"a room with a view" Lamu by bibi_kali_sana

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Archipelago guest house

Archipelago guest house, pronounced archi-pi-la-go by the locals is just a short walk along the sea wall to your left when you get off the boat from the mainland.Ask any of the tauts at the dockside to show you the way and they will willingly carry your luggage,but make sure to tip them after in thanks(100ksh). Instantly recognisable as a local establishment,it is a tall white washed building with a huge bouganvillia infront of the doorway, head inside and up the stairs to the first floor where you are welcomed in real swahili style by a mzee(old man) in a kofia(muslim cap).The rooms are clean,airy and come with their own shower and toilet.Ask for rooms at the front of the building so you can sit on your swahili bed watching the dhows go past at sunset.Breakfast is a huge meal of fruit,fruit and more fruit, with some hot kenyan chai(tea) and even a couple of fried eggs.
With its freindly staff it is very reasonably priced at under 5euro a night, and you can book in advance on 0025442633247

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:good value and friendly staff
  • Cons:mosquitoes like everywhere in kenya so sleep under the mosie net
  • In a nutshell:haraka haraka haina baraka,which means the place is very chilled out!
  • Last visit to Lamu: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 23, 2006
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