Shela House, Lamu
Located in Shela town, the gorgeous Shela House is built around an open courtyard over three-stories and sleeps up to 9 people. Two staircases lead to three double bedrooms, one room with 2 single beds and one smaller single room, all lavishly decorated in Swahili Lamu style and all en suite. The second floor houses a lovely terrace and dayroom which provides the perfect spots to lounge and relax. There are also two rooftop chillout areas with hammocks and sunbeds and a walled garden across the passageway. This is where most time is spent, overlooking the historic Shela village and the channel between Lamu and Manda.
Shela Palm offers you access to the best seafood in Lamu, through the cook and team at the house, who will also ensure you have everything you need, whilst you get lost in the history and culture of Shela. The house is also available on a self-catering basis.
A visit to Lamu, on the Northern part of the Kenyan Coast, is one of the best experiences the country has to offer. Landing at the airstrip on the mainland you take a boat taxi over to the island and experience Swahili culture like nowhere on earth. The island is steeped in Swahili history – spices, slaves and sultans – and the global connections this ancient trading hub has shaped. Transport on the narrow lanes is by donkey, or by boat around the island. Whether you want to stay in Lamu or Shela town and get swept away on culture and history or escape down to near-deserted Kizingoni beach and unbelievable skies and water sports, Lamu is the place and we have a house for you. Add to your experience by going go deep-sea fishing off Lamu, or venture to Kiwayu. We can also set up overnight dhow experiences, sleeping on the deck of the traditional Arabian ship in decedent comfort and watching the night sky as you fall asleep…. Lamu really is incredible.
Standard Season (Min. 3 Nights)
Date: 08th Jan. – 30 April and 01st July – 20th Dec.
Rate: USD 450
Low Season (Min. 3 Nights)
Date: 01st May – 30th June
Rate: USD 350
Christmas Season (Min. 7 Nights)
Date: 21st Dec. – 7th Jan.
Rate: USD 900