We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kijani Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Kijani Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 96: English reviews
Islamabad, Pakistan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away on the more idyllic side of Shela beach, this place evokes an idyllic sense of wonder and tranquility all in its own right. Tastefully furnished rooms with wide open verandas facing the sea, the entire location is bathed in a certain timelessness that is uniquely characteristic of the charm and history of the Lamu archipelago The considerate and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Waqas J
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kijani hotel is an amazing, comfortable and cozy place to stay in Lamu. The hotel is beautiful, relaxing and the service was outstanding. Transportation was organized by the hotel and it was very convenient. Would definitely come to Kijani again to stay.

Helpful?
Thank BenGuppy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredibly surreal. What an experience. When in Kenya, Kijani Hotel at Luma Island is A MUST VISIT. As your boat pulls up to the hotel shores, you automatically feel embraced by the island's historical richness, especially when the owner of the hotel is the one to greet you and welcome you into the hotel. First glance of the rooms leaves... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kenny M
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a sad day, as we're about to leave this delightful oasis, having enjoyed a blissful few days here, pampered by the gentle attentions of the wonderful staff. Three lovingly rehabilitated old houses have been turned into a gorgeous traditional Lamu setting, filled with palms and bougainvillia and other lush greenery. B&B is standard, but you can order other meals... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michael E
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Kijani hotel gave me the full experience, the rooms are beautifully designed with a ocean front view and the atmosphere was exceptionally peaceful. There were various activities available for reasonable prices. My personal favorite activity was sunset sailing, the sunsets and sunrises in Shella are mesmerizing with so many vibrant colors. Overall I think Kijani Hotel is an excellent choice.

Helpful?
Thank sami b
Madrid
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We found Kijani an excellent price-value choice in Shela, a small picturesque village 3 km from Lamu Town. It is located at the water front; with all the rooms facing the ocean the light night breeze makes the nights bearable in the equatorial heat. Authentic Swahili design and furniture add to the charm. The famous Shela beach is 300m or... More 

Helpful?
Thank S P
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Kijani Hotel is an excellent place to stay and highly recommend it when visiting Lamu. The staff was very courteous and went out of their way to help on many occasions. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food was delicious and look forward to returning.

Helpful?
Thank Felix N
Kilifi, Kenya
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Kijani Hotel was a serene pocket on the edge of Shela town with a beautiful garden and pool. The staff were very accommodating and friendly, and left me wanting to return there for my next stay in Lamu. A beautiful setting and quaint rooms in a great location.

Helpful?
Thank Erin T
Nairobi
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

During my trip to Lamu Island last year, We on a whim decided to move base from the old town to Shela, we made a very late booking - i.e the night before but the guys at Kijani were there to pick us up from old town the next morning and on time. Kijani House is a hidden Gem. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Irene M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Kijani environment is soothing. The rooms were spacious. Situated near the sea for easy available access to water taxis. All the staff were amazing. Special thanks to Douglas and Amos. Would suggest portable coolers as it was quite hot during this month and fans were not enough. On the whole a wonderful stay.

Helpful?
1 Thank Farhana A
Pierre1942, Owner at Kijani Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Farhana, Greetings from Kijani.We like to thank you for taking time to review kijani. It has been a pleasure to host you during the Yoga festival and we hope that we will have the opportunity to see you again for another stay in Lamu.Extra fan and portable cooler are available from the hotel and we are making sure that... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

58 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (40)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
View from Room (7)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Lamu Island
2.1 mi away
Jannat House
Jannat House
#4 of 10 in Lamu Island
4.0 of 5 stars 41 reviews
0.7 mi away
The Majlis Hotel
The Majlis Hotel
#1 of 1 in Manda Island
4.5 of 5 stars 146 reviews
1.7 mi away
Lamu Palace Hotel
Lamu Palace Hotel
#7 of 10 in Lamu Island
3.5 of 5 stars 30 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
The Red Pepper House
The Red Pepper House
#6 of 10 in Lamu Island
5.0 of 5 stars 9 reviews
7.5 mi away
Kizingo
Kizingo
#2 of 10 in Lamu Island
5.0 of 5 stars 113 reviews
0.6 mi away
Banana House & Wellness Centre
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the village of Shela, on the island of Lamu – just off the Kenya Coast – Kijani Hotel offers a unique accommodation with its 3,000 sq. metres of tropical garden. Located directly at the sea front with two fresh water swimming pools. Kijani Hotel Lamu has 10 rooms spread throughout the garden into three small separate traditional Swahili buildings which formerly were private homes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kijani Hotel

Address: PO Box 266, Lamu Island 80500, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Lamu Island
Price Range: $135 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kijani Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Kijani Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Kijani Hotel Lamu
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay