Lamu Island, Kenya
A perfect option for couples, honeymooners or single travelers, the kabanas are a wonderful addition to the private houses at Kizingoni Beach. Spend your days relaxing on a swing bed in the shade, or kayaking along the shoreline.
At a Glance
Enjoy a dose of Robinson Crusoe style, with little luxurious touches to make your stay comfortable
Feast on fresh seafood caught each day by local fishermen
Take part in watersports such as windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding
Each kabana is perched on a sand dune amongst pretty gardens
There are six kabanas here, perched on a sand dune overlooking the beautiful Kizingoni beach and each of the rooms enjoys views over the sand to the Lamu channel. The kabanas are all individual in their design, some made entirely of palm thatch, some with elevated coral floors. All have a double bed, en-suite bathroom and private terrace. Tropical gardens add to the privacy of each kabana, making them an ideal spot for a honeymoon.
Meals are served at the main dining deck, where you can enjoy panoramic views over the beach, or at the privacy of your private terrace. Menus are designed daily around the freshest local produce and whatever the fishermen have caught that day.
Whether you are here to relax and enjoy the sea breeze and great hospitality, or prefer a more active vacation, there are options for you. Arrange a massage treatment to ease away the tensions of your long haul flight, or from bumping around on safari. Or spend your time taking in water sports such as waterskiing, kayaking and snorkeling. A guide can take you on a tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site Lamu Town, mingling with street vendors and donkey carts.
There are six rooms, each unique in its design and making the most of natural materials. Furniture is carved from local wood, and roofs are made with traditional makuti thatch. The kabanas are dotted around the sand dune to maximize privacy and birds flit between the tropical trees and shrubs.
Children are welcome at the kabanas, but families are best catered for at one of the Kizingoni houses - choose from Jahazi, Kaskazi, Kusini, Pepo, Kuni Jogoo and Wazi Dubu.
The kabanas have a beautiful infinity pool where you can cool off and admire panoramic views of the beach and Lamu channel. There are sunloungers here for a bit of sun worshipping, or you can unwind with a good book on the privacy of your kabana terrace.
There are numerous activities here to enjoy, ranging from dhow sailing, fishing and water sports such as waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Excursions to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lamu town are easily arranged, or you can head to the shops of nearby Shela village.
Location & Directions
Lamu Island, Kenya
The Kizingoni Kabanas are situated two degrees south of the Equator at the southern tip of Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya.
When to go
The rainy season on the Lamu Coast is generally May/June. So from July onward the weather is gradually getting hotter and dryer until March/April when it reaches the high 90's (over40 degrees C). Christmas/New Year is generally considered the peak season and the weather is lovely from December to February with constant sunshine and gentle off shore breezes. November and March are shoulder months and typically the hottest times of year. June to October are the coolest months when snorkeling and fishing are not possible but days are sunny and families wishing to avoid the heat often find this a lovely time of year to stay.