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Traditional Room (Banda)
- One Double Bed
Located on the ancient Arabian island-paradise of Lamu Ocean front Indian Ocean
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is in the same region as Shela Beach, Lamu Fort, Manda beach.Overlooking the tranquil waters of the sheltered Kipungani Channel, on the remote southwestern tip of Lamu Island
Lounge,Dinning & Poll
The sunset-facing lounge and bar are furnished for complete relaxation, with cushion-piled driftwood furniture, hanging moon-beds dining room sits in a small tropical garden horizon-touching swimming pool
The large interiors are a picture of rustic simplicity, with giant king-size beds and furniture all handmade from local mangrove and palm woods include freshwater showers, flush toilets with wash basins.
Located on the ancient Arabian island-paradise of Lamu, Kipungani is one of Africa’s most remote, relaxing, and richly romantic coastal hideaways.
Overlooking the tranquil waters of the sheltered Kipungani Channel, on the remote southwestern tip of Lamu Island, Kipungani is a dream destination for those seeking a true away-from-it-all desert island holiday.
After a 90-minute flight from Nairobi, you will be met at Manda Island and transported by boat to the lodge, which is located two degrees south of the Equator, on the edge of a near-deserted 12-kilometre beach.
All guests booked with us should always advice upon booking the arrival time and carrier for easy transfers to the lodge. The boat transfers to and from Manda Island Airstrip are inclusive of the rate
The sunset-facing lounge and bar at Kipungani are furnished for complete relaxation, with cushion-piled driftwood furniture, hanging moon-beds, and a variety of natural discoveries ‘combed’ from our shores.
The dining room sits in a small tropical garden, with an adjoining library offering guests a selection of books, magazines and board-games.
In front of the building is a horizon-touching swimming pool, which offers the perfect venue for the ultimate romantic sundowner!
- Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge)
- Total number of rooms - 12
- Currency exchange
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
- Beach shuttle (complimentary)
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Media library
- Laundry facilities
- Picnic area
- Beach bar
- Poolside bar
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Area shuttle (surcharge)
- Number of buildings/towers - 3
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Swim-up bar
- Tour assistance
- Wedding services
- Free breakfast
- Room Amenities
- Access via exterior corridors
- Shower only
- Individually furnished
- Individually decorated
- Ocean view
The dining room sits in a small tropical garden serves all the meals:- Breakfast, lunch and dinner which are inclusive of the rate as well as afternoon tea/coffee.
Activities at Kipungani at an extra cost
Snorkeling and swimming with ‘Africa’s friendliest dolphins’ on the reefs of Kinyika and Manda Toto
Waterskiing and kayaking in the Kipungani channel
Sailing and sunset cruises aboard our Arab dhows
Barracuda fishing from beach, dhow or speedboat
Deep sea game fishing (please book in advance)
Crab-catching excursions with expert fishermen
Bird walks around the property and beach dunes
Visits to Lamu’s historic mosques, markets and museums
Day trips to the ruined 14th century fort on Manda Island
Tours of local boat-building and mat-weaving industries.
- Scuba diving nearby
- Snorkeling nearby
- Kayaking on site
- Motor boating on site
- Swimming on site
- Windsurfing on site
- Manicures and pedicures
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible path of travel
Policies & Fees
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time ends at 6 PM
Check-out time is 11:30 AM
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Pets not allowed
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- No onsite parking is available.
Minimum guest age is 18
Caters to adults only
Caters to couples
Caters to groups
No cribs (infant beds) available
- Additional Details
Guests must transfer via airplane and boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
Awards & Affiliations
- A Green / Sustainable Property - Third Party CertifiedThis property participates in Ecotourism Society of Kenya (ESOK) EcoRating Scheme, a third-party certification program that has been independently certified. Third-party certification measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy. An objective assessment of a company's sustainable tourism practices has been performed at this property by an auditor who is independent of the third-party certification program.