Another trip within a trip! I was still living my best life in Mombasa, when a friend of ours that had been working in rough circumstances for weeks said he wanted to head to Kenya for a break after that. We collectively decided that it had to be Lamu, he had never been and honestly, if you wanna get some rest why not in Kenya's swahili paradise?
Luckily, the flights from Mombasa were very cheap and on early Friday morning I touched down in Lamu with Annika. We were the first ones from the crew to arrive and so... we could pick rooms first, yassssss! We managed to find another Swahili gem on Airbnb called Waridi House. It's located in Shela and a bit of a walk from the beach and the dock where you arrive by boat, but it was beautiful! To be honest, all five rooms en-suite were beautiful and it wasn't easy which was one was even better then the other! I finally settled on a really pretty room with a balcony with a hanging bed (I love hanging beds sooo much).
Besides every room being stunning, the other great thing was that there were a lot of common hang-out spaces making it an ideal house to go with a group of friends or a family. Even if you need a little break from each other, you could just chill on another floor of the house. In addition to that, there was a pool in the centre of the villa! I mean, it wasn't huge but it was so perfect to chill in and cool down in the hot and humid weather.
Finally, the staff was very friendly and helpful. We could order whatever we needed in terms of food and drinks and they would have it ready. This was probably also the best food I ever had at an airbnb. Breakfast with fresh fruits and omelettes, swahili curries to die for and chocolate desserts nobody could resist!
Link to Waridi House on Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.nl/rooms/2846199
What we did in Lamu was kind of the typical (but still so good): a sunset dhow cruise, a little partying on the floating bar, ate at Peponi (I'll just say it one more time: if you go to Shela, you can not NOT go to Peponi, the food and cakes and camembert samosa's are so so good + location is everything!), and finally stone oven pizza and some volleybal at Diamond Beach Village on Manda Island.
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