Lamu Island camps - Garden House Lamu

Garden House Lamu

Garden House is an intimate little pad in Shela Village, set on the edge of a walled garden. The rooms are cool and shady in the typical Swahili style; built from white-washed coral with thick walls and plastered ceilings to keep the heat out. There are not many places where you can have the option of staying in your own private house and still enjoy the comforts, excellent service and food of a hotel but in Lamu you can do just that.

The house staff are extremely friendly, helpful and capable and bar an indication of which seafood delicacy you would like to sample next, will look after you discreetly and unobtrusively. They will look after meals, give you information about what there is to do and how to get around (there are no cars on Lamu) and generally make your stay a thoroughly pleasant one.

There is a lot to do on Lamu but it will only take you a day or two to realise that you don't have to feel guilty for just kicking back and relaxing. Lamu is a Muslim town and it is worth remembering that alcohol is not readily available here. You can have a pleasant sundowner on the terrace of the nearby hotel, Peponi, and one or two other places but most guest houses and hotels don't actually serve alcohol. You can however bring your own with you.

Incl. FB, soft drinks, airport transfers. Excl. Activities, alcoholic beverages. *The house is rented on a per house basis for a minimum stay which varies from 3 nights in low season to 14 nights in peak season. The price guide is per person on full bo

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