True to the atmosphere of a Swahili house, Kijani’s rooms and central areas emphasize the aesthetics of privacy and space. This Swiss owned house offers a retreat from the bright bustle of Lamu’s waterfront – a lush oasis of green gardens, pools and cool rooms in all their Swahili splendour. With the skill of local artisans, a love of coastal culture and a jackdaw’s eye for authentic, antique and reproduction of Swahili furniture, the owner has turned Kijani into a truly charming small hotel which is opulent without being ostentatious. Kijani House is an ideal retreat for families, lovers and groups of friends.
Kijani House Accommodation
Kijani house has a total of 10 rooms each filled with antiques or handmade replicas of the furniture, lanterns, ornaments, and utensils that graced the stately houses of Lamu’s past. The rooms have verandas roofed in makuti, reviving the tradition of stone Swahili houses, and creating an authentic retreat for visitors looking to experience Lamu’s past. Guests at the house can also order dinner from its daily a la carte. The kitchen offers all types of fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns fresh from the sea, along with meat and fresh vegetables, together with African and Italian specialities. Available from the cellar is a good selection of Italian, South African and Chilean wines.