Fatuma’s Tower is a yoga and meditation retreat house set towards the back on Shella Village, some 3km north of Lamu Town on the island of Lamu. You don’t have to be in to yoga to stay here but you should be prepared for a simpler life, no alcohol, excellent communal meals, lots of rest and relaxation and time for thinking and reflecting. More like staying as a guest in someone’s house than a hotel.
Fatuma’s Tower is well located, for the village, beach and Lamu Town. In the main house there are 6 rooms spread over the three floors of the main building and the house divides comfortably into two with separate kitchens. Ground floor is the Garden room with 2 double beds with en-suite bathroom and access directly out on the main garden area. Also on this floor are 2 smaller single rooms, which share a bathroom.First floor is the Balcony room which contains a double and a single bed together with an en-suite bathroom.Top floor is a self-contained apartment with private access and which can be booked separately from the remainder of the house. The apartment has two double rooms both of which are en-suite.All the rooms are furnished with simple and perhaps even a Spartan style, which seems to fit with the cleansing of the body, mind and spirit that this house exudes.
Kijani House, Lamu
Located in the island of Lamu, Kijani House offers a unique accommodation with its 2000 sq. meters of tropical garden, which leads directly to the sea, and two fresh water swimming pools. Each room has a bathroom and has its own balcony or veranda facing the garden and the sea. The rooms are spread throughout the garden into three small separate traditional Swahili buildings which formerly were private homes, made of coral walls, with boriti ceiling and makuti roofs the kitchen offers all types of fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns fresh from the sea, along with meat and fresh vegetables, together with African and Italian specialties.
Kipungani Sea Explorer
There are 14 spacious and secluded chalets constructed with local materials. Each room has a large king size bed and furniture all handmade. Activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, creek or deep-sea fishing, and bird walks.
Kisimani House – Lamu
Kisimani House is found in Shela Village on Lamu. It has been built like a fortress and has been beautifully furnished in Swahili style. There are four en-suite bedrooms, miscellaneous single beds, a large open-air living/dining terrace and private verandas on the ground floor. The two top floors have spectacular views of the ocean, the archipelago and of life in Shela village. In the endless white sandy beaches surrounding 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, marvelous food, and perfect peace and privacy. The village nestles under a tall stand of coconut palms on the White sand beach of a sparkling secluded bay. There are 22 cottages.Dinning at Kiwayu Safari village is a delight – giant crab claws, platters of lobster, perfect salads and amazing fish soup. Wind surfing, goggling, creek fishing, and deep-sea fishing is also available.