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Jahazi House

Lamu, Kenya


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We offer an open book pricing approach and our transparency is one of the reasons so many first time clients become lifetime clients.

Whether it’s supporting conservation programs, sustainable hotels or expert local guides, you will have a positive impact on the people and places you visit.

Stay at Jahazi House

This stunning authentically Swahili house is named after the historical sailing dhows that brought Lamu its trading wealth. As you lounge on the private beach and look out into sea, you can spot the traditional dhows coming and going as they drop off fresh fish to the local market. Designed in the quintessential Swahili architecture, this house is built around a central courtyard which holds the very private swimming pool, which acts as a natural coolant to the bedrooms which open out onto it.

It is hard to feel anything other than completely relaxed at Jahazi house, as a cook, a room/table steward, and a laundress eliminate your stresses and take over looking after you during your stay. There are no cars and no roads on Lamu island, only donkey trails, boat rides and leisurely beach strolls. Take out the houses private 38-foot dhow for daytrips, lunch, or some particularly picturesque sundowners.


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  • Wifi
  • Babysitters can be arranged
  • Swimming pool
  • Massages


I went on an adventure of a lifetime to Kenya, planned by True Travel. Borana was the perfect introduction to Africa – the staff were fantastic, the lodge very comfortable and I had amazing wildlife sightings. Then the helicopter flight and night out with Andrew (the real Crocodile Dundee) was an experience of a lifetime; we went scorpion hunting, crocodile catching, swimming in lakes and flew over flamingos. All in all, everything was fantastically planned and the service was brilliant. I’m looking forward to the next adventure!

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Start planning your truly bespoke itinerary by contacting one of our destination specialists.

Call +44 (0)203 137 1247

Call +1 (0) 800 635 8124


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These accommodations are the best of the best, showcasing top hospitality, exceptional design and world-class food, in the most exclusive locations around the world.


A very high standard of five-star properties, with top-notch service and a wide range of amenities and experiences ensuring an unforgettable stay.


These four to five-star accommodations offer the high level of service that our team look always look for, with a range of facilities on offer.


Four-star properties which offer enough amenities for a comfortable stay. We may offer these for a more price-competitive option, or in more remote areas which don't offer the most luxe hotels.


These properties won't necessarily offer all of the typical luxurious facilities, but will always provide memorable experiences, from camping out in the bush to climbing up to a treehouse.

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