Delta Dunes Lodge is definitely in the middle of nowhere. To get there from Tsavo Nationalpark we chartered a private plan from Air Lamu, that took us right onto the beach in front of the lodge. That was a great experience in itself. Gettig up through the Dunes to where the lodge is, requires a bit of fitness and you better wear proper shoes as the sand can get a bit hot around noon time. Delta Dunes is a true Robinson Crusoe barefoot paradise with 360 degree lookouts on true wilderness. The Indian Ocean to the East, the Tana River Delta to the West and and endless dense forest / jungle inbetween - fantastic, but you have to love this kind of rustic charme and be prepared for visits of baboons or vervet monkeys as the bungalows have no doors or windows. The staff of the lodge look after you very well though and will probably take care of unwanted visitors before you even know they were there :-).
We loved the walks on the beach, miles & miles all to yourself in both directions, we loved the fantastic meals that were served in different locations everytime and the company of the managers as we were the only guests at the time and we loved our boat trip on the Tana River into the sunset - great birds to see!
Two nights is definitely not enough in this place, we should have stayed at least 4 - maybe next time ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Delta Dunes, "The Wild place by the Sea," is a lodge uniquely combining beach, river and bush to give you an unforgettable experience. Perched on top of miles of rolling rippling sand dunes with fabulous views overlooking the old delta of the Tana River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, alfresco accommodation and mess area are built in a castaway style but with all the ultimate comforts. This is the only wetland of its type in Eastern Africa. Explore this phenomenon with incredible birdlife; aquatic life and wildlife coupled with endless miles of vast uninhabited beach that is wild, exciting and extremely beautiful……all to yourself! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Delta Dunes Hotel Lamu Island