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In the village of Shela, on the island of Lamu – just off the Kenya Coast – Kijani Hotel offers a unique accommodation with its 3,000 sq. meters of a tropical garden. Located directly at the seafront with two freshwater swimming pools. Kijani Hotel Lamu has 10 rooms spread throughout the garden into three small separate traditional Swahili buildings which formerly were private homes

Immerse into a barefoot experience in the romantic setting of your quintessentially Swahili style home as you begin to unwind and tune in to island life. The little Kijani family is committed to delivering a service that makes you feel at home. With two freshwater pools, a relaxed rooftop restaurant Kijani offers all you need to create a truly magical experience.  

Kijani Hotel Dining

We look forward to hosting you at our open-air bar and restaurant which offers spectacular views over the Taqwa channel. Watch the local fishermen and white lateen sails whistle by as you indulge in our splendid seafood platter or sip on a punchy tropical cocktail.

Fresh locally sourced produce is lovingly put together to create all of our delicious dishes, culminating in a mouth-watering epicurean adventure. Terrific seafood, internationally-inspired dishes, and traditional Swahili dishes are all available on our seasonal menu. Our menu can be tailored to your dietary needs. 


Lamu’s archipelago and her five islands offer so many experiences.  The Swahili hospitality and friendly nature will captivate you with lasting memories. 

Her unique environment and culture take you back in time. Explore the ancient ruins and architecture or jump  on a traditional dhow and sail to untouched beaches and teeming coral reefs


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