Kijani Hotel

3.0 star property
Lamu beachfront hotel with spa, outdoor pool

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Kijani Hotel

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Property grounds
Interior entrance
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, rollaway beds
Free daily continental breakfast
Classic Suite, Ocean View, Beachfront | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, towels

Overview of Kijani Hotel

9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Off Corniche Path, Shela Village, PO Box 266, Lamu, 80500
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Standard Twin Room, Ocean View, Beachside

  • 30 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View, Sea Facing

  • 3 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

  • 5 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Suite, Ocean View, Beachfront

  • 30 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Pool View, Poolside

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Lamu (LAU-Manda) - 2.4 miles/3.9 km
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Breakfast Da Majlis Resort - 4 min walk
  • Lamu Palace Hotel Restarant
  • Petley's Inn, Lamu
  • Moonrise Restaurant
  • Whispers

About this property

Kijani Hotel

At Kijani Hotel, you'll have access to on-site snorkelling, surfing/body boarding and waterskiing. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages at the spa. Offering ocean views, Kijani Rooftop Restaurant serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights include a free airport shuttle, a bar/lounge and a terrace.


English, French, Italian, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Children's menu
  • Paddleboard on site

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Public winery tours
  • Fishing
  • Paddleboard on-site
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Water sports equipment
  • Paddleboard on-site


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Art gallery on-site
  • Designer shops on-site
  • Shopping centre on-site
  • Full-service spa

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include massages. The spa is open daily.


Kijani Rooftop Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 115.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kijani Hotel Lamu
Kijani Lamu
Kijani Hotel Lamu
Kijani Hotel Hotel
Kijani Hotel Hotel Lamu

Frequently asked questions

Does Kijani Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kijani Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kijani Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kijani Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Kijani Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kijani Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Kijani Hotel.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Kijani Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kijani Hotel?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Kijani Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, rafting and waterskiing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Kijani Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kijani Hotel?
Yes, Kijani Rooftop Restaurant offers al fresco dining, local and international cuisine and garden views.
Does Kijani Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Kijani Hotel like?
Kijani Hotel is a short 4-minute walk from Shela Beach and 8 minutes' walk from Manda Beach.







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10/10 Exceptional

Kijani is a beautiful hotel on the water’s edge in Shela Village, Lamu. Traditional Swahili architecture, simple rooms, verandahs with daybeds suspended from the roof from which you can also gaze at the stars at night; gracious staff and good food make for a perfect stay. Superb yoga classes are nearby at Banana House and Lamu town is a walk, boda ride or boat ride away. Bougainvillea and coconut palms are Abu sang in the garden- and there’s a small pool for cooling off if you don’t fancy the beach. A really beautiful and peaceful location.
Margie, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was perfect! Exceeded expectations. Perfect location, lovely staff, great restaurant. We want to come back for sure
Tatiana, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our 4-day stay at Kijani was wonderful and relaxing. The staff were exceptional -- from the front desk to housekeeping to the restaurant -- warm, friendly, attentive, efficient, accommodating. We miss Kijani and hope to return one day again.
Mary, 5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A little slice of heaven that we returned to again
Damian, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

daniel, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely small hotel, right on the seafront in Shela. Attentive, friendly staff and delightful gardens including a small pool. The food is excellent and the rooftop restaurant is relaxed with fabulous views across the bay. My room was clean and spacious, with a ceiling fan, safety deposit box and comfortable king size bed. The hotel is well located in Shela village - the main Shela beach, often deserted, is spectacular and is a five minute wall away. and Lamu town is a 20 minute walk away or can be reached by boat taxi. Delightful place - highly recommended.
Adrian, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place to relax
We had such an amazing stay - the room was comfortable, the breakfast was delicious and all the staff were so friendly and helpful. The hotel is located right on the beach - you can swim here, or its just a 10min walk to the amazing Shela beach. If you are a light sleeper, just be aware that there is a mosque nearby which may wake you up with the call to prayer - I didn't mind this at all as it's all part of the cultural experience. Just flagging to those who might want to bring earplugs! All in all - we really had such a great stay. I can't wait to return.
Emily, 4-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very charming!
Kijani is a super-charming hotel with a good restaurant and a really helpful staff. The only issue we had was that the power went out one night that we were there, leaving us too hot and sweaty to sleep.
Matt, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely location
Kijani is located in Shela, a quick water taxi ride to/from Limu and the airport. We enjoyed the hotel and the surrounding neighborhood.It was comfortably low key during our "low season" stay.
Rudolph, 3-night trip
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