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. Unfortunately, as of 12 July 2014 we cannot recommend this property because the UK's foreign office has advised against travel to this area – the Lamu archipelago.
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…