Jahazi House Kizingoni Beach Lamu Island is an exclusive and secluded private villa built on Kizingoni Beach, on the beautiful Island of Lamu off the North Kenyan coast. Kizingoni Beach is 2 kilometers from Kipungani village. The house sleeps 10 guests and is fully staffed, it has a private speed boat with A boat captain. Jahazi House, named after the historical large trading dhows that brought Lamu its trading wealth, stands right on the edge of the Indian Ocean on two acres of garden. What to see and do: Swimming pool, private boat, water-skiing, swimming with dolphins, fishing trips, wakeboarding, trips to Lamu Town, picnic lunches on deserted beaches, sunset cruises on shows, Deep-sea fishing, spa treatments, massage
Jahazi House, named after the historical sailing dhows that brought Lamu its trading wealth, stands right on the edge of the Indian Ocean in a large garden of frangipani, fruit trees, and shrubs.
From the expansive, first-floor makuti-covered veranda you can watch the dhows come and go, collecting sand and delivering fish. The house is designed along traditional lines around an inner courtyard, which holds a very private swimming pool, cooling the public rooms and bedrooms.
Jahazi House accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 rooms: 4 ensuite bedrooms each with a private terrace + 1 master suite overlooking the courtyard pool. The four ground-floor guest bedrooms are all accessed from the inner courtyard and are stylishly furnished with en-suite shower rooms and their own private verandas.
The verandas feature writing desks, occasional tables, chairs, and a traditional Lamu day bed. There is a covered baraza area behind the pool that can also be used for sleeping. It also leads through an ancient carved door onto a wooden deck with two swinging beds overlooking the garden.
The rooftop terrace is partially covered with makuti and provides a shaded bar, eating, and sitting area. There are each side terraces with sofas, tables, and chairs. The house features a well-equipped kitchen that serves meals prepared from the freshest local produce and seafood.
Up on the roof, overlooking simply everything, is a wonderfully cool and spacious master wing, with its private salon, en suite dressing room, and bathroom. Jahazi House Kizingoni Beach Lamu Island has a separate small covered massage room with trellised walls at the back of the building where guests enjoy massage services.
Jahazi House has a very private pool in the courtyard just next to the beach. There is also a private speed boat with a boat captain to use for a variety of water sports, fishing, or visiting Lamu Town.
No cars, no roads. No one is on the beach other than guests and the very occasional local or house staff. The traffic on the island is mostly about you and the donkeys. Shela and Lamu towns are but a boat ride away. A Dhow is available to hire for sundowners, lunch on a beach, or day trip
Activities available from Jahazi House include; excursions, waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, sup boarding, creek fishing, deep sea fishing, beach walks, and snorkeling.
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Jahazi House Kizingoni Beach Lamu Island Accommodation Rates
Jahazi House Kizingoni Beach Lamu Island Accommodation Rates Per Night Include;
Accommodation on a self-catering Basis + the services of a housekeeper, butler, and private chef. NB: (Rates per night for the entire property including staff)
|Dates To||Non-Resident||Resident||Minimum Number of Nights|
16th Jan 2023
|28th Feb 2023||720 US Dollars||620 US Dollars||Minimum 2 Nights Stay|
|1st Mar 2023||30th Jun 2023||550 US Dollars||460 US Dollars||
Minimum 2 Nights Stay
1st Jul 2023
|31st Aug 2023||720 US Dollars||620 US Dollars||Minimum 2 Nights Stay|
|1st Sep 2023||14th Dec 2023||550 US Dollars||460 US Dollars||
Minimum 2 Nights Stay
20th Dec 2023
|10th Jan 2024||1,080 US Dollars||1,050 US Dollars||
Minimum 7 Nights Stay
* Canoë – free
* Fat bikes – free
* Deep sea fishing – price upon request
* Sunset dhow sail – price upon request
* Snorkling in Kinyika – 75 US Dollars
* Fishing (price per hour) – 30 US Dollars
* Snorkeling in Manda Toto -100 US Dollars
* In-house massage & yoga lesson: price upon request
* 1 additional trip from or to the airport – 100 US Dollars
* Water skiing or donut ride (price per hour) – 65 US Dollars
* Rates include the services of a housekeeper, butler, and private chef
* Additional boat trip (8 pax) to – Lamu Town/Shela and back – 100 US Dollars
* 1 complimentary airport transfer (pick-up at the airport upon arrival & drop-off at the airport upon departure)
