Jahazi House

Lamu, Coastal Kenya, Kenya – Show more hotels in Kenya

Location: Kizingoni Beach, Lamu Island, Lamu County, Kenya


Sitting on one of the Africa’s most beautiful and private beaches. Kizingoni beach which is only accessible by boat is for that reason free of the normal traffic of other beaches. Lamu Island, sufficiently special to be made a UNESCO heritage site lies alongside Pate and Manda Islands in the Lamu Archipelago on the Kenya Coast. Jahazi House, named after the historical sailing dhows that brought Lamu its trading wealth, stands right on the edge of the Indian Ocean in a large garden of frangipani, fruit trees and shrubs. From the first floor makuti-covered veranda you can watch the dhows come and go, collecting sand and delivering fish. The house is designed along traditional lines around an inner courtyard, which holds a very private swimming pool, cooling the public rooms and bedrooms. The four ground-floor guest bedrooms are all accessed from the inner courtyard and are stylishly furnished with ensuite shower rooms and their own private verandas. The verandas feature writing desks, occasional tables, chairs and a traditional Lamu day bed. There is a covered Baraza area behind the pool that can also be used for sleeping. It leads through an ancient carved door onto a wooden deck with two swinging beds overlooking the garden. The roof is one huge terrace, partially covered with makuti to provide a shaded bar, eating and sitting area. Here, overlooking simply everything, including the beach and sea views, is a wonderfully cool and spacious master wing, with its private library and bedroom, ensuite dressing room and bathroom area. The kitchen and staff area is separate and holds staff bedrooms, seating areas, washrooms and storerooms. Frangipani, jasmine and lime trees have been planted in abundance around the house, which comes fully staffed with a cook, room/table steward, laundress, boat captain and gardener and open all year round.

Uniqueness of this House

Kizingoni beach which is only accessible by boat is for that reason free of the normal traffic of other beaches.


4 Double Bedrooms ensuite with private terrace, 2 Twin bedrooms ensuite with private terrace, 3 Dining areas , 3 Baraza areas, 1 Guest cloakroom, 2 Swinging beds, 2 Hammocks. Children of all ages are welcome.


House Amenities: Pool 10m. 8’4″ deep., Fully-equipped separate kitchen , Large planted garden, Beach shower, Beach towels, Powered by solar panels, Solar hot water, Safety box, Snorkeling equipment, Water skis, Banana boat, 4G Telecom network , Free 4G WIFI, Free laundry, 10-metre swimming pool.


House Activities: Water sports: Water skiing, Donut ride or Kite surf, Snorkeling, Canoe, Fishing, Sand dune sundowners, Biking, Yoga lessons, in-house massage and Spa. Activities nearby: Dhow Sunset sail, visit Lamu Town, visit Shela Village, Visit Takwa Ruins, Visit Manda Island, Visit Kipungani Village, Sail to Kanika Rocks and snorkel with Dolphins.

Popular Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boating
  • Cultural Visits
  • Cycling
  • Dhow Cruise
  • Kite Surfing
  • Pre-historic Site Visit
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sundowners
  • Yoga