“Oh no, time to go. I hope for a massive rainstorm so we have to stay longer! You’ve looked after us so well. Thank you so much. See you next time.”

Ewan McGregor and family


“We had a wonderful stay. The whole experience was better than perfect. Beautiful location, very stylish Swahili inspired house, friendly staff, exquisite food, and a very responsive host. It is one of those place you fall in love with and never want to leave.”

Koen, June 2017


What a magical place ! A beautiful slice of paradise in wonderful Lamu.
Ali, Safari and the team have gone above and beyond leaving us with fantastic memories. Until next time...
— atalie, David, Andress, Nadia, Beth, Alma, Anton and Stima, 21-30 July 2018
Our stay at Jahazi House was an absolute dream—4 lazy days alternating between swimming in the stunning swimming pool and the warm Indian Ocean just outside the door. Ali, the house manager, and Penina, the cleaner, took excellent care of us and Safari, the cook, spoiled us with incredible gourmet food multiple times per day. Before coming to the house, I liaised with Michael about menus and various activities (snorkeling) for the stay, which required a bit of planning and forethought but meant that when we arrived, everything was perfectly taken care of and all we needed to do was relax, chilled white wine in hand. The house is far from Lamu and Shela on the other side of the island, on quiet Kizingoni beach, and we barely saw other tourists the whole time we were there. For the price, I can’t imagine getting something like this in Thailand or the Caribbean. It’s truly a gem and I am already thinking about how I can visit again.
— Christopher Kit, Shanghai, China 5-8 October 2018
What a special place. We had the most relaxing and joyous time in Paradise.
The harmony of the house, jungle (mangroves) and beach brought us much needed peace.
So many thanks to Ali, Penina and Safari for each moment.
Lots of love,
P.S. I can’t wait to come back asap.
— Guests from Germany, East African Retreats Nairobi, July 2019

"Tom's family and house staff were fantastic. Our whole trip was unbelievable. Tom contacted me in advance and organised food, drinks, transport for the whole party of 9 people. We went for a weekend and the house is fabulous. Each bedroom has a spacious ensuite and a veranda with a day bed. The house is directly on a very quiet and private beach. Safari, the chef created a delicious menu and vitales was always happy to mix up drinks for us. The house was spotless. There were lots of surprise and delight things that I'll leave new guests to discover. We'll definitely be back!"

Alexander, August 2016



"Amazing location, beautiful home, incredible staff. I could not ask for more. We didn't want to leave! Such a wonderful time and all 12 of us were very comfortable.”

Pradeepa, March 2017

Fantastic stay, we didn’t want to leave and really wished we stayed longer. Having never been to Lamu, were concerned about the travel there and getting to the house. However, Michael arranged everything, took time to explain the travel, and ensured an effortless stay. The house is stunning, as is the location - beautiful, peaceful, and private. The staff are really what made our stay perfect. Ali ensured everything was arranged to our liking, including organising boat trips to town and and anything else we needed. Safari’s food is some of the best we’ve had in Kenya, we ate so well.
— Prashanth, Massachusetts, United States. September 2018
Thanks so much for an amazing stay everyone.
Ali, Penina, Safari, Abdullah have made our stay so memorable and fun!

Our birthday Haiku
“Milesone Birthday here
Sweet stay did not disappoint
We’ll be back so soon”.

My 50th couldn’t have been better.
Love from all of us.
— Guests from the UK, The Ultimate Travel Company, May 2019
Dear Ali & team
We had the most perfect stay. Your hospitality is unrivalled and we are all ever so grateful to you for making this a wonderful holiday.
The food has been terrific & that has been matched quite splendidly by the service.
We will miss everything from the morning swims, to afternoon naps, to long walks along the seafront.
A particular thanks for making our final night so special.
See you all soon!
Lots of love from
— Guests from the UK, Scott Dunn - Imagine Africa, July 2019
Tranquility and relaxation personified.
First class care administered by Ali, Penina and Safari.
Thank you so much for sharing Jahazi House with us all.
With love
— Guests from the UK, True Luxury Travel, Sept 2019