Forodhani House, on Shela Beach, in Lamu, Kenya

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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • House

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4

Sleeps: 12

Type: House

Forodhani House, on Shela Beach, in Lamu, Kenya

Beautiful Beachfront House, with stunning beach and ocean views, in Shella, Lamu, Kenya.

Forodhani House is designed in authentic swahili style, has 5 spacious, elegantly furnished bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms and terraces, sofas in different areas to relax a bit more privately too.

It can accommodate with all comfort 10 guests, even 13 guests with kids.

Its location and finishes are truly stunning : at the beginning of Shella Beach, with 270° sea views, as you could see on the pictures, truly magic when you sit on the terraces or rest here !

4 staff, among them a good cook, are here to pamper you, take care of all so that you can fully ...Read more

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  • Overall rating
    5.0 / 5.0 based on 24 reviews


Forodhani House, on Shela Beach, in Lamu, Kenya
Lamu, Kenya

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Additional Location Information

Shela is a village about 2 miles from Lamu Town. The origin of the village is unknown, but according to tradition it was settled by people from nearby Manda Island. In 1813 the elite of Pate Island, allied with the Mazrui clan from Oman, attempted to subjugate Lamu in the Battle of Shela. This attempt failed totally, and the defeat of Pate at Shela signalled the rise of Lamu as the leading power in the archipelago. Shela's golden age was from 1829 to 1857, when 5 of its 6 mosques were constructed. It is especially known for the Friday mosque.

Shela is now a centre for tourism on the island, with several guest houses feature by the coast. Shela is also home to the most spectacular beaches on Lamu island. The appearance of the area is much more in keeping with the imagined East African coastline, with its almost pure white sand, traditional dhows, and clean appearance. It makes a sharp contrast to Lamu town (directly opposite the airstrip on Manda) which lacks a beach and functions as a relatively busy port.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront

Getting There

Nearest airport: Lamu/Manda airport, 0.99 miles
Nearest ferry port: Mokowe Jetty, 0.99 miles
Car is not necessary



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