Gaba Gaba House


Beach walks

Along the 10 mile white sand beach, and a swim in the magnificent Indian ocean, are a must.


The beach is 15 minutes away, walking over the sand dunes, or 20 minutes away walking through the village and past the Peponi Hotel. This is best to do in the early morning, before the sun is too strong, or in the late afternoon. Ask our staff to show you the way to the path over the dunes, one minute from the house.

Dhow Cruises into the Sunset

Available every evening and are particularly splendid around the full moon. These cost around 4,000KES depending on numbers and time of year. Ask our staff to provide snacks and drinks of your choice and Captain’s numbers.


Try your hand at sailing.


Dhow Races

Often on public holidays and the winning boat invariably gets sunk!


Eating Out

There are a number of places to eat out ranging from Peponi for fine dining and Kijani House, then the cafés Bahari and Stopover, all at the front.

Fishing Trips

Available species include tuna, dorado, barracuda, kingfish, trevali and marlin. Fishing in the Indian Ocean is rewarding.


Lamu Town

With its bustling seafront and museum, main street and square by the Fort, for an authentic experience of Swahili life. Peponi have a boat going there most mornings at 9am, or arrange a boat with our staff.

Manda Bay Hotel

Half an hour by speed boat up the coast and is a great place to visit, by arrangement, for the day, with a great infinity pool looking across the bay, full hotel facilities and a great lunch. Ask our staff for their number.


Manda Toto Snorkelling Trips

By dow or speed boat, give you a taste of the best coral in the area. This area is 20 minutes from Manda Bay Hotel, where you could drop by for lunch or a cocktail. Kanika Island is another popular snorkeling spot, 30 minutes from the village by speedboat. A Manda Toto day snorkeling trip costs around 15,000KES. Ask our staff for Captain’s numbers. We have a selection of masks, snorkels and flippers. Ask the staff.



There is a good massage therapist, also offering reflexology, deep tissue massage and beauty treatments called Mercy. She charges  3,800KES for an hour. Please call her on 07223 50614 and make your appointment and check current prices.

Mike’s Camp

Located in Kiwayu, it’s the perfect place for those who really want to get away from it all.


Mike’s Camp is in the Marine Reserve Park of the Lamu Archipeligo, North of Pate Island, about 1.5 hours by speed boat from Lamu. Ask our staff for their number to arrange a visit.


Natural Lamu Organic Farm visit

There’s s natural farm making a variety of natural products in the interior of Lamu Island. They can pick you up and give you a tour. You can also have lunch there and a swin in the pool, or have a facial treatment or body scrub. Please call 070885 7146 for reservations or ask our staff for their details.


Safaris into Tsaavo Park can easily be arranged for you, leaving from Malindi, which is 30 minutes away by plane, ending up in Nairobi so you can easily add this on to the beginning or the end of your holiday in Lamu.


Tsaavo East and West are completely different landscapes and home to many wild animals, especially elephant (more in the East) and giraffe (more in the West) as well as lions, leopards and cheetahs. See the ‘safari‘ section for more details.

Sleep under the stars

At Gaba Gaba House you can also sleep out under the shooting stars in total privacy and watch the sun rise. Our staff will arrange this whenever you want.

Water sports

Windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing and water skiing are available from the Peponi Hotel.




3 double bedrooms

Plunge pool on the roof

Roof bar and hammocks

Sleep under the stars

Courtyard dining and living room

Fully staffed, including cook

10 minutes to beach and sand dunes