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Shela Palm, Lamu: 9 Guests

Palm House sits in Shela town, built around a stunning palm tree which gives the house its name. On the first floor are two stunning double bedrooms and one triple bedroom, all en suite and with private balconies. On the second floor, there is a fourth double en suite bedroom, an open terrace with sunbeds and covered Barraza area. The rooftop terrace is partly shaded and gives you a panoramic view of Shela town where you can enjoy the bar, sunbeds and a lovely Barraza area.

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

To make your trip that much easier, we would love to help out with getting your food and drinks bought and sent to the house before you get there.

Get in touch and we can get that sorted for you. We can do all the shopping for you, provide full receipts and will sort out the transporting of the goods to you (at a charge that will change according to the region). Let us know in the comment section or contact us at


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