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This property is a 6-minute walk from the beach. Featuring a swimming pool and tropical gardens, Kijani Hotel is located on the coast of Lamu Island, along the Indian Ocean. The décor comes with natural handmade furniture, lanterns and ornaments.

The rooms include private 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 1.9 mi from Lamu Old Town and 2.5 mi from Manda Airport. Takwa Prehistoric Site is 6.2 mi away on Manda Island.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Kijani Hotel has been welcoming guests since Oct 1, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
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  • 2 twin beds
  • 1 full bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 1
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  • 1 twin bed
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4 reasons to choose Kijani Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Shela Beach

    Shela Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1,400 feet from property
  • Manda Beach

    Manda Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    3,200 feet from property

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Hosted by Miss. Trisala Bid

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Miss. Trisala Bid
Kijani Hotel is a small family run " Hotel de Charme " overlooking the entrance of Shela channel.In its leafy and colorful garden,around the freshwater pools you will find real peace and relaxation. While the veranda of your spacious room,furnished with coastal antiques is the ideal place for planing exciting Dhow safari to experience the fascination of the Swahili Culture,you can also walk along the 12km.Shela mythical beach and enjoy the clear water of the Indian Ocean. Welcome to the peace and pleasures of Kijani Hotel Welcome to Kijani.
KIJANI been created has the result of my interest for different culture,and my love at first site for Lamu.In 1984 during one of my journey I came across this beautiful and remote island and get trapped by it's charm.Very soon it become clear that was the place where I wanted to stay.Architecture,decoration and nature are part of my life and my passion for carpets and Kilims linked my with the Arab world........On the end,it is a long story that I can share with my guest and travelers. Safe journey. Trisala
SLOW TRAVEL Life in Lamu has a distinctly Arab-Oriental Flavour,the ladies scurry down back street wearing buibuis (black cloaks witch cover them entirely) and yet they are prone to shadowing their dark eyes with kohl and have been known to cast amorous glances from the folds of their buibuis towards favored admirers. In the evening the aroma of thick Turkishlike coffee permeates the atmosphere, old men sit together philosophizing on the front step of their houses,and little boys chase one another,darting in and out of quaint shops that line the main street. The restaurant of Lamu bustle with business. Bajun fishermen tell tales to one another while they enjoy heaped plates of rice. Night time is delightful,and every one take advantage of the cool breezes that blow from the Indian Ocean.
Languages spoken: English,French,Italian
What's nearby
  • Mnarani House
    0.2 miles
  • Gallery Baraka
    1.7 miles
  • Riyadha Mosque
    1.7 miles
  • Lamu Fort
    1.8 miles
  • Lamu Museum
    1.9 miles
  • 18th Century Swahili House Museum
    2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Peponi
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Peponi
    0.6 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Indian ocean
    0.3 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Shela Beach
    1,400 feet
  • Manda Beach
    3,200 feet
  • Takwa Beach
    3.2 miles
  • Manda Bay Beach
    6 miles
How to get to Kijani Hotel from Lamu Airport
    Private shuttle
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Kijani Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

    Food: International

Amenities of Kijani Hotel
  • Private Bathroom
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Cooking class Off-site
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Snorkeling Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Windsurfing Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Fishing Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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12:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
$65 per child, per night
2 - 11 years
Extra bed by request
$65 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed by request
$75 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

FAQs about Kijani Hotel

  • Room options at Kijani Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite
    • Double

  • The nearest beach is 1,650 feet from Kijani Hotel.

  • The prices at Kijani Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Kijani Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Kijani Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kijani Hotel by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 20min

  • Kijani Hotel is 1.8 miles from the center of Lamu.

  • Kijani Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Snorkeling
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Beachfront
    • Movie nights
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Cooking class
    • Bike tours
    • Beach
    • Walking tours
    • Happy hour

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Kijani Hotel is from 12:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Kijani Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • À la carte