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Kiwayu Beach

Kiwayu is a small Island located along the northern coastline and is part of the Lamu Archipelago. The beach is on a very remote and secluded area, with unpolluted and crystal clear waters, surrounded by mangrove trees and coral reef. Beach activities include diving, snorkeling, sailing, visit to Marine national Parks, fishing among many others. It’s an Ideal destination for private and secluded beach holidays.

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A distance view of Kiwayu Island beach

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Beach activities in Kiwayu Island.

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Some of the luxury beach hotels in Kiwayu Island

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About Kiwayu Island and Beach Holidays
The private and secluded lodges on Kiwayu Island


Kiwayu Island and Beach holidays

About Kiwayu Island

Kiwayu Island with other Islands in Lamu constitutes the famous Lamu Archipelago, situated along the Kenyan northern coastline. The island has a surface area of about 5Km2, with beautiful sandy beaches that are surrounded by mangrove trees, swamps, a small village and coral reefs on the ocean side.

Kiwayu Island is a simple, natural and very secluded beach retreat; it’s a place to disappear for your private romantic beach holidays, there are miles of deserted beaches with soft white sand and the soothing sound of waves, with a few birds to watch. Kiwayu Island is home to luxury and top end beach hotels and resorts that attract a good number of celebrities from all over the world.

Major Attractions and Activities

Major attractions and activities at Kiwayu Island are centered around the beach and Ocean excursions; this include relaxing and enjoying various beach treatments, sailing trips to the neighboring Islands, diving and snorkeling tours, swimming, sun-downer candle lit beach dinners, birds watching tours, cultural and historical trips of Lamu, or take a walk up the beach and collect shells and discover caves along the rock pools and cliffs, kite boarding, body board surfing and beach kites.

Beach Accommodation and Restaurants

Kiwayu Island is well known for its few, but top end beach resorts, this includes Kiwayu Lodge (Joy’s Camp) and Munira Island Camp. The two lodges are beautifully designed to offer total privacy on a serene environment; its great place for private beach retreat, wedding, honeymoon and family getaways.

When to go

The climate in Kiwayu Island is relatively hot and dry throughout the year, there are short rains between late March – May and in November; the best time to visit would be between June and March.

Nearby Shopping Places

Kiwayu Island is located in the middle of a very remote and secluded area; there are no modern shops or market places nearby; so it’s advisable to buy all your essential items in the major towns before traveling to Kiwayu Island.

Getting to Kiwayu Island

Kiwayu is an hour and a half by speed boat from Lamu town or 6 hours on a dhow trip. By air; it’s a two hours flight from Nairobi to Kiwayu airstrip, 45 minutes from Mombasa and 15 minutes from Lamu airstrip.

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Safari & Beach Honeymoon

Safari & Beach Honeymoon

Safari & Beach Honeymoon

A romantic and successful honeymoon can set the tone and a strong basis of a good family foundation. This is a 10 days African honeymoon itinerary full of comfort, romance and relaxation in five star private honeymoon deluxe suites and lodges. Will start by flying to shaba reserve

Tour Cost From

$ 3,170

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Hotels in Kiwayu Island

Check out some of the popular and luxury beach accommodation in Kiwayu Island; from the secluded private beach lodges and resorts, family villas, to budget hotels and Hostels that offer top end hotels services, hotel amenities and various beach activities. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact one of our holiday experts, to find you an accommodation that suits you.

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