bembea house lamu

Bembea House is situated on the edge of the picturesque fishermen’s village of Shela, alongside the dunes that fringe the long stretch of Shela beach. Located only a few footsteps from the famous Peponi Hotel, Bembea House offers a holiday that brings you into close touch with Africa.

At Bembea house you can have a unique experience of this very special island. The house sleeps 2 to 4 people in two double bedrooms. Our staff is very committed, always willing to serve the guests. The four-storied house reflects the fascinating charm of traditional Swahili architecture mixed with eclectic furnishing and a personal touch of finest style and comfort.

The entrance hall, decorated with seashells in the beautiful niches, has two small neru benches, perfect for sitting and relaxing. The staircase leads to the fully equipped kitchen with taps that provide purified water, sanitised for drinking and cooking. The kitchen has a dining table, while you cook, your friends and family can sit there, watch and help. Through the kitchen windows you can gaze at the birds in the palm trees and enjoy the view of the sand dunes.

On the second floor are two double bedrooms. The rooms are furnished with Lamu four poster beds, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and dressing tables. The ensuite bathrooms have hot water showers. The third floor has a spacious dining area and an adjacent living room. Here you can relax on cozy couches, a small library and music station are there for your entertainment. Please bring along your iPod and you will fully enjoy this luxurious house.

Lastly, we have a magnificent rooftop with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and Shela village. While relaxing or sunbathing in the baraza lounging area you can feel the cool breeze from the dunes. It is a fantastic place to watch the moon rise.


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