Fatuma's Tower

Lamu, Lamu, 80500, Kenya

Set against the dunes in little Shela village, Fatuma's Tower is a beautiful, cool, calm escape from the narrow alleys of the village. The magical homestead was built in the late 1990s on crumbling ruins, and looks like it's been there for centuries. Bougainvillea clamber up the concrete walls, and a giant tortilis acacia watches over the back garden, where healthy, fresh-cooked meals are served in its shade. A big drawcard for staying at Fatuma's Tower is its yoga space—owner Gillies Turle teaches very accessible classes every afternoon. The homestead is a five-minute walk through Shela to the beach.

PROS

  • there's a cook who can do your food shopping and preparation of all meals
  • it's extremely peaceful and there's total serenity beyond the sound of motorboat engines

CONS

  • mosquities can occassionally be a nuisance (there's no malaria in the area)

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 072-227–7138

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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