those seeking a true desert island holiday, in a secluded location.

the maljis lamu

 The Majlis, Manda Island, is a small luxury beach resort located on Manda Island beach front, in the Lamu Archipelago on Kenya’s North Coast. The Island resort combines 25 superbly appointed oversized rooms distributed among 4 beautiful villas, the décor is exotic and exclusive.

bahari house lamu

 The cheapest rooms are located at the back of the guest house, and do not have a sea view, other rooms have balconies and view of the sea, and there is a top floor room with sea view for which there is an extra charge.