*Wildlife Encounters – snorkel, swim with dolphins or visit the turtle nests with the resident turtle officer.
*Support The Community – there is an extremely close bond with the people of neighbouring Kipungani Village whose education and health facilities have all been built with the support of Kipungani and her guests.
*Desert Island Paradise – perched on the edge of Kipungani Bay, where the protected mangroves of Kipungani Creek meet the end of a deserted 12km beach on the southwestern tip of the remote Lamu Island.
Kipungani Explorer is situated at the end of a 12km crescent beach on the south-western tip of Lamu Island. Directly across the bay is mainland Kenya.
The enormous brightly covered cushions in the lounge and bar area contrast with the sun bleached driftwood furniture, shells and beach paraphernalia that decorate the terrace together with inviting hanging moon beds. There are no doors or windows, so air is free to circulate, but there is electricity and a ceiling fan to give you a cool breeze during the night.
You have the choice of swimming in the pool or in the calm sea in front of your cottage. You can also go windsurfing, water-skiing or walking on the beaches which stretch as far as the eye can see. Alternatively, you can take a boat to the islands of Kinyika during the neap tides where the scuba diving isequal to many of the marine parks, or go deep sea sport fishing for marlin, sailfish or barracuda. For an excursion into the past, go on a dhow safari to Lamu with its museums and 14th century mosques.
Kipungani Explorer is situated on Lamu Island on the East Coast of Kenya.