Kipungani Explorer is located south of Lamu Island north coast of Kenya; Perched on the edge of its own beach, Kipungani Explorer is one of East Africa's most simple but sophisticated coastal hideaways. Overlooking a deserted 14-kilometre beach on the southwestern tip of Lamu Island, it is a dream destination for those seeking true relaxation in a quiet and secluded beach accommodation.
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Kipungani Explorer has 13 spacious and secluded Bandas set above overlooking the white sands of Kipungani Bay, it’s a glorious hideaway surrounded by palm trees and un-spoilt white sandy beaches; the Bandas are nicely designed and decorated entirely from local materials, with nicely woven floor mats and thatched roofs.
Accommodation is in 13 spacious thatch-roof chalets/Bandas, each is nicely decorated and has a king size bed, own bathroom and dressing area, open balcony/Veranda overlooking the Ocean, a lounge area and standby battler.
Meals at Kipungani Explorer are well planned and prepared from fresh local products; they include exotic fruits, vegetables, exquisite sea foods among other African and international cuisines; the meal are usually served at the dining area or a nicely set garden or beach front.
Some of the hotel facilities at Kipungani Explorer include a swimming pool, a bar, lounge areas and veranda hammocks, restaurants, massage room and a water sport center.
Activities would include snorkeling, swimming, waterskiing, kayaking, dhow sailing and sunset cruise, Barracuda fishing, deep sea game fishing, crab-catching excursions and bird watching walks.
The simplest way to get to Kipungani explorer; is fly to Manda Island airstrip then take a boat ride to the lodge, there are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi Wilson airport, Mombasa Moi international airport and Malindi airport.
Other attractions near Kipungani explorer includes; visiting nearby marine national parks, city excursion to major museums, zoos, historical sites, mosques, traditional markets in the region; Day trips to the ruined 14th century fort on Manda Island, Tours of local boat-building and mat-weaving industries and sailing trips to Kinyika Island and other islands in the area.
Kipungani explorer 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 travelling to Kipungani explorer.
Lodges and hotels with similar settings and standard to Kipungani explorer include Kizingo Lodge south coast of Lamu, Manda Bay Lodge and Manda Dream at Manda Island, Kiwayu Lodge and Munira Island Camp (Mike's Camp) on Kiwayu Island.