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Jahazi House is a stunning private home set on a vast sandy beach, with five spacious en suite bedrooms, a swimming pool, numerous lounge and dining areas, a full team of staff, manager and waiter, chef, room steward, offering premium personalised service, a private motor boat with boat captain at your disposal and fully-catered or self-catering facilities.
About the Owner
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2016
Interaction with guests:
Michael, the owner/manager takes a personal interest in your stay and will guide you from the time you book until you arrive.
Prior to arrival, Michael will take a personal role in organising menus, if self catering, he will organise the shopping according to your preferences.
On arrival Ali, Safari and Liz will work to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
It is unnecessary to arrive on holiday and have to wonder, what do I do now. Our aim is to make sure that does not happen.
Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
About the neighbourhood
Lamu is an Island in the Lamu conservation area and a UNESCO Heritage site. It has a Swahili culture and has remained unchanged over the years. There are no cars but lots of donkeys. Everything comes to the Island by boat so Lamu town is and African Venice of activity. Our local village of Kipungani is a friendly and unspoilt fishing hamlet. Our Jahazi House staff come from the Village where we have a lovely relationship. guests have visited, met the relatives of staff and seen an authentic swahili life style unchanged.
Ali the boat captain, will put the Jahazi House boat at your disposal. Trips to Manda Toto Island for picnics and snorkeling, trips to Takwa ruins to see an ancient town lost for centuries, trips to Lamu town to visit the museum, the Swahili house set out to show how people used to live, the Lamu fort or German Post office with photos of long ago can all be arranged. As there are no roads, there are no strangers or vendors on the beach. If you desire, you can walk for miles along empty beaches. Return exhausted for a swim in the sea or pool and enjoy whatever Safari has prepared in the kitchen from fresh fish to lobster, crab, prawns and calamari.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Manda (Lamu): 7.0 km
On arrival at Lamu airport, the boat Captain will be there to meet you. Your luggage will be brought the short walk to the jetty and the Jahazi House boat. You will then be sped off to Jahazi House where you will be greeted by the waiting staff. There is no airport confusion, no transport worries, all will have been pre arranged. The aim is relaxation and a trouble free holiday.