About Lamu

Located on the Northern Coast of Kenya it is home to the oldest and best preserved swahili settlement in East Africa retaining its old functions(Lamu Old Town). Lamu has become an important centre for the study of Islamic and Swahili Cultures.

Life in Lamu moves at its own relaxed pace where tourists can enjoy the many beaches with tiny villages between the various plantations. Enjoy a myriad of activities as you experience the Swahili culture in the cuisine clothing and even transport through the island

Things to do in Lamu Island

Dhow Sailing

The Lamu waterfront is home to numerous sail rigged water vessels. Enjoy an afternoon on the tropical island as you sail through the waters the way the locals do.

Shela Village

Take a 15 minute boat ride to the fishing village of Shella, southeast of Lamu town. White sands, palm trees and wildlife are yours for the viewing as you explore this magical place.

Lamu Cultural Fest

Lamu Cultural Festival is a celebration of both the past and the future, and the beliefs and traditions that are the heart and soul of the Lamu community.

Takwa Ruins

First excavated in 1951 they are the ruins of a settlement that were abandoned around the 18th century.

Swahili Cuisine

The Swahili cuisine is an amalgamation of spices & seafood. Enjoy the rich flavour of biryani and mango chutney and spices such as cumin and cinnamon.

lamu Fort

The fort exists as a reminder of the rich history that is influenced by the various cultures that interacted on the island such as the oman Arabs, chinese, turks etc.

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