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Kiwayu Safari Village

  • Kiwayu Island Map It
  • Lamu
  • Local Flavor


  • The bandas are beautifully furnished
  • There are great water-sport activities on offer


  • No swimming pool
  • Trips to Lamu are extra

Updated 12/02/2014

Fodor's Review

Fifty kilometers (31 mi) northeast of Lamu you'll find one of the most romantic destinations in Kenya. The village is a collection of thatch-roof bandas that face the northern tip of Kiwayu Island. The cottages are vast, with views of the lagoon from the hammocks hanging on the private verandas. For dinner, sample local delicacies such as giant mangrove crabs or sweet rock oysters. The area is known for its deep-sea fishing—record-setting sailfish, marlin, and tuna have

been caught here. The hotel is very near the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, where coral reefs offer great snorkeling. Book far in advance for holidays. In addition to the per-person, per-day rate, expect to pay a $30 per-day conservation fee.

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Hotel Information


Kiwayu Island, Lamu, Kenya

Map It


020-600–9414; 020-600–891


Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed end Apr.–mid-July
  • 18 cottages
  • All-inclusive

Updated 12/02/2014


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