Shela, Kenya
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Shela, Kenya

 

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The scene of a great battle and massacre in the mid 18th century, Shela (also spelled Shella) is today a refuge for well-heeled tourists in the know. Situated on the northwest tip of Lamu Island, this tiny village with but a minaret is in the throws of a high-end tourist boom. The old houses, many of which have been bought by foreigners, are now extravagant holiday homes. And while many have been stylishly refurbished, there is only way to describe others, kitsch. But don't let the jet set deter you; the trek along the dirt lane from Lamu leads you right to the beach, an endless stretch of sand that is accessible to everyone.
Kid-Friendly Hotels in Shela

P.O. Box 266

80500 Lamu

Kenya

BEST

  for

KIDS

The Kijani House Hotel in Shela is both elegant and unassuming. Situated on the footpath between Lamu town and Shela, the hotel's whitewashed walls and rich brown door veil t ...
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Boat Tours

P.O. Box 24

80500 Lamu

Kenya

BEST

  for

KIDS

The small, 24-room Peponi Hotel in Shela is the preferred address of the hip crowd on Lamu Island. If money is no object that is. Situated on a promontory, Peponi offers comm ...
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Water Sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Boating & Sailing
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