Experience Lamu Island, Kenya

Traveling to the historical stone-town of Lamu on lamu Island is like traveling back in time. As Kenya’s oldest town, Lamu has retained its appearance and character over the centuries and unlike other Swahili settlements, which have been abandoned along East African coast, Lamu has continuously been inhabited for over 700 years. Once the most important trade centre in East Africa, Lamu has exercised an important influence in the entire region in religious, cultural as well as in technological expertise.  The town has narrow streets, no cars and the only means of transport are donkeys, or by sea and motor-powered boats.

The Lamu area also contains some of the world’s last trabundant wildlife and wide beaches. The beauty of an ancient world as celebrated daily by the natives but every year during annual Lamu festival all are welcome to experience the marvel of this coastal gem.

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Map of Lamu Island

Places to Stay at Lamu Island

Below are some of our highly recommended places of stay at Lamu that have been tested and chosen by our travel specialists

Manda Bay

Manda Dream

Located on the fantastic Manda Island’s beach, a few meters from the sea, and surrounded by luxurious tropical vegetation, the villa Located on the fantastic Manda Island’s beach, a few meters from the sea, and surrounded by luxurious tropical vegetation, the villa

Kizingo Resort


Kizingo is 8 beach-front bandas on Lamu, off the Kenyan coast. Built from local materials – mangrove, mkuti and mkeka – by local islanders, each banda is as extravagantly large as it is simple, beautiful and natural.

Beach Area Majlis Resort

Majlis Resort

With a superb beachfront location and breathtaking views over the bay and Lamu Island, Majlis Resort offers the perfect setting and the ideal accommodation for barefoot luxury and informal pampering on your trip to Kenya.

Red Pepper House

Red Pepper House

Comprising of only five beautiful and spacious Nyumbas, (the Swahili name for home), The Red Pepper House is perfectly integrated into its natural surroundings and covered by a Makuti thatched roof.

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