* Jahazi House is self-catering. Menus are designed with you and charged at cost price + 10% (locally purchased). Allergy-friendly menu upon request. Drinks (House wine, beer, sodas) are extra. Price upon request
* Free wifi
* 6 bathrooms
* 3 dining areas
* 3 baraza areas
* Beach shower
* Pool 10m. 8’4″ deep
* 4G mobile network
* Free laundry service
* Large planted garden
* Powered by solar panels
* A private boat and captain
* 4 double bedrooms ensuite
* 1 master bedroom ensuite
* A private boat and captain
* Massage & yoga upon request
* Full-time staff: private chef, butler, and housemaid
* An eco-home powered by solar to leave a light footprint
* Fresh local cuisine. The allergy-the-friendly menu is also available
Jahazi Beach House Kizingoni Beach Lamu Accommodation
Jahazi Beach House Kizingoni Beach Lamu is built of coral block plastered in the local Meru finish, tinted a soft ochre yellow. Designed on traditional lines around an inner courtyard, which holds a very private swimming pool, cooling the public rooms and bedrooms.
On the ground floor, there is a reception and dining area leading out to a wrap-around front veranda, sitting right on the beach. The boat moorings are immediately in front. The four bedrooms are all accessed from the inner courtyard and are simply furnished with en suite shower rooms and their own private verandas.
Jahazi Beach House verandas have a work desk, the occasional table and chairs, and a traditional Lamu day bed. There is a guest/pool changing room and a covered baraza area behind the pool that can also be used for sleeping. Jahazi Beach House roof is one huge terrace, partially covered with makuti to provide a shaded bar, eating, and sitting area.
There is a separate small covered massage room with trellised walls at the back of the building. Frangipani, jasmine, and lime trees have been planted in abundance around the house, which comes fully staffed with a cook, room/table steward, laundress, boat captain, and gardener.
Jahazi House sleeps 10 there are four large double bedrooms and one twin room. They are all accessed from the inner courtyard and are simply furnished with en suite shower rooms and their own private verandas. Up on the roof, overlooking simply everything, is a wonderfully cool and spacious master wing, with its private salon, en suite dressing room, and bathroom.
Jahazi Beach House Kizingoni Beach Lamu Childcare
Children of all ages are most welcome at Jahazi House. However, there are no specific childcare facilities but babysitting can easily be arranged. It is possible to tailor food requirements to children’s tastes and arrange for earlier meal times if required.
Lamu and the coast of Kenya is a wonderful place for a family holiday with calm safe waters, endless activities, and plenty of cultural interaction.
Jahazi Beach House Kizingoni Beach Lamu Facilities
Jahazi House has a very private pool in the courtyard just next to the beach. The house has a massage bed so treatments can be arranged to suit the requirements of the guests. There is a private speed boat with a boat captain to use for a variety of water sports, fishing, or visiting Lamu Town.
Jahazi Beach House Activities
A variety of water sports are available at Jahazi House, including sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, donuting, and windsurfing. Guests can use their private boat and captain for these sports, whenever they choose and there are instructors available to assist beginners.
You can take a leisurely sundowner sail in Kilindini, a luxurious dhow, or learn how to sail Mafida, the small fishing dhow. Other activities on the Indian Ocean include deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Jahazi Beach House Kizingoni Beach Lamu Services
Jahazi House is fully staffed including a chef – able to provide meals and menus of your choice. There is a boat captain for your private boat and instructors available to teach water sports. A babysitting/child minding service can be arranged. There are guides on hand to take you on excursions to the mainland or to Lamu town.
Jahazi Beach House Kizingoni Beach Lamu When to travel
The rainy season on the Kenyan Coast is generally May/ June. So from July onward the weather is gradually getting hotter and dryer until March/April when it reaches the high 90s (over 40 degrees C).
Christmas/ New Year is generally considered the peak season and the weather is lovely then with constant sunshine and gentle offshore breezes. If you want clear seas for diving then make your trip after August/Sept.