Despite the fact there are now a couple of fairly luxurious hotels in Shella and across the channel on Manda Island, Peponi is still THE place to stay in Lamu. I have been to Peponi a number of times, and the trip we took this month was by far the best. The food, though always good, has gotten even better. Try the ginger crab and the tempura calamari - out of this world.
Though there has been some bad publicity due to the kidnapping of tourists, every effort has been made to ensure Lamu is protected. The police now have speedboats and the entrance to the channel is guarded by the Kenya Navy, making Lamu probably the safest place to visit in Kenya right now.
- Also Known As:
- Peponi Hotel Lamu