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Amu House is a fully restored 16th century Swahili house with 7 comfortable, self contained guest rooms each with its own veranda on the two upper floors. We serve a full breakfast downstairs in the historic original Swahili house, and have a beautiful breezy rooftop with a hammock and day beds for all our guests to enjoy. Conveniently located just a minute's walk from the jetty and the seafront, Amu House is perfectly situated. A quiet, private home in the middle of a historic paradise! Our historic 16th century house has been operating as a Bed and Breakfast for many years. You have to option of renting the entire house for a large gathering of family and friends, or you can rent a private bedroom and meet others also traveling in the area. There are many common spaces available through out the house, in addition to 7 large, comfortable bedrooms with their own verandah space. Feel free to close yourself in or intermingle with others. Breakfast is served in a common space downstairs, between 8 and 10am. Dinner can be arranged in advance tho we encourage our guests to sample the many incredible restaurants on the island. We have a very welcoming manager at Amu House named Kesh. He can help arrange and guide our visitors as they make plans to enjoy their holiday. You will start your day with a full, healthy breakfast, and then let your adventures begin! We encourage our guests to explore the island, and will help support you with ideas and recommendations through out your stay. There is always a person on site at Amu House, available day and night to help with any questions or concerns. You can arrive in Lamu by plane or by bus. Flying to Lamu from Malindi or Nairobi, you will land on nearby Manda Island where our Manager Kesh will come meet you. Additionally you can come by bus or private car, arriving in Mokowe, where we will also come meet you. Either way, you always make the last leg of your trip to the island by boat, a prefect way to begin your holiday! Please let us know if you would like assistance in planing your arrival. We are happy to help! Amu House on Lamu Island is located off the coast of Northern Kenya. The breezes of the Indian Ocean and the islands of the Lamu Archipelago offer many beautiful places to visit. Sailing is a big part of our culture, and we recommend that our guests explore the area by land as well as by sea. Perhaps a simple day trip to one of our incredible nearby beaches may be the perfect way to relax on your holiday. Or take a sailing trip to snorkel and/or fish with lunch included; enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise with drumming and singing on board, or take the time to explore the nearby islands as we can take you on a variety of exciting sea adventures! And if you prefer to stay on land, relaxing on the rooftop and enjoying the breezes in the hammock may be the perfect way to spend your afternoon after getting "lost" in the maze of Lamu's streets. With no cars or vehicles, only donkeys for transport, spend the morning winding through our historic town, stumbling across pieces of an ancient culture meeting the modern day. Lamu Town is a place history can come alive in your imagination. Feel the ancient times that passed by.
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One probably shouldn't even mention it here, but the centuries-old Swahili town of Lamu is something of a hidden gem on the Kenya coast. I found Amu House a close-to-perfect place to stay, absolutely in tune with its surroundings. It's a beautifully converted old Swahili house,
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My 16th time here and all I can do is say a big thanks to Kesh, Samuel and Belvin for the tremendous hospitality and care they showed my friends and I. My friends who are first timers here give it a glowing recommendation as well. We’ll all be back very soon!
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We travelled as a large group of 14 and booked the entire house for our three week stay in Lamu. Our liaison with the owners prior to the trip was easy and they were responsive to our questions. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Kesh at the airport and Samuel at the house.
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Response from Mary S, Owner at Amu House
Responded 27 Mar 2018
Thank you Angela! It was a pleasure to host you and your extended family for such an important reunion! We welcome you back any time.
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My parents and I had a lovely stay at Amu House. It was just as described and much more. Kesh and Samuel, who take care of the house, made sure we were comfortable in every respect and nothing was too much to ask for! They helped with everything and arranged for us an
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The best trip ever, the place is so beautiful, and it's close to the sea front for boat rides. Our room Kipungani was do comfortable and private, just the right mood set up. Awesome staff, Kesh and Samuel, very friendly and helpful. We'd definitely come again soon. 👍👍
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Manda Room is on the top floor with a king size bed and single bed. All our rooms have private b
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Pate Room is located on the top floor with plenty of breeze!
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Kipungani Room has one king size bed and two single beds with a private verandah
How do I book Amu House?
Please call our Manager Kesh at +254 792 558 449 or +254 717 308 131
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What is the price of a double room?
A double room bed and breakfast is $35.
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US$44 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaCoast ProvinceLamu Island
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