Nestled along the sand dunes of Shela Beach, The Fort has been hailed as a monument to Omani architectural ingenuity.
The house, built in 2001, is considered a landmark by the natives residing on Lamu Island and it not only stands as an ideal destination for private and secluded accommodation but also a tourist attraction site.
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The Fort is strategically positioned to overlook the Indian Ocean and offer a picturesque view of the surrounding. It has 6 bedroom suites that can accommodate up to 12 people though one can book an entire 9 bedroom house that can accommodate up to 22 people.
In total, there are 9 principle en suite bedrooms, out of which seven overlook the courtyard and two the dunes. Arrangements can be made for groups of up to 24 guests.
The environment within which The Fort is set is one to marvel at, within natural dunes and clear view of the ocean and a walking distance to Shela village.
The Fort was the dream of the late Dr. Antonio Ferro, an Italian aristocrat. Originally built to welcome friends and family, Gabriella Ferro has kept his dream alive and now welcomes guests to her unique home.
Their love story began in 2002 when Gabriella was visiting on holiday while Antonio, after having spent decades all over the African Continent, had eventually settled on Lamu Island.
After moving to Lamu, Gabriella and Antonio’s love story and their dream to live in The Fort together continued.
Your host Gabriella speaks English, German, Greek, as well as Italian and is available to ensure your needs are met, throughout your stay.