Kizingoni Wazi Dubu House
Lamu, Lamu and the coast, Kenya
At a Glance
Stunning exclusive use private house on Lamu Island
The house couple with a fantastic team of staff including a chef and boat boy
The are lots of places to curl up and read a book
Enjoy beautiful dinners on the beach
Hire the dhow for the day and explore the archipelago
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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 snorkelling 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.
Wazi Dubu House is an exclusive, private villa set on Kizingoni Beach, on the beautiful island of Lamu off the North Kenyan coast. Wazi Dubu sleeps at least ten guests and is fully catered including chef and boat captain for the private speed boat.
Wazi Dubu House is the southern most property on Kizingoni Beach. Its spacious, cool design and palm fringed position have made it a great favourite with family visitors and party groups alike.
With its soft yellow walls, colourful shrubs and tall coconut palms around the central pool courtyard, Wazi Dubu allows complete privacy and security. The three elevated communal areas – the breakfast roof, sundowner baraza and main dining terrace – provide huge views across the Indian ocean, the beach and the passing dhows.
Entertaining areas are vast and cool, decorated with traditional carved plasterwork and sturdy hardwood furniture. Brightly patterned kanga-covered cushions invite you to sink onto expansive baraza seats or cool swinging beds that are so comfortable you are happy to stay indefinitely.
There are bookshelves and bars, intriguing local artefacts, generous pots full of bright green ferns and palms and the discreet, attentive staff, cheerfully carrying trays of fresh lime juice or afternoon tea. The palatial master suite, dominated by a huge carved mirror reflecting the ocean, has a breathtaking view over the pool, the beach and sea. Also, on the first floor is a dining terrace with a table long enough to seat 16 comfortably, the perfect party venue.
Nothing has been forgotten to ensure visitor comfort. The en-suite guest bedrooms have private terraces, large comfortable beds and working desks.
A separate kitchen, with laundry and staff quarters stands behind the house. The house is fully staffed and comes with a speed boat and captain who will be always on hand to take you on a leisurely fishing trip in the mangrove channels, a cultural tour of Lamu Town or for a variety of thrilling water sports.
Wazi Dubu sleeps ten guests in four double rooms and one twin bedroom. The palatial master suite, dominated by a huge carved mirror reflecting the facing ocean, has a breath taking view over the pool, the beach and the sea. All the en-suite guest bedrooms have private terraces, large netted beds and working desks.
Children of all ages are most welcome at Wazi Dubu House - at the back of the garden is a child’s climbing frame with a jungle gym and small hut which can also be used for sleeping overnight. It is possible to tailor food requirements to children's tastes and to arrange earlier meal times if required. Lamu and the coast of Kenya is a wonderful place for a family holiday with calm safe waters, endless activities and plenty of cultural interaction.
Wazi Dubu House is fully staffed including a chef who is able to provide meals and menus of your choice. There is a boat captain for your private boat and instructors available to teach water sports. A babysitting/child minding service can be arranged. There are guides on hand to take you on excursions to the mainland or to Lamu town.
Wazi Dubu has a stunningly located large central pool surrounded by colourful shrubs and tall coconut palms. In the house there is a massage bed so treatments can be arranged to suit the requirements of the guests. There is a private speed boat with boat captain to use for a variety of activities. There are several private areas around the house with Swahili swing beds where you can read and relax or enjoy a drink or al fresco dining as well as a roof top bar area to watch the sun go down.
A variety of water sports are available at Wazi Dubu House, including sailing, waterskiing, wake boarding, donuting and windsurfing. Guests can use their private boat and captain for these sports, whenever they choose and there are instructors available to assist beginners. You can take a leisurely sundowner sail in Kilindini, a luxurious dhow or learn how to sail Mafida, the small fishing dhow. Other activities on the Indian Ocean include deep-sea fishing, snorkelling and kayaking.
Location & directions
Lamu, Lamu and the coast, Kenya
Wazi Dubu is the southern-most property on Kizingoni Beach, on the beautiful island of Lamu off the North Kenyan coast.
How to get there
It is an 8-hour 30-minute flight from London to Nairobi. There are three daily scheduled flights between Nairobi and Lamu. The flight takes between 1-hour 40-minutes and 2-hours, depending on the aircraft used. Ali will meet you at Manda Airport, help you collect your luggage and load it into the Kizingoni Beach trolley. You will then trundle down towards the Manda jetty and your private speedboat. Kizingoni Beach is a 20-minute ride.