Lamu Holiday Homes

Bedrooms: 2 double
Bathrooms: 2
Persons: 2 – 4
Features: Roof terrace, european style kitchen, spacious dining area

inside Bambea House
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ornamentBembea House is situated on the edge of the picturesque fishermen’s village of Shela, alongside the dunes that fringe the long stretch of Shela beach. Located only a few footsteps from the famous Peponi Hotel, Bembea House offers a holiday that brings you into close touch with Africa where you can have a unique experience of this very special island. The house sleeps 2 to 4 people in two double bedrooms. Our staff is very committed, always willing to please the guests.

The four-storied house reflects the fascinating charm of traditional Swahili architecture mixed with eclectic furnishing and a personal touch of finest style and comfort. The whole house is equipped with unique pieces of tribal art.

The House

The entrance hall, decorated with seashells in the beautiful niches, has three large stone benches, perfect for sitting and relaxing.
The staircase leads to the fully equipped kitchen with taps that provide purified water, sanitized for drinking and cooking. The kitchen has a dining area and while you cook, your friends and family can sit there, watch and help. Through the kitchen windows you can gaze at the birds in the palm trees and enjoy the view of the sand dunes.

On the second floor there are two double bedrooms. The rooms are furnished with Lamu four poster beds, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and dressing tables. The ensuite bathrooms have hot water showers.

The third floor shares a dining area and an spacious living room. You can dine in a lovely setting under a huge chandelier or lounge on cosy couches gazing out to the dunes. Additional equipment is a small library and a writing table. Another dining table is located on the rooftop.

Lastly, we have a magnificent rooftop with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and Shela Village. While relaxing in the baraza lounging area or sunbathing on the comfortable sun beds you can feel the cool breeze from the dunes. It is a fantastic place to watch the moon rise.

Rental Rates

Rates are for the whole house per night and depend on the number of guests. Don’t hesitate to ask for customized quotation.
2 – 4 persons on self catering basis in a fully staffed house.

Low Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
14th of April – 30th of June 
€ 150,00 per night
Mid Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
11th of Jan – 30th of April
1st of Sept – 19th of Dec
€ 180,00 per night
Summer Rate (Minimum 3 nights)
1st of July – 31st of Aug
€ 200,00 per night
Xmas/New Year Rate (Minimum 14 nights)          
20th of Dec – 10th of Jan
€ 300,00 per night


Guests: Max. total 4 in Bembea House.

Additional beds: On request.

Transfer: One Manda airstrip return transfer by boat is included in the rental.

Payment policy: 25% of the total rent quoted is required to confirm a booking. 75% balance to be cleared 40 days before arrival in Lamu.

Cancellation: Cancellation fees are 30% up to 40 days before arrival, 70% up to 20 days before arrival and 100% after 20 days before arrival.

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