Red Pepper House

Red Pepper House

The Red Pepper House sits on the shores of Lamu, just along from the Town, opposite Manda Island and its five nyumbas offer guests a truly wonderful experience where one thousand years of Swahili tradition meet modern luxury and adventure

The Red Pepper House sits on the beach, just a stone’s throw from Lamu Town on this beautiful World Heritage site. Home to the Kiswahili tradition, guests at Red Pepper experience a truly magical blend of one thousand years of Swahili culture, the elegance of its more recent colonial past and the gentle introduction of modern luxuries and superb service.

Five nyumbas look out over the water from beneath the long, undulating makuti thatch, cooled by the Kusi and Kaskaki winds which brought the Arabian and Indian merchants here originally. Each nyumba is separate from the next, completely private and has lots of space within and its own boma, verandah and beach banda. Guests in each one are ministered to by their own private butler and guide who will arrange anything for you and show you around the island.

There are many corners where one can eat, drink or simply laze away and absorb the rhythm of the island. Watch the dhows sail by from the beach, read in the library or grab a snack by the pool, the bar is a wonderful space to relax after an excursion and the jetty, beach and dune are set for sundowners and ‘bitings’ every evening. The cuisine is wonderfully fresh; local seafood, fish and meat with homegrown organic vegetables are used in samosas, pasta on the barbecue or in the picnic. Meals can be served wherever guests please.

Days are spent exploring the mangrove or turtle watching; fly or deep-sea fishing, snorkelling and dolphin-watching. Take a cultural tour of Lamu and the Takwa Ruins followed by a magical dinner, on a dhow under the stars, the moon glittering on the sea.


  • 5 Double or Twin bedrooms,Bathrooms
  • Living area,Verandah
  • Boma, Beach banda


  • Full board & drink
  • Butler & guide
  • Excursions to Lamu Town, Manda, Shela & Takwa
  • Snorkelling,Laundry & Wifi
  • Transfer to Manda airstrip


  • Dining area, Living Area
  • Pool, Bar & Library
  • Forest & Beach chill out area


  • Massages & beauty treatments
  • Motor boat excursions, Dhow trips
  • Water-sports, Fishing
  • Cookery classes
  • Takwa ruins, Scenic flights
  • Dhow building
  • Drumming & dancing


  • International airport at Nairobi
  • 2 hour Scheduled flight to Manda airport
  • Motor boat to Red Pepper 10 minutes