Fatuma’s Tower is a yoga and meditation retreat house located at the back of Shella Village, about 3km north of Lamu Town on Lamu Island. You don’t have to be into yoga to stay here, but you should be prepared for a simpler life, no alcohol, great communal meals, plenty of rest and relaxation, and time to think and reflect. More like being a guest in someone’s home than in a hotel.

The Tower of Fatuma is well located, for the village, the beach and the city of Lamu. In the main house there are 6 rooms spread over the three floors of the main building and the house is comfortably divided into two with separate kitchens. On the ground floor is the Garden room with 2 double beds with en-suite bathroom and direct access to the main garden. Also on this floor are 2 smaller single bedrooms, which share a bathroom. The first floor is the Balcony room which contains a double bed and a single bed along with an en-suite bathroom. The upper floor is an independent apartment with private access and can be booked separately from the rest of the house. The apartment has two double bedrooms, both with private bathrooms. All the rooms are decorated in a simple and perhaps even spartan style, which seems to fit with the cleanliness of body, mind and spirit that this house exudes.

Kijani House, Lamu

Located on the island of Lamu, Kijani House offers unique accommodation with its 2000 square meters. meters of tropical garden, which leads directly to the sea, and two freshwater pools. Each room has a bathroom and has its own balcony or terrace facing the garden and the sea. The rooms are spread throughout the garden in three separate small traditional Swahili buildings that were formerly private houses, made of coral walls, with boriti roofing and makuti roofing. The kitchen offers all kinds of fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns fresh from the sea, along with fresh meat and vegetables, along with African and Italian specialities.

Kipungani Sea Explorer

There are 14 spacious, secluded chalets built from local materials. Each room has a large king size bed and handcrafted furniture. Activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, creek or deep-sea fishing, and bird-watching hikes.

Kisimani House – Lamu

Kisimani House is located in Shela Village in Lamu. It has been built like a fortress and has been beautifully decorated in Swahili style. There are four en-suite bedrooms, several single beds, a large open-air terrace with lounge/dining room, and private terraces on the ground floor. The top two floors have spectacular views of the ocean, the archipelago and Shela village life. On the endless white sand beaches that surround this hotel, the sea is clean and safe for swimming, goggling, skiing, windsurfing, sailing and fishing.

Kiwayu Safari Village

Kiwayu Village combines great natural beauty with exotic accommodations, wonderful food, and perfect peace and privacy. The town is nestled under a tall stand of coconut palms on the white sand beach of a secluded, shimmering bay. There are 22 cabins. Dining in the Kiwayu Safari village is a delight: giant crab claws, lobster dishes, perfect salads and amazing chowder. Windsurfing, goggling, creek fishing and deep sea fishing are also available.

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