This is a small hotel on the exotic island of Lamu, in the Indian ocean, off the coast of kenya, the very root of Swahili cutlure. The move of the Oman Sultan from Lamu to further off shore Zanzibar left Lamu dormant in a time warp for three hundred years. There are still no cars on the island and the narrow streets of the old town are very much as they were.
The hotel is run by the Korschen family who opened it in 1967, and which still retains much of the character and charm that it had then. Small and personal, it is the perfect rest after a safari or a hide way holiday from modern life.