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Corniche, Shela Beach
Lamu 80500
Kenya

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Gabriella Ferro 
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The Fort Shela Lamu - Profile

General Information

Nestled along the sand dunes of Shela Beach, The Fort has been hailed as a monument to Omani architectural ingenuity. Built in 2001, the Lamu Island landmark is the epitome of privacy and seclusion. Its architecture is truly unique and occupies an unrivaled position overlooking the Indian Ocean on the deserted 14 kilometer Shela beach. Peaceful and tranquil in its setting, surrounded by natural dunes and breezy casuarina’s, The Fort is an elegant and unique sanctuary offering seclusion combined with personalized hospitality. Extremely private and secure, this oasis is just a ten minute walk along the beach to Shela Village. The Fort is constructed of local coral stone and is enclosed by an imposing 50-foot high sandstone wall. The Omani-style heavy wooden entrance, decorated with iron studs, opens onto the main floor of the property, where large arches surround the central courtyard. The living area, dining area and lounge look onto the picturesque pool and garden. From the upstairs formal dining area, guests can enjoy spectacular views of the Indian Ocean as traditional dhows sail-by and donkeys and camels cruise the beach. Peering out at the pristine Shela beach one is reminded that time here has stopped.

Additional Information

The Fort has nine principle ensuite bedrooms of which seven overlook the courtyard. This outstanding beach property can accommodate 18 guests comfortably or as a private getaway. Arrangements can be made for groups of up to 24 guests. The Fort is also an ideal venue for corporate events or small conferences with the private tower conference room seating up to 22. Being privately-owned and operated, The Fort offers discreet, genuine hospitality with attention to every last detail.

The Fort Shela Lamu - Facilities

Overview

Nestled along the sand dunes of Shela Beach, The Fort has been hailed as a monument to Omani architectural ingenuity. Built in 2001, the Lamu Island landmark is the epitome of privacy and seclusion. Its architecture is truly unique and occupies an unrivaled position overlooking the Indian Ocean on the deserted 14 kilometer Shela beach. Peaceful and tranquil in its setting, surrounded by natural dunes and breezy casuarina’s, The Fort is an elegant and unique sanctuary offering seclusion combined with personalized hospitality. Extremely private and secure, this oasis is just a ten minute walk along the beach to Shela Village. The Fort is constructed of local coral stone and is enclosed by an imposing 50-foot high sandstone wall. The Omani-style heavy wooden entrance, decorated with iron studs, opens onto the main floor of the property, where large arches surround the central courtyard. The living area, dining area and lounge look onto the picturesque pool and garden. From the upstairs formal dining area, guests can enjoy spectacular views of the Indian Ocean as traditional dhows sail-by and donkeys and camels cruise the beach. Peering out at the pristine Shela beach one is reminded that time here has stopped.

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Owner: Gabriella Ferro