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Wildebeeste,Jambo House,Amu house or Yumbe house?

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Wildebeeste,Jambo House,Amu house or Yumbe house?

Planning on visiting lamu this coming August.I have singled out the above places as the ones that fit my budget.Has anyone stayed at these places and if so,please rate them accordingly.

Nairobi, Kenya
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1. Re: Wildebeeste,Jambo House,Amu house or Yumbe house?

Personally, i would stay @ Shela Beach due to close proximity to beach.

Shela is also less crowded & much cleaner than Lamu.

Lamu is only 30 min walk for Shela or take dhow taxi.

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2. Re: Wildebeeste,Jambo House,Amu house or Yumbe house?

Stef thanx but i don't think Shela has budget options to choose from.I'd rather stay in lamu and go to the beach in shela or manda everyday.Thanx anyway.

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3. Re: Wildebeeste,Jambo House,Amu house or Yumbe house?

The problem with Shela is you dont get the atmosphere of Lamu town, which is after all the main reason (to me) to visit the island in the first place. Shela is a holiday homes development that has pretty much squashed the life out of what was a pretty village 30 years ago. Happily that sort of change hasn't happened in Lamu town.

Richard

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4. Re: Wildebeeste,Jambo House,Amu house or Yumbe house?

I have only stayed in Jambo House http://jambohouse.com/en/index.htm so can't tell if it's better or worse than your other options. All I know is that I was very happy with the stay--Arnold is a great host, rooms were clean, and the mattresses some of the best I experienced in cheap Kenyan lodgings :-)

Enjoy your trip /Jesper

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5. Re: Wildebeeste,Jambo House,Amu house or Yumbe house?

Thanx Jesper.

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6. Re: Wildebeeste,Jambo House,Amu house or Yumbe house?

Yankari,exactly my point of view.Thanx though.

7. Re: Wildebeeste,Jambo House,Amu house or Yumbe house?

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