Kijani House Hotel Lamu

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Kijani House Hotel offers a unique accommodation with its 2000 sq. meters of tropical garden, which leads directly to the sea;

Entering Kijani House is like stepping into a secret garden.

In the village of Shela, in the island of Lamu, Kijani House offers a unique accommodation with its 3000 sq. metres of tropical garden, which leads directly to the sea, and two fresh water swimming pools.

Entering Kijani House is like stepping into a secret garden.

Two aquamarine pools glow gently in the shade of giant Kinazi trees, small tables and beach chairs lie in the shade of a profusion of different species of palm trees, and flowering flamboyant and yellow oleanders branch out over largeterraces that face the ocean.

Kijani’s rooms and gardens are filled with antiques or handmade replicas of the furniture, lanterns, ornaments, and utensils that graced the stately houses of Lamu’s past.

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An arrangement of ceramic water pots stand used to carry oil and water aboardships centuries ago stand under the shade of a palm tree.

Each room has a private veranda shaded from sight by arabesque archways and trees.

The 10 rooms are vast and cool, shards of sunlight and ample breeze welcomed through tall shutters.

A canopied Swahili bed stands beside antique cupboards and tables coloured with hand-painted Indian tiles and painted glass.

In the bathroom, intricately carved mirrors set off the sensuous effect of the walls, ceiling, and floor in warm ochre, its heady oriental effect heightened by shafts of light filtering through shutters from the world outside.

Kijani restaurant offer an exotic selection of seafood, Swahili dishes and a touch of Italian cuisine. Fruit and vegetable are coming from the Kijani small farm in the middle of Lamu.


Kijani House is located in the island of Lamu, off the bustling waterfront of Shela village.


Kijani House Hotel has 10 rooms and gardens, with private Veranda and Bathroom.

General Facilities:



Green gardens

2 Swimming pools

Bird watching

Kijani House Hotel

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