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    The Pool Cool down in the large swimming pool.

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    Kiboko Nyumba Views of the villa from different angles

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    The Roof Terrace The perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the sea breeze.

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    Watamu Beach The stunning view across the ocean

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    Masai Warriors A Masai village at Tsavo West

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    Sunset The orange sky of an African sunset taken on Safari.

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    Orange Head Lizard Wildlife here in Kenya.


Kiboko Nyumba (Swahili for Hippo House) is the realisation of our dream to build an eco-friendly holiday home in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Finished in November 2014, it is an impressive, 4 bedroom Swahili style house that sleeps 10 people + a baby.

The villa, which is set in 1 acre of land, is spread over 3 floors and is just a 10 minute stroll from the stunning beaches of the Indian Ocean. 

We decided to build the house after an anniversary holiday to Kenya several years ago when we fell in love with the country and its people. Each trip now feels like going home.

The property is available to rent and comes fully staffed with a chef, housekeeper and a gardener as well as a night time askari (security guard). Our friendly staff will be on hand to help make your holiday as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

The house is fully alarmed and has G4S security around the clock.

Kiboko Nyumba is just a 20 minute drive from the airport at Malindi and a 2 hour drive from the bustling city of Mombasa. 

We would love to welcome you to our holiday home here in Watamu. If you are interested in renting this property or would like more details about the house please email us at  or call James on 0795 578463 (Kenya) or +44 7782362601 (International).

Jenny and Jamie Fortune




"Great place!! The staff are awesome!" - Anne - October 2017



"I truly had an amazing stay. I hope to be back soon. God bless you." - Dzame - October 2017



"Good house wonderful service - keep it up." - Gordon - October 2017



"Happy to visit keep up the good work." - Halima - September 2017



"A very beautiful place. Thanks so much for the welcome." - Jacqueline - September 2017



"Splendid service. Beautiful house. Had a fabulous time." - Janet - August 2017



"Thank you; Watamu is beautiful. Loved the place." - Shukran - August 2017



"Card and board games are a brilliant idea." - William - August 2017



"Loved the place had a lovely stay. Will definitely come back :)" - Sheila  - August 2017



"Good work, lovely place." - Edwin - August  2017



 "Helpful to the kids, I will definitely at Kiboko again, thanks a lot." - Pascal - August 2017



"Thanks a lot for the staff! Wonderful stay here!" - Stephanie - August 2017



"Wonderful! Thanks a lot to all the staff, we had a delightful stay!" - Lorene - August 2017



"Thank you!! Was a wonderful stay." - Victor - July 2017



"Kiboko Nyumba nice place to stay. Food was wonderful. I love the showers. Very clean room." - Paschel - June 2017 



"Excellent service: Kudos." - Abigael - May 2017



"Great service. Thank you. Hope to come back soon." - Norah - May 2017



"Great service...we shall come back..." - Eruphosa - May 2017



"Great people! Asante sana." - Albaskir - May 2017



"Got value for money! Worth coming back! - Nick - May 2017



 "Excellent services!! Amazing experience...." - Alawa - May 2017



"Awesome,awesome,awesome. Great experience had an awesome time and the people there are great." - Robert and Allan - May 2017




"Lovely 2 weeks. Food was amazing! What a lovely house. The staff were brilliant. Can't wait to come back!" - Justine + Edward + John + Martin - May 2017



"We had a great time and the team has been wonderful thank you!!!" - Winnie + family + friends - April 2017



"Had a great time. Beautiful house and staff." - Paul Tocco - April 2017



"Thank you for a perfect base camp for our family. Allan, Hammer and Joyce looked after us so well!!" - Mel and Russ Craven - March 2017



"Thank you, a wonderful holiday." - Hills and Villiers - January 2017



"Beautiful house. Lovely people especially Mae. Will definitely come back." - Linah J Kipkemoi - December 2016



"Had a blast. Allan was good. Mae really took care of us." - Kenneth Rep - December 2016



"Awesome place. Awesome people. Had a very good time here." Herbert Kiprano - December 2016



"Nice place" - Mercio Mackari - December 2016


"Lovely place." -  Eva Musa - December 2016



"Thanks so much for your hospitality. We enjoyed ourselves." - Winear A. Fanuel Zachary - December 2016



"We had a wonderful time. Asanteni! Tutarudi!" - Julie/Thomas Odhiambo - December 2016



"Fabulous place to unwind with family." - Saiken Boys - October 2016



"Lovely, lovely and classy." - Elizabeth Ndunge - October 2016


"Loved it completely. Awesome place." - Hellen Kinuthia - October 2016



 " I absolutely loved my stay here. I will make recommendations. Be back soon!! - Eunice Wayiku Kamunyu - October 2016



"Beyond EPIC, hospitable staff, serene environment ☺. Kudos, the food was amazing" - Tina on behalf of the #WATAMUTAMU team - August 2016



"It is a really beautiful place to enjoy. I am very happy today. Service is excellent" - Mr Minhaj - July 2016



"We enjoyed our holiday. The service is perfect. Next year we'll come back again." - Gerard and Liliane - June 2016



"Wonderful service. Good place. Friendly staff" - Joy Kanyago - May 2016



"Awesome place... Very hospitable staff... Beautiful experience... Great food... Very Memorable" - Eunice Ondego & group - April 2016



"Amazing house!! The perfect setting for our 2016 retreat. Thank you Jenny and Allan!" - Mary on behalf of Xavier Project - March 2016



 "Really nice and relaxing place to stay with the family. Friendly staff." - Hadelin de Metz - February 2016



"Hippo House is truly beautiful and the photos do not do the size of the place justice. It is very conveniently located and the staff are very helpful and a lot of fun. Would highly recommend staying here." - Alan McCormick - January 2016



"Awesome holiday, great people!" - Andrew - December 2015



"An excellent place to have stayed for 6 nights." - Anthony and family - December 2015



"Beautiful place. Friendly staff. Enjoyed our stay" - Ahmed - November 2015



"Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful house. We love the design and the great pool. The warmest of welcomes by your staff and delicious meals. Fantastic" - Cathy, Ian and family - October 2015



"Great Place, Great Guys." - Mohamed and Fatush - April 2015




"Perfect service, awesome house. Nice place to visit. Thank you." - Abdi, Hassan and Hussein - April 2015



"Lovely place, with a warm hearted welcome. Coming back soon." - Hassan and Salma - April 2015



"We had a fantastic time, great food and loved the pool. Can't wait to come again !!!"  -  Mirriam and Paul Jackson - January 2015