The Global Basecamps Blog
Every country has must-see destinations or essential experiences. These five unforgettable experiences deserve to be listed right beside those, the only difference is that you'll probably be the only one of your friends who have gone there.
The Red Pepper House
The Red Pepper House is located on Lamu Island in Kenya. Lamu was declared a World Heritage Site, and the thousand year old Swahili culture has been preserved there. The Red Pepper house consists of five nyumbas (houses) offering guests an idyllic isolated location. Located a short distance from Lamu town, the eco lodge sits between a beautiful beach and lush forest. Each nyumba has a sea view and a private butler to assist with any needs and lead on any excursions if necessary. Houses consists of a bedroom and bathroom, a living area, a veranda, a private enclosure with beach sand and an open air African shower, and an outside private space on the beach. The Red Pepper House blends in with the surroundings with a makuti thatched roof and was constructed with techniques inherited from their Swahili ancestors. The majority of the hotel is very open, allowing guest to enjoy the tropical breeze and climate.
The Acacia nyumba is a larger, spacious suite which also includes a study room. Meals range from authentic Swahili cuisine to meals from the Mediterranean. The light, healthy cuisine consists of fresh, organic ingredients. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served whenever you choose and appetizers are offered all day next to the pool. Activities at The Red Pepper House include bird watching, dhow trips (Arabian influenced boats), fishing, snorkeling, and visiting Lamu town. The staff at The Red Pepper House are very accommodating and will even prepare a private dinner for you on the beach with a menu of your choice.
The temperate at Lamu Island ranges from 26-34 degrees, with the coolest months from April to September and the hottest months from February to March. Frequent rain occurs in May and June. The ideal time to go snorkeling is from October to April. November to April is great for dolphin watching. The best time for fly fishing is from November to March, while the best time for deep-sea fishing is from August to May.
Do you want to stay at a boutique hotel in Nepal? How about a Peru eco lodge? Stay in luxury on your next journey, the first night is on AirTreks! Purchase your multi-stop airfare from AirTreks between June 1 and June 17, 2011 and get credit for a free hotel stay from Global Basecamps. For every $3,000 you spend on your AirTreks airfare you get 1 Global Basecamps point that can be redeemed for a hotel stay.
|Your Purchase Price||Global Basecamps Points||Payment Deadline|
|$US 3,000||1||June 17, 2011|
|$US 6,000||2||June 17, 2011|
|$US 9,000||3||June 17, 2011|
|$US 12,000||4||June 17, 2011|
1 point can be redeemed for a one night stay at a silver level hotel, and 2 points can be redeemed for a one night stay at a gold level hotel. Participants may receive up to four nights free.
Silver Level Hotels
Some examples of silver level hotels include the following:
Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hotel Maya is a boutique urban resort in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Located in the center of the business and commercial district adjacent to Kuala Lumpur’s famous Petronas Twin Towers, the newly renovated hotel offers travelers spacious rooms and contemporary accommodations.