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The Red Pepper House - Mombasa, Coast

The Red Pepper House, Lamu, Coast Kenya (Resort) Show map

Description:

Just a stone's throw from Lamu Town, The Red Pepper House opens up its doors to showcase the very best of Swahili culture.

Whilst we lose ourselves amongst the sounds of Africa, its mosques, the perfume of its spices and the sight of its majestic dhows, we are carried along by the afternoon breeze and we find, between an idyllic beach and un unspoilt forest.

Its architecture is considered to be among the most beautiful in Africa and every one of its five Nyumbas (houses) enjoys a sea view. Perfectly integrated into its surroundings, The Red Pepper House is covered by a gigantic makuti thatched roof, which rises and falls, creating natural forms.

The finest artists and fundis (artisans), using techniques inherited from their ancestors, took part in its construction. The decor and the furniture mix the Swahili way of life with the colonial style of Lamu's palatial residences, taking us back to days gone by, complemented by African artworks and antique objects brought from different countries of the world.

The majority of the spaces in the hotel do not have any walls, allowing guests to make the most of the tropical climate and the views of the beach and the forest.

The Red Pepper House aims to be somewhere really special, where you will be able to fully enjoy a unique experience. With friendly, faultless service, here you will be able to enjoy yourself, relax, soak up the light of this magical place, its moon, stars, dusks, sounds... along with all of the other wonderful, unique moments waiting here for you at The Red Pepper House. Welcome!


Children: 17 and under

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The Red Pepper House The Red Pepper House, Lamu (Resort)
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RATES INCLUDE LOCAL TAXES AND FEES UNLESS STATED

Location:

Lamu Island

Car Parking:

Secure.

Things to do:

Every corner of the hotel has its own special magic. There are many places where you can relax, eat or drink, watch the sunset and bathe in its light and tranquility, or simple gaze up at the stars and the moon. All of them are unforgettable moments.

For the dining room, under the shade of the Makuti, crockery, glassware, cutlery and tableware have been brought from many different European countries so as to evoke the splendour of the colonial period.

The living areas are spectacular and extremely attractive, and offer you a variety of ways in which to enjoy them: taking in the sights and sounds of nature all around you in the "circle", reading in a book in the library, chatting in the beach Chill Out area whilst watching the dhows sail by, or simply watching the magical sunset from the pier.

BEACH POOL
The pool is clad using the traditional Ñeru method. Here you can enjoy a refreshing dip with the forest as your backdrop, accompanied by its marvellous sounds, or simply relax with a drink or a snack.

Local Attractions:

Called "the forest of the red pepper tree", this forest forms part of a wooded barrier that once made Africa impenetrable from the sea. The famous explorers Burton and Speke, in their search for the source of the Nile and the Mountains of the Moon, penetrated into the African continent from Lamu, where they were guided into the interior and onwards towards the perilous adventures they were to experience there.

This marvellous unspoilt forest is inhabited by a great variety of trees and birds, which we care for and protect within their free, natural habitat. Among them you can see the paradise-flycatcher, in danger of extinction but breeding here in the forest, marabous and painted storks, osprey and other birds of prey such as hawks and kites, blue and grey herons, sacred ibises, green and crimson bee-eaters, malachite kingfishers, weavers, yellow-necked francolins, hummingbirds, owls, nightjars, bush-shrikes, woodpeckers, mousebirds, lapwings and plovers, spoonbills, sandgrouse, pin-tailed whydahs, rollers, and starlings, among many others, forming with their song a wonderful melody up in the acacia and neem trees around The Red Pepper House, and the Australian pines, mangroves and palm trees on the beach.

Behind the forest is a "shamba" (plantation) with numerous fruit trees, such as mangos, coconut palms, cashew trees, cunasi and dwarf palm trees.

On the beach you can find crabs of all sizes, including hermit crabs, and turtles during the egg-laying season, and the mangrove swamp is replete with oysters and all kinds of shells.