Located on the stunningly beautiful Msambweni Beach, Samawati House is an exclusive villa designed to give you the beach holiday of your dreams.


Samawati House is a four bedroom, Lamu style villa on Kenya's south coast. With four friendly staff to look after your every need, this villa is all about chilling out by the pool, enjoying a game of table tennis, meeting the local fishermen on our quiet beach, and indulging in fresh seafood!

2018-03-01 13.27.50.jpg

For local supplies, we recommend and encourage supporting the local villagers, but there are some more specialist products you might like to bring from Nairobi, or for super convenience, order from our partner site www.greenspoon.co.ke, and have it delivered to the door! (This also works well if you run out of wine supplies etc! 😉)

We built our Arabesque Lamu style villa in 1985 - a double storey, 4 bedroomed coastal home in which all bedrooms are upstairs facing the sea. The dawn colours are breathtaking. The house is surrounded by indigenous trees - a paradise for birds and our local troupe of cheeky sykes monkeys! We love Msambweni for its unspoilt beach, safe swimming, good snorkelling on the outer reefs, steady trade winds for kite and wind surfing.



Rooms – 4, 2 ensuite
Guests – 8
Staff – 5, including chef

ACTIVITIES (arranged on site)

Snorkeling with Captain Ali
Pilipippa Dhow Excursion
Beach walks
Reef exploring
Shimba Hills NP Game Drive
Shimoni Slave Caves
Diani nightlife


Swimming pool
Fully equipped kitchen
Music system
Table Tennis