||Kiwayu safari village
Located on the Kenya mainland in the most remote Dodori National Reserve
some 30 miles north of Lamu Island, in a breathtakingly beautiful bay
opposite Kiwayu Island.
Kiwayu Safari club is
a haven for persons who enjoy
beach walking, canoeing and honeymooners. Activities available include
fishing, diving, photography, birding cuisine and water sport
facility. The facility is very child friendly.
maximum of 36 guests can stay in the 18 spacious and beautifully
decorated local-style cottages or bandas, all spread out along the
shoreline. Your home is a banda built in the local Bajuni tradition with
palm thatched roof and carpeted floor. The banda is a suite consisting
of a bedroom, dressing room, and shower with running water and toilet.
Each hammock-strung veranda offers privacy and a panoramic view over the
bay. And each one is within a few meters of the water's edge, clustered
around the restaurant, the bar and the boats.
Every room is furnished with a super king-size bed surrounded by a
turquoise mosquito net. It is simple, spacious and well furnished with
different sitting areas and tables - with many options for that
These bandas are designed to blend into the dunes - no concrete, no
nails, nothing to jar the senses. The dining room and bar are also built
in the local Bajuni tradition with palm-thatched roofs and woven matting
floors, all open-sided to the beach. After the dinner is served you will
have a chance to meet the few other Kiwayu guests at the bar and enjoy a
nice conversation with people from all over the world.
Kiwayu safari club boasts everything one could possibly desire of the
perfect beach holiday, from snorkelling on beautiful coral reefs to
sailing and windsurfing in the lagoon, dhow trips around the island, and
fishing for barracuda and snapper in the mangrove-lined channels. Our
state-of-the-art fishing boat offers access to some of the world’s
greatest game fishing, with thrilling sport for sailfish, kingfish and
marlin between September and April.
animals that inhabit the reserves are often migratory such as elephant
and buffalo. The permanent residents are lion, cheetah, serval, caracal,
lesser kudu and that rare hunting dog, (apart from the monkeys, of
course!). The sea is home to many types of coral fish, dugongs, whale
shark, basking whale, tuna, marlin, sailfish, Wahoo, kingfish and many
other sports fish and edible species. The turtle lay their eggs on our
sandy beaches and together with Kenya Wildlife Services we avidly
protect their beat. Fishing trophies such as marlin and sailfish are
released back into the sea.
There are direct
flights from Nairobi to Kiwayu Safari village, often dropping you off en
route to the nearby popular Lamu island.
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