Kijani Hotel

Top choice bed and breakfast in Shela
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With 10 spacious, palatially decorated rooms scattered across three traditional Swahili houses and overlooking the beach, this tranquil spot sits in the shade of centuries-old baobab trees. Luxuriant tropical gardens, two pools and one of the best restaurants in Lamu – serving clever fusion food and doubling as an art gallery – make this an excellent upmarket choice.

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Featuring a swimming pool and tropical gardens, Kijani Hotel is situated on the coast of Lamu Island, along the Indian Ocean. The décor comes with natural handmade furniture, lanterns and ornaments. The rooms include en suite bathrooms with a shower and complimentary toiletries. The suites also offer views of the sea or garden, as well as a balcony and seating area. Guests can enjoy a fresh, homemade breakfast every morning, and the restaurant also offers a la carte meals in the evening. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Kijani Hotel is located in Shela Village, just 3 km from Lamu Old Town and 4 km from Manda Airport. Takwa Prehistoric Site is 10 km away on Manda Island.


  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Packed lunches
  • Bike tours
  • Windsurfing
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Cashless payment available
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Happy hour
  • Lockers
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Library
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Tour desk
  • Swimming pool
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Wifi
  • Cooking class
  • Cycling
  • Ticket service
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Terrace
  • Walking tours
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Garden
  • Fishing
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • 24-hour security
  • Family rooms
  • Invoice provided
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Movie nights
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • First aid kit available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Cctv outside property
  • Sun terrace
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Beachfront
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Internet services
  • Snorkelling
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Kid meals
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Gift shop
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property


  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Ironing service


  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free WiFi available

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant