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Lamu is a peaceful tropical island whose history is as mysterious as the old town itself.


The island consists of rolling dunes and white long beaches, with small villages nestle among beautiful holiday properties.

Lamu came into existance in the  14th century as a Swahili settlement, but the island has seen many visitors and influences, including Portuguese explorers, Turkish traders and the Omani Arabs.Lamu’s town consists of  narrow streets .There are no vehicles on this island, but donkeys and dhows are the main source of transport within the island.

The people of Lamu follow their in traditions and custom.


A visit to Lamu is a journey to tthe past with rich histories and old buildings,welcoming people and deep cuotural practices. Life is slow in lamu and long days are spent strolling along the waterfront, exploring the town or relaxing on the beaches.


Take Dhow safaris into surrounding archipelago, where isolated villages, ancient ruins and a few luxurious and exclusive resorts lie hidden among the islands of Manda, Siyu, Pate and Kiwayu.

The Palm forests and wetland areas of the island are excellent spots for finding coastal waterfowl and other birds. On the stretches of beach around the shore, populations of crabs can be seen, often swarming the sand in large number.

at the Dodori Reserve abundance of wildlife in, including Buffalo, Lion and Leopard.


The mangrove channels are also good for birding and spotting the occasional crocodile.


Accommodation in Lamu


Lamu has a wide range of accommodation, within town and out, and on neighbouring Manda and Kiwaayu islands. There are modern hotels, beautifully decorated old Swahili guesthouses, basic inns, isolated resorts and private homes to rent.