Location of Camp: Lamu Island – Kenya coast
Type of Safari Camp: Luxury Beach Lodge
Rating (1-5+): 4+
Camp Accomodations: 14 spacious and secluded chalets constructed entirely from local materials, giant king-size beds, ocean-facing verandah with local funzi sofas, freshwater showers, flush toilets, and separate dressing areas with wash basins. Seawater swimming pool with all-day bar service, lounge, library, dining room.
When to Visit: Anytime
Safari Activities at Camp: Snorkeling and diving, windsurfing, fishing, sailing aboard an Arab dhow, day trip to Lamu and Kipungani Village.
Kipungani Bay Lodge
Overlooking a deserted 14-kilometre beach on the southwestern tip of Lamu Island, Kipungani is a dream destination for those seeking a true 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. 14 spacious and secluded chalets sit above the soft white sands of Kipungani Bay, which is Swahili for ‘the place of fresh air’. Shaded by the palm trees that line our 600-metre beachfront, the chalets are constructed entirely from local materials, with mkeka matting floors and makuti thatch roofs woven by the residents of neighboring Kipungani Village. The large interiors are a picture of rustic simplicity, with giant king-size beds and furniture all handmade from local mangrove and palm woods. Each chalet has an ocean-facing verandah with local funzi sofas and chairs piled high with colorful cushions. Amenities include freshwater showers, flush toilets, and separate dressing areas with wash basins. Accommodation
The beach-facing lounge and bar at Kipungani are furnished for complete relaxation, with large driftwood furniture, hanging moon beds, and a variety of natural discoveries ‘combed’ from our shores .The dining room sits beside a small tropical garden, with an adjoining library offering guests a broad selection of novels, magazines and board games. In front of the building is a horizon-touching saltwater pool which offers the perfect venue for the ultimate romantic sundowner!
Kipungani enjoys a uniquely harmonious relationship with the residents of neighboring Kipungani Village. Half of the Lodge’s staff come from the village, from where we also buy all our seafood and materials for repairing our bandas and boats.