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Peponi Beach Holiday

Discover the Swahili culture of the Kenyan coast, from the remote area of Lamu, during this chilled out, down to earth and atmospheric week on the beach.

Peponi Beach Holiday: Summary

Peponi Beach Holiday in a nutshell

When landing at Lamu Airport, in the north of Kenya, it may not immediately strike you as the gateway to a relaxing beach break: there’s hustle and bustle, fishermen and builders at work, it’s hot and feels a bit chaotic. But as you climb aboard Peponi’s traditional wooden dhow and sail along the channel towards the lodge, a sense of calm is apparent. The lodge sits right on Lamu’s 12km beach.

Peponi is an owner-run, low key lodge in a traditional Swahili coastal style. Rooms and cottages ramble through the grounds, with options to suit a family, couples wanting more privacy, of for those who want to be in the heart of the lodge close to the dining areas and the lovely, peaceful swimming pool.

As well as a variety of watersports and boat excursions, this part of the coast has a long history and strong Arabic culture to explore, which is evident wherever you go. It’s possible to arrange boat trips out for lunch to neighbouring lodges, although Peponi’s own bar and restaurant is a particularly popular spot and great for a lively evening. There’s something for everyone here and a real treat to spend a week on the Kenyan coast with a real sense of place.

At a glance

Starts: JKI Airport Nairobi
5 nights Peponi - Kenya Coast, Kenya Bed & Breakfast
Ends: JKI Airport Nairobi

Peponi

Days 1-6

One of the oldest lodgings on Lamu island, Peponi is a stylish, beachfront hotel in a prime spot on Shela Beach overlooking the eastern end of the Lamu Channel and the start of Lamu beach. Owned and managed by the Korschen family, it dates from the 1960s and has been successively expanded, modified and refurbished over the years.

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Peponi

Peponi

Kenya Coast, Kenya

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Peponi Beach Holiday.

  • Wander the sandy streets of Shela, browsing the local curio shops
  • Cruise through the mangroves at sunset on a traditional wooden dhow
  • Take a guided tour through the ancient Swahili town of Lamu
  • Enjoy drinks and delicious seafood in Peponi’s lively waterfront restaurant
  • Spend a morning snorkelling and dolphin watching at Kinyika rock

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Peponi Beach Holiday: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Scuba-diving

  • Snorkelling

  • Watersports

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