kiwayuFor centuries the bay of Kiwayu has been a calling point for Arab chows trading in ivory, carpets and carved chests travelling between Arabia, Mombasa and Zanzibar filling their "debis" with sweet water from our wells.

Kiwayu lies on Kenya's East Coast on the Indian Ocean and forms part of the northern Lamu archipelago. There are few places in our world, which can boast such total seclusion, visited only by fishermen, the dhow that still come to collect sweet water and the occasional sports fisherman in search of the magnificent marlin or sail fish. Kiwayu is surrounded by a Marine Reserve, protected by the Kenya Wildlife Services and to the north and west, the adjacent Dodori and Boni Game Reserves. These wild areas are vital to the protection of the fauna and flora of eastern Kenya. The animals that inhabit these reserves are often migratory such as elephant and buffalo. The permanent residents are lion, cheetah, serval, caracal, lesser kudu and that rare hunting dog. (Apart from the monkeys, of course!).

The sea is home to many types of coral fish, dugongs, whale shark, basking whale, tuna, marlin, sail fish, wahoo, kingfish and many other sports fish and edible species. The turtle lay their eggs on the sandy beaches Fishing trophies such as marlin and sailfish are released back into the sea.

Paradise Camp
Ilmoran Camp
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The only sound you will hear is the sound of the sea and the wind in the palms.

A maximum of 36 guest can stay in 18 spacious and beautifully decorated local-style cottages (bandas) spread out along the shoreline.

Your home is a banda built in the local Bajuni tradition with palm thatched roof and carpeted floor.

The banda is a suite consisting of a bedroom, dressing room, and shower with running water and lavatory.

Each hammock-strung veranda offers privacy and a panoramic over the bay. And each one is within a few metres of the water's edge, clustered around the restaurant, the bar and the boats.

Every room is furnished with a Super king-size bed surrounded by a turquoise mosquito net. It is simple, spacious and well furnished with different sitting areas and tables - with many options for that all-important siesta.




  • 18 bandas
  • Excellent food
  • Snorkerling
  • Windsurfing
  • Big game fishing
  • Water skiing
  • Birdwatching
  • Dhow trips to neighbouring Lamu, Manda and Pate islands

Click on any of the links below for detailed information on each of the 42 Boutique Hotels.

MasaiMara Tsavo Laikipia Naivasha Mt.Kenya Coast Nairobi Tanzania Zanzibar
Cottars Camp Finch Hattons Borana lodge Kiangazi Mukima Farm Jahazi House House of Wayne Jongomero Palms
Elephant pepper camp Kilalinda Ol Malo House Chui Lodge Elsa's Kopje Kizingoni Palacina Kleins Camp Serenna Inn
Governors' Ilmoran Camp Ol Donyo Wuas Sabuk Loldia House Ol-lentille Kiwayu Village   Ngorongoro Zanzibar Baranza
Leleshwa Tortillis Tented Camp Lewa Wilderness Shompole   The Sands At Nomad   Selous Zanzibar
Mara Explorer Tented Camp   Joy's Camp     Manda Bay   Ngorongoro Manor  
Mara Timbo         Lion in the Sun   Singita Sabora  
Ol Seki Mara Camp         Mzima House   Tanzania  
Richard's Camp         Al Hamra      


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