Welcome to our little piece of Paradise………
In the evening when the wind drops to a gentle breeze, and the sun starts to set behind the Kipepeo Village the view from the balcony is simply stunning.
It seems that the creator of this paradise has suddenly said, “ok now its ‘poa time’, turn down the light, turn down the heat, turn down the noise, turn down the wind, get yourself a drink, lie in the hammock and just ……..poa.”
(Poa is a verb in swahili slang meaning to chill out, relax, be cool)
Situated just behind Kipepeo Beach, Kipepeo Village is an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. Its close proximity to town makes it an ideal place to recharge after a tough day in the hot and humid city nearby.
To meet the high demand for quality accommodation at an affordable price the developers of the Kipepeo Beach Camp embarked on a project to build 20 luxurious elevated beach huts. The task involved building the huts without upsetting the laid-back, and remote, atmosphere that made the place so popular amongst locals and foreigners alike.
All 20 chalet bandas (swahili for hut) were built in the dense indigenous bush and elevated in order to ensure a stunning view of the sea and to take advantage of the cool ocean breezes. Each Chalet Banda has its own private bathroom, with hot and cold running water, and electricity. The chalet bandas can be set up as twins (two singles), doubles, or family rooms.
The design for the chalet bandas was inspired by mud huts built in the villages nearby and give the chalet bandas their uniquely African feel. Once the designs were drawn up a prototype was built by local craftsmen entirely out of material found in the area. Great care was taken to ensure that most of the natural bush was preserved giving a feeling a of secluded and remote sanctuary.
The balcony acts as an ideal ‘hideaway’ to watch the many different birds species found in the surrounding bush. Regular visitors are Kingfishers and Fish eagles. A resident family of about 12 mongoose also live in the surrounding bush and they can occasionally be spotted running around and playing in the dense bush.