Peponi Hotel is a small boutique hotel on the island of Lamu, situated in the Indian Ocean off the North coast. Run by the Korschen family who happened upon the old building by chance in the 1960s. The story begins on the family’s final holiday in Malindi; Aage and Wera Korschen had been farmers in upcountry Kenya. Until their land was acquired during independence.
As Kenya had become home for them, they tried to find a suitable replacement career. However, after a few years, they solemnly come to the conclusion to move to Argentina and continue their life there. During these last days before leaving, he must visit a part of the coast he had always been drawn to; the Lamu Archipelago.
1966 the couple took a short flight up the coast for a day on Lamu island ending in the small fishing village, Shella. Where they happened upon an abandoned Arab style house, perched like the prow of a ship of the long secluded. beach. Seeing this building the young family had the keys and moved to the island to start a hotel and in 1967 they opened Peponi.
The hotel started small with only four rooms but over the years through, Peponi has grown in size and popularity. Even having reached our 50th anniversary the hotel still retains much of the character and charm that it. Small and personal, it is the perfect rest after a safari or a hideaway holiday from modern life.
Lamu Old Town
Is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa, retaining its traditional functions. Built-in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched. Features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors. Lamu has hosted major Muslim religious festivals since the 19th century and has become a significant center for the study of Islamic and Swahili cultures.
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