Kijani House is a first-class hotel on Lamu Island. On arrival on Lamu Island, you will be transferred by a dhow, an only form of transportation to Shela (a 3 kilometre ride). Most dhows are constructed from mangrove and mahogany with towering handmade sails and are powered by the strong coastal wind and some are motorized. Along the way, you will pass Lamu Town where one can see the Persian-influenced architecture in the old stone buildings with their massive carved thresholds, built close together so the streets are cool despite the midday heat, like an Arab souk.
Ideally located within walking distance of both Lamu town and Shela Beach, Kijani House, comprises the best of traditional local architecture terraced around two swimming pools and gardens of dripping orange and pink bougainvillea.
Each of the ten rooms has a veranda roofed in makuti, the traditional method of mounting plaited coconut fronds on a wooden frame. Inside the rooms, white mosquito nets veil carved mahogany four-poster beds.