| Kilamawingu is a luxurious four-level oceanfront house that watches over the Indian Ocean from the top of one of Shela’s steepest slopes. Have fun exploring the funky design that extends from the swimming pool through the house to the beautiful garden. Enjoy eating, drinking, resting or chatting by the pool, in the garden, on one of the balconies, in one of the barazas, or under one of the pergolas.
This luxury retreat offers healthy doses of charm and decadent elegance, as well as Indian fabrics that add bold infusions of colour. The door is from a sixteenth century palace, while the Mediterranenesque poolside pergola is designed to host many guests for an al fresco dining experience. There is also a rooftop baraza to retreat to in the evenings for drinks.
Kilamawingu is a six-bedroom house, sleeping between eight and 12 guests comfortably, and all the rooms are en-suite and equipped with air-conditioning. The corner master bedroom opens on two sides to capture breezes coming off the channel and the bed was made by local Swahili artisans, as were most of the house’s pieces. The house boasts one of Shela’s most spectacular views and possesses one of the island’s finest swimming pools. Enhancing its privacy and views, the large pool was fitted into a portion of the lot 30 feet above the activity of the adjacent beach.
Kitesurfing, diving, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, swimming, its all right there waiting for you. Are you a conservationist, then pop over to Manda Island to see baby turtles hatching, or swim off Manda Toto and Kikika Rock with the multitude of fish? Or why not come swimming with the dolphins from September to May and if you fancy yourself as a fisherman, take on the barracuda, tuna, sail and swordfish in the deep-sea fishing spots off Lamu. Why wait????
8th January – 30th April – USD. 450
1st May – 30th June – USD. 350
1st July – 20th December – USD. 450
21st December – 7th January – USD. 900