Shela House

Go back in time, the magic of Shela House

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Shela House

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You can also contact us on the following phone number, we will be happy to assist you.

+254 798 700 875


A leisusurely 45-minute walk from Lamu town, and redolent of rich colonial history, nestling between the towering Palm House and the madrasa school, Shela House is built around an open courtyard edged by a sitting and dining area.

5 ensuite bedrooms easily cater for 2 families. 2 rooftop verandas afford the guest a tranquil place for sunbathing, evening cocktails or simply relaxing with a good book. Freshly-caught fish, calamari, lobster and crab make Shela House a gourmet’s dream.

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9 adults & 2 children
3 doubles, 1 twin & 1 single
5 bathrooms

Key Features

Partial Sea View
2 minutes walk from the Beach
Sun Beds
Rooftop terrace with bar overlooking Shela Village
Panoramic view from the 2 rooftop terraces
Staff: dedicated Team with own house cook

Services included

  • Daily cleaning
  • Staff and house cook
  • Transfer from/to Manda Airport
  • Resident manager will help to ensure you have everything you need at the house and help organize local excursions

Services not included

  • Personal laundry service available upon request


Traditional Swahili dhow sunset cruise a tradition not to be missed



Water ski and other water sports

Sightings of dolphins offshore (seasonal)

Explore the narrow streets of Lamu town with its ancient fort, its wood carvers, juice bars and donkey

Relaxing massage

Visit the Lamu Donkey Sanctuary and the and the Lamu Animal Welfare Clinic

Discover the island’s history at the Lamu Museum.

Sailing trips

How to get here ?

There are four daily scheduled flights between Nairobi and Lamu. The flight takes between 1-hour 40-minute and 2-hours, depending on the aircraft used. Private Charters can also be arranged. From Lamu it is then a 15-minute transfer by boat to your house.

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