LAMU – The Peponi Hotel is a small owner managed hotel on the magical Island of Lamu, off the north coast of Kenya. Lamu has been a port of call for centuries, and the Korschen family opened the hotel in 1967, which today retains much of its old world charm. In December 2001 Lamu Town became a world heritage site in order to protect the oldest inhabited Swahili settlement south of the Sahara. The rooms at Peponi all overlook the ocean, and traditional Swahili style fresh seafood is served under the stars. The gardens on the hotel grounds boast one of the largest and most varied collections of tropical palms and exotic plants on the Kenyan coast. A fresh water free form swimming pool and hammocks in the shade of giant coconut trees offer an oasis for rest and relaxation.