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Kiwayu Island Kenya

Beach Hotels, Resorts & Island Cottages Accommodations

(Kiwayu Island is situated 40 Kilometers North of Lamu, off Kenya’s North Coast)




Kiwayu Island Hotels, Beach Resorts and Lodges. Kiwayu Island is a long thin island in the northern end of the Lamu archipelago. Kiwayu Island has provided shelter to Arab trading dhows for centuries. Kiwayu lies between the Kiunga Marine National Reserve on the seaward side, and the Dodori National Reserves to the west.


It has beautiful beaches and unspoilt coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and diving. Kiwayuu (alternate spelling Kiwayu) is 1.5 hours by light aircraft from Nairobi. Kiwayu Island is situated forty Kilometers north of Lamu, off Kenya’s remote North Coast approximately 30 minutes flying time north of Lamu.


Kiwayu Island Hotels, Beach Resorts and Lodges include: Kiwayu Safari Village and Kiwayu Munira Island Camp.


Kiwayu Beach Hotels, Resorts & Island Cottages

Kiwayu Safari village Hotel
Kiwayu Safari village Hotel
Kiwayu Safari village Hotel
Kiwayu Safari village Hotel

Kiwayu Safari Village - Kiwayu Island, Kenya
Kiwayu Safari Village Hotel; Kiwayu Safari Village Hotel is a barefoot luxury retreat located on the Kenya mainland in the most remote coast of the Kiunga Marine Reserve about 30 Miles North of Lamu Island, in a breathtakingly beautiful Bay opposite Kiwayu Island. Kiwayu, is a family owned Lodge, and was established in 1973 by Alfredo and Lisa Pelizzoli. It is situated in a sheltered bay, on the edge of the Indian Ocean in the Kiunga Marine Reserve. Miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand and the soothing sound of waves will soon awaken the senses and lead you back to nature’s eternal rhythms.


Kiwayu Safari village Hotel Bandas (18 Cottages) spread along one kilometer of the sandy shoreline, built with great imagination, in the local Swahili tradition of palm thatch and woven matting floors. The only sound you will hear is the lapping of the sea, the wind in the palms and bird song. Kiwayu Safari village Hotel bandas consists of a suite containing a spacious bedroom, a dressing area with twin basins, a shower with solar heated hot water and bidet. Electrical lights are 24 hours. Each private thatched veranda offers you panoramic views across the lagoon from the comfort of your Swahili bed or hammock… and only a stone’s throw from the water.

Kiwayu Safari Village Hotel activities include Deep Sea Fishing, Lamu Excursions, Water-skiing, Evening Dhow Cruise, Sailing, Snorkeling / creek fishing / bird watching, Windsurfing, Surfing, Kayaking and Swimming in the pool.


Nairobi to Kiwayu by air/flight takes about 1 hour 50 minutes then a short drive over the dunes to the Lodge. Kiwayu Safari Village Hotel can also be reached from Lamu where there is the option of a private air charter (15 minutes), a speed boat (1 hour 40 minutes) or more romantically by dhow which will depends on the tides and winds.... may take 8 hours or more !


Price Per person Sharing: From 350 US Dollars | Full Details

Munira Island Camp
Munira Island Camp
Munira Island Camp

Munira Island Camp - (Mike's Camp) Kiwayu Island, Kenya

Munira Island Camp; Munira Island Camp is located on Kiwayu Island, which is situated in the Indian Ocean on the Kenya coast, North of Mombasa and the Island of Lamu. It is the loveliest Island by far in the Lamu Archipelago. Mike and Caroline Kennedy started the camp in the early nineties. They have created a beautiful place, which completely blends into the natural environment. The camp is totally eco-friendly running on solar and wind power.


Mike's camp it set up on a high sand dune, about 50 metres above the creek and looks out over the water to the mainland. There are 7 comfortable and spacious bandas, built of Makuti and Jambies (local matting made from palm fronds). They are all beautifully positioned, each with panoramic views of the ocean and surrounds, all with total privacy. All bathroom suites are luxuriously equipped with the latest in Island plumbing.


Almost everybody comes to Kiwayu on the scheduled flight from Lamu. There is a daily flight which takes around 15 minutes and lands at the local airstrip on the mainland just opposite from where it is another short 15 minutes by boat across to the Kiwayu Island itself. The boat drops you at the jetty and from there it is a short hike up the sandy track to the camp.


Price Per person Sharing: From US 290 Dollars | Full Details


Booking & Reservations for Kiwayu Island Kenya Beach Hotels, Resorts & Island Cottages Accommodations, Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com








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