Our accommodation is designed to be economically and environmentally sustainable as well as culturally sensitive. We believe it encapsulates a truly unique Kenyan experience for visitors.
Our 2015 standard rates, including daily meals, are:
- Adults: £30 per night
- Concession: £20 per night
- Volunteers: £15 per night
Costs may vary according to your length of stay, as we offer discounts on some longer stays. Drinks, airport transfers and other tours are not included in our accommodation rates. For family bookings and information please contact us.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone our UK number: +44 (0) 7854 840463. If you are a Kenyan resident, please contact us on +254 724 066 281 to check our availability and local rates.
If you need help choosing your accommodation, read some guest reviews of Karibuni. Jacqueline says, “I would always recommend the traditional Luo huts because they are more authentic, though the night-time frogs around about can be quite noisy: all part of the experience!”
About Luo mud huts
You can choose to stay in one of our incredible Luo huts for a truly unique experience!
Our Luo huts are round, with thatched roofs. Traditionally, Luo huts are created using indigenous materials including rammed mud, raw timbers, sisal, dung and thatched roofs. The roof is often extended one metre beyond the walls in order to provide shade. Most buildings are constructed using just a hammer and machete, with nails or sisal (an indigenous plant) as fasteners. The design process of each hut involves local consultation with all furnishings and furniture produced by artisans from within the community. Traditionally, a group of Luo huts make up a homestead, with the kitchen often built outside.
Luo mud huts have a long history in Kenya with the construction of a new hut signifying a man’s independence as he moves out of his family home. Such an event is celebrated with a ceremony and various symbolic details. Not every traditional Kenyan hut is the same: Kenya has a hugely diverse population made up of different tribal and ethnic groups and each tribe uses a different building style.