Kiwayu Village


Fast Facts

Country: Kenya

Location of Camp: Kiunga Marine National Reserve

Type of Safari Camp:  Luxury Safari Lodge

Rating (1-5+): 5

Camp Accomodations: 18 traditional “Bajuni” style cottages.

Local Wildlife: Sea turtles, dugongs or Sea Cows, Birdlife, mangrove forests.

When to Visit: Anytime

Safari Activities at Camp: Sport fishing, Water sports, Snorkeling, Mangrove trips, Dhow sailing, Water skiing, Turtle hatching, Game drive in Dodori National Reserve.


Kiwayu Village

Kiwayu Safari Village is a barefoot luxury retreat on a deserted stretch of white beach. It is considered one of the world’s top hotels. Kiwayu is located on the Kenya mainland in the most remote Dodori National Reserve some 30 miles north of Lamu Island, in a breathtakingly beautiful bay opposite Kiwayu Island.

The eighteen cottages are built in the traditional “Bajuni” style using local materials. Each cottage is set well apart ensuring complete privacy. The bedrooms are large and are open to the sea with an ensuite bathroom with running water and flush toilets. The cottages have large verandah complete with hammocks and Lamu beds for lounging.

Approximately 2 miles from Kiwayu Safari Village lies “The Baobabs of Kitangani”. Nestling between the enormous ageless Baobabs, this is the perfect setting for a couple who want total privacy and comfort. There is a living room perched graciously under a baobab, leading to a dazzling bedroom with ensuite facilities. Staff and boatmen are at your service and there is over a kilometer of beach exclusively yours.