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About Kisimani House

Home in the sweet fragrant village of Shela, the Kisimani House is one of kind with its original architecture still in place. Along with ornate interiors, massive stone walls, carved archways and sea views, it in itself is an experience.Kisimani in Swahili means ‘the House of the Well’, and the house to this day relies on its own water source. Central courtyards connect the beautiful maze of rooms, with the house comprising of four levels. Accommodation is ideal for two families with children or four couples, and conveniently if the house is not already occupied, single travelers

Wedding Venues: We can also do weddings, wedding receptions, corporate events and group fiestas.

 Sleeps 8
Type: Guest House
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM

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Important Information

Generally, the entire house is exclusively booked by a family or group of friends.

When the house is not occupied individual rooms may be rented along with the use of common terraces. This is more economical if you do not need all the rooms and do not mind perhaps sharing a breakfast with others. This is a bed and breakfast option only. There are several good places nearby for lunches and dinner.

Bookings for the entire house are only confirmed on receipt of a 50% deposit. The balance must be paid 14 days prior to occupancy.

Rooms may be booked one week in advance, or rented on a walk-in, space- available basis. The staff will then make the payment arrangements.

We offer a Swahili Breakfast of tea/coffee, fresh fruit and Mandazi's. However, if you'd prefer the whole cooked affair with poached eggs, grilled tomatoes, pancakes etc, it can be ordered the day before at an extra cost

We have a dazzling array of lunch and dinner options for you to drool over too: whole baked snapper, coconut rice, Swahili seafood platters, ginger crabs; you will not go hungry.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • KiSwahili

Kisimani House location

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Kisimani House is 3.2km from the centre of Lamu Town , the nearest airport 4.5km (Manda Airstrip).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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