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Amber House Lamu

Lamu Old Town, Kenya

(Amber House Lamu is a stunning Swahili House on Lamu Old Town. Lamu Old Town is located on an island known as Lamu Island on the coast of East Africa some 350 kilometers North of Mombasa. Amber House Lamu is situated on the North Kenyan coast and is located roughly 220 kilometers North of Malindi)


Amber House Lamu
Amber House Lamu
Amber House Lamu
Amber House Lamu


Amber House Lamu

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Amber House Lamu is an oasis situated in the heart of the magnificent and captivating Lamu Old Town. Restored to its former glory with a contemporary edge Amber House comes fully staffed and easily accommodates 6 people in true Lamu comfort on a self catering basis.


Whether you want to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the courtyard, plunge into the pool or laze on the rooftop terrace with its spectacular view over the Old Town to the water, you deserve this authentic Lamu experience.


If you feel like leaving the tranquility of Amber House now and then we have many recommendations for you to truly immerse yourself in Lamu culture.

Amber House Lamu Rooms

Amber House Lamu has three spacious en suite bedrooms. The master bedroom comes with its own large private terrace overlooking Lamu Old town and the creek.


Two of the rooms are king size beds and the third bedroom has three large single beds. There is also a rooftop bed with mosquito net. The entire house comfortably sleeps 7- 8 guests.


Amber House Lamu
Amber House Lamu


Amber House Lamu Features

* Sleeps 6 +

* Private Chef
Self Catering
Swimming Pool
3 Self Contained Rooms
Linen & Cleaning included

Amber House Lamu Activities
* Lamu Old Town Tour

* Lamu Fort/ Museum Tour

* Peponi Hotel turtle hatching

* Manda Toto Snorkeling Trip
Sundowner Dhow Sailing Trip
Dhow Sailing Excursions Trip

* Biking on the beach at low tide

* Kayaking, Windsurfing, Water skiing available in Shela
Beach Trips – Manda or Shella, by foot, donkey or boat
* Day Trip to Kipungani, a hotel on the other side of Lamu Island

Amber House Lamu Dining

Amber House Lamu excellent resident chef, Mohammed, comes highly recommended. Mohammed not only uses fresh produce available on the day but he makes meals that will suit everyone. Traditional Coastal Swahili dishes are Mohammed’s specialty, indulge yourself in the Zanzibar Fish Soup, Ginger Crab & Swahili Fish Curry with Fresh Coconut.


Western dishes, specialty meals and our range of children’s meals will have them sitting at the table before you ask! If you have special dietary needs Mohammed is more than happy to meet these.


In respect of ancient Swahili traditional alcohol is subtly tolerated within the community. There are numerous establishments throughout who serve wine, beer and spirits to suit your taste. At Amber House we ask that you bring your own wine and spirits and Mohammed can arrange beer and sodas locally.



Sample Menu at Amber House

Amber House Lamu Biting's

* Bajis
Crab Cakes

* Fish Samosa

* Cashew Nuts

* Thai Fish Cakes
Vegetarian Samosa

* Fish & Pineapple Kebab with Soy and Honey Glaze

Amber House Lamu Main Meals
* Thai Salad

* Ginger Crab

* Seared Tuna
* Thai Prawns

* Kachambari Salad

* Zanzibar Fish Soup

* Prawn & Coconut Curry

* Fresh Oysters with Chilli

* Fish & Vegetable Kerbab

* Swahili Soup with Saffron

* Lobster with Chilli and ginger
* Fish Curry and Coconut Rice

* Prawn Curry & Coconut Rice

* Ya Mboga Spaghetti (Vegetarian)
Green Mango Salad with Sesame and Soy Dressing

Amber House Lamu Children’s Selection

* Cottage Pie

* Tomato Soup

* Roast Chicken

* Traditional Bolognese

* Fish Fingers & Pea & Potato Mash
Fish & Chips and Homemade Mayonnaise

Amber House Lamu Dips & Sauces

* Mayonaise

* Ginger & Chilli
Mango Chutney
Soy & Sesame Dressing

Amber House Lamu Breakfast Specialties

* Poached Eggs

* Scrambled Eggs
Danny’s Crepes
Helen’s Banana Bread

* Homemade Bircher Muesli
Jamie’s Vodka and Fruit Salad




Lamu Old Town

Lamu Old Town and island can be reached by airplane and bus. Air-Kenya, Fly-540 and Safari-Link offer flights between Nairobi and Lamu. Mombasa-Air Safari, Fly-540 and Safari-Link connect Mombasa and Lamu. Air-Kenya, Fly-540 and Mombasa-Air Safari fly between Malindi and Lamu.


Lamu airport is on Manda Island; ferries connect the old town and the airport. Several bus companies operate between Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu. The bus trip from Mombasa is roughly 6 hours, the last two of which are on a rough dirt or murram road.


Ferries operate between the bus station and mainland. Family Travel Tips: Families considering bus travel should check government sources for updated travel advisories before booking a ticket. Bus tickets are best booked at least two days in advance.


There are no cars or buses on Lamu or Manda islands. Transport is by foot, donkey or dhow. Shela, 4 kilometers from Lamu, can be reached by footpath or water taxi. Trips to Manda Island, Matondoni and other points in the archipelago can be arranged through African Spice Safaris or directly on the waterfront.



Booking & Reservations for Amber House Lamu - a stunning Swahili House on Lamu Old Town located on the coast of East Africa some 350 kilometers North of Mombasa and roughly 220 kilometers North of Malindi - Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
Mobile/Cell Phone: 0721-242-711 (Safaricom) - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com








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