We stayed with 3 kids aged 12, 12 and 10. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome by Pierre the owner and his team. This is a REALLY tranquil place - the staff are lovely and the rooms were atmospheric and comfortable without being flashy. The food was simple but delicious - and the breakfast about the best I've had anywhere in the world. It poured with rain for much of our 1st day but with the huge veranda outside our room overlooking the sea this really didn't matter - we just played cards, swam in the lovely pools, ate some more and chilled.
Shella beach is 5 minutes walk, Shella village s on your doorstep and Lamu town a 40 minute walk or a short boat ride away. This is Lamu made easy - but without losing the quintessential tranquility of the place, and (unlike so many places in Lamu and Manda) without being so 'western' as to make it feel pointless having made the effort to visit this very special part of Kenya.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Kijani Hotel Lamu