We stayed two nights at this Guest House and its a basic, no frills place but you can experience Shela village life from here. Its away from the hustle and bustle of Lamu and its a place where you can just relax and take it easy. You can take a boat ride into Lamu, which takes about 15 minutes, although be aware that it does cost you and if you are gong back and forth it can work out quite expensive. I'm sure its cheaper to take one of the local boats that the locals use, rather than hiring your personal one. Having said that, this is useful if you are not sure of your return time to Shela etc - the Captain is usually only a "text away". It is also possible to walk into Lamu but not recommended in the evening!
I would recommend Shela for the location, the friendly staff who were always on hand for advice, information etc, and the chance to sample Shela village life. It's not as equipped as Peponi, which is 3 minutes away and handy for a bottle of Tusker ! but if you want to experience local life and have fantastic views from your balcony - Shela Bahara is the place to stay!
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