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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Lamu awaits you at Kipungani Explorer. You'll find Shela Beach and Lamu Fort in the vicinity. Highlights at this beachfront lodge include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free cooked-to-order breakfast.

Balconies and desks are featured in all 12 individually decorated rooms.

A day of pampering can include massages and mani/pedis. The restaurant, Kipungani, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the lodge's own beach bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find motor boating, kayaking, and windsurfing. Plus you'll find laundry facilities, a library, and a garden. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of a free beach shuttle.

In the vicinity of this 3-star Lamu lodge you'll find Manda Beach.

About the Kipungani Explorer

Location Kipungani Channel, Lamu,

Property Features

You'll be playing in the surf in no time with a free ride on the lodge's complimentary beach shuttle. Have fun in the sun at Kipungani Explorer with summer activities such as windsurfing, kayaking and motor boating. Free breakfast is available daily. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A beach bar and A bar/lounge. This Art Deco lodge also offers an outdoor pool and a garden.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop


  • Airport: Lamu (LAU-Manda)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle; airport drop-off, area shuttle within 30 km, and shopping centre shuttle available for a surcharge
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Kipungani Explorer offers 12 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Shower
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Kipungani – This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transport is offered at scheduled times. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Kipungani Explorer


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Kipungani Explorer Lodge Lamu
  • Kipungani Explorer Lodge
  • Kipungani Explorer Lamu
  • Kipungani Explorer
  • Kipungani Explorer Hotel Lamu Island

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by airplane and boat. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 48 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the lodge before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.