Located on a peninsula on the sunset-facing west coast of Lamu island, this desert island-style complex consists of fourteen simple palm mat-and-makuti thatch cottages behind the beach. A mangrove-clustered tidal inlet separates the northern part of the property from Lamu’s “mainland". There's a large pool and a bar and restaurant decorated with driftwood and beachcombings.
Our view of Kipungani Explorer
We were very impressed: although we didn't stay here and only visited for a couple of hours, the welcome was warm, the food excellent and the beers super-cold. Not only that, which might be expected, but the spacious rooms were all in great shape, tidy and fresh-looking. We got a very strong feeling that the staff take great pride in this lodge.
Arriving at Kipungani Explorer there's a good deal of wow factor to the setting…