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Lamu - Kenya

If life is wearing you down, if you need a break from it all, you need to go to Lamu. On Lamu, life slows down and you can enjoy long strolls on the waterfront, explore the old town or simply relax on its exotic beaches.

Lamu is a small coral island on the north coast of Kenya and has no motorised traffic. The Swahili architecture and white-sandy beaches make it an excellent destination to unwind. It is the oldest and best preserved coastal Swahili town in East Africa (continually inhabited for more than 700 years) and is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

It is described as the ultimate island get-away, rich in culture and history, fringed with beautiful beaches, filled with traditional Swahili architecture and amazing Swahili cuisine. Immerse yourself in traditional Swahili culture at its best.

Lamu is one of three islands that make up the Lamu archipelago, the others being Pate Island and Manda Island. There are no direct flights to Lamu Island itself as this island is without an airport. The closest island to fly to is Manda Island – from here Lamu is just a short boat ride away.

Immerse yourself in the best traditional Swahili atmosphere of East Africa and book your cheap flight to Lamu with Tripindigo today.



Why visit Lamu Island?

  • Find peace in the quiet streets of Lamu without any motorised vehicles
  • Marvel at the beautiful Swahili architecture, one of the reasons Lamu was designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Excellent conditions for kite surfing and other watersports
  • Immerse yourself in the coastal tradition of sailing on a wooden dhow
  • Go for one of the many festivals where you can experience anything from cooking classes, yoga lessons, donkey races, dhow sailing races to awards given to the finest donkeys
  • Watch the women perform the chakacha, a wedding dance or the men the huanze, a sword dance
  • Watch the men wear the traditional kanzu (an ankle-length garment) and a kofia (embroidered hat), women were the bui-bui (black cloth worn as a shawl)

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  • Lamu has become known as fruit juice heaven as people rave about the fresh fruit juices, now a specialty of Lamu
  • There  are no motorised vehicles on Lamu, only donkeys, and pedestrians
  • Lamu is an excellent spot for kite-surfing, all other watersports, and yoga
  • Mystical Peponi, location of David Lambkin's brilliant book 'Night Jasmine Man', is thought by many to have been inspired by Lamu

Reasons to Visit

  1. Exotic Beaches and Get-away
  2. Historical heritage
  3. Water Activities
  4. Away from the crowd and Motorvehicles
  5. Annual Yoga Festival
  6. Variety of cuisines

City Tips

  • The local currency is often called ‘bob’. “This souvenir costs 2000 bob.”
  • Internet Cafes are numerous but do not conduct data sensitive work and ensure to log out.
  • Do not exchange with street sellers; banks usually offer the best rates of exchange
  • It is advisable to hire a driver when hiring a car. Drivers are not expensive.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against all but essential travel to Lamu and Lamu County.