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    Mwenye Amin House Lamu Island, Kenya & Lamu Budget Accommodation Rental

    Situated in the heart of the old town, Mwenye Amin house once belonged to the Al-Bakry family, one of Lamu’s influential lineages. The Mwenye Amin house is thought to be over 250 years old. It is named after the late Mzee Mwenye Amin, a well respected elder and devout Muslim. Though the house was in a poor state of repair when we found it, its charm and character were unmistakable. Three years of renovations later, keeping to the original design and using mostly local materials, the house has retained still its “harmonious irregularity” and much of its old character. Its massive coral walls, high ceilings, inner courtyards and large open galleries make the house, cool, light and airy, a true oasis, a place to dream about days gone by. The simple design of the house is enriched by carved wooden doors and ornamental niches. The bathrooms are little jewels, each of them a unique blend of old and new. The furnishing is the creation of a local artist, recycling old dhow wood. The house is available for rent, and the first floor and rooftop are the living quarters which sleep up to 4 adults and 2 children: There are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and dressing areas, one overlooking a unique garden, the other one overlooking the courtyard. There is a third sleeping area which is ideal for children as it is close to the master bedroom. From the dining area on the first floor one can catch a glimpse of Lamu street life below. As in the old days, the rooftop is where the kitchen is located as well as a terrace overlooking Lamu town, ideal for afternoon tea with a good book or to enjoy a nice breeze. In the evening, the roof terrace becomes the favorite place for candle lit dinners and star gazing

     

    Mwenye Amin House Accommodation

     

    The first floor and rooftop are available for renting and can sleep up to 4 adults and 2 children: Two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and dressing areas, one overlooking a garden, the other one overlooking the courtyard. A third sleeping area, ideal for children as it is close to the master bedroom. From the dining area on the first floor one can catch a glimpse of streetlife. As in the old days, the rooftop holds the kitchen as well as a terrace overlooking lamu town, ideal for afternoon tea with a good book or to enjoy a nice breeze. In the evening, the roof terrace becomes the favourite place for candle lit dinners and star gazing.

     

    Mwenye Amin House Dining & Staff

     

    The house is rented out on a bed & breakfast basis and has a cook/caretaker, who will look after your every need. In his fully equipped kitchen, he can also prepare lunch and dinner on request. Just tell him what you would like to eat and he will organise it for you. You are also welcome to accompany him to the colourful local market.

     

    Lamu Island Information

     

    Cast into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya, the island and town of Lamu is heir to a distinctive tradition over a thousand years old. Lamu Island is located in the Indian Ocean about 300 km north of Mombasa and is part of a group of islands collectively known as the Lamu Archipelago. Lamu Town, Island and Archipelago, all lie 2 degrees below the Equator along Kenya’s coast. The Lamu archipelago consists of Lamu island, Pate, Manda and as well as smaller pristine islands home to white sandy beaches and fascinating Islamic Swahili culture. Lamu Town, the oldest town in Kenya lies on Lamu Island. The island is linked by ferry to Mokowe on the mainland and to Manda Island. There are no motorized vehicles on the island; instead donkeys are the mode of transport. Lamu is a small, historic coastal town, with narrow winding streets, old mosques, colourful markets and uses donkeys and dhows for transport rather than vehicles. The only access to Lamu Island is either by “dhow” (wooden boat) or by air. The airstrip is located on Manda Island. Much of the culture and way of life have remained intact. The Maulid Festival, a century old event that includes dancing and special foods is a celebration of the birth of the Muslim prophet Mohammed. It takes place in May or June each year. Since the 1960s Lamu has been the Katmandu of Africa and has been a highlight of the coast for many tourists. Only one motor-powered vehicle exists on the island, most of the local people in Lamu use donkeys for transportation and to carry things. The majority of the population is Muslim, and both men and women wear traditional attire.

     

    The traditional white kanzu and embroidered cap are common while women cover up in black cloth when they travel outdoors. Lamu is a small island some 200 km north of Malindi with a strong Muslim and Arabic tradition. Now a world heritage site. There are no cars on Lamu and the buildings are built in a distinct Lamu style two or three stories high. Lamu is a popular tourist destination and donkey rides, dhow trips, snorkeling and walks around the island will keep you busy. Lamu was first settled in the 14th Century and over the years been influenced by the Portuguese, Turkish and Arabs from Oman. This has led to the development of it's own unique culture and buildings. Lamu is vehicle free and foot is the normal method of transport but if walking is too much donkeys can be hired. Dhows can be rented and provide trips to the islands of the area with villages, ruin and resorts on Manda, Siyu, Pate and Kiwayu. Dhows also ferry people between Lamu and Shela an old Swahili village. Manda island is across from Lamu and famous for the Takwa ruins on Manda Creek reached by. Dhows or motor launch. Pate Islands is visited by Dhow and has historical sites to view. Lamu is easily reached by air from Nairobi, Mombassa, Diani Beach and Malindi. The airport is not on Lamu Island and on Manda island but transfers are organised using the dhow ferries. The Islamic Swahili culture and lifestyle of Lamu and the surrounding islands are a mixture of East African, Omani, Yemeni, Indian, Portuguese and Victorian influences. Of all the old Swahili towns of East Africa, Lamu is one of the very few remaining substantially intact. Lamu Island has a relaxed and sleepy atmosphere, making it a wonderful place to relax and make the most of the stunning scenery, sweeping beaches, rolling sand dunes and warm Indian Ocean. The ocean continues to play a vital role in the life and livelihood of Lamu residents, and traditional sailing dhows remain a major feature. A trip on one of these wooden boats offers a highly relaxing way to explore the area, travelling to neighbouring islands and fishing villages. The waters off Lamu and the surrounding archipelago teem with vibrant marine life, making it excellent for snorkelling and diving. Diving is increasingly popular here, with many superb sites remaining relatively unexplored. Over a thousand years of East African, Omani, Yemeni, Indian, Portuguese and Victorian British influences have all left their mark on Lamu Island, in the architecture, the language and the culture of the place. In bustling Lamu, winding alleys lead past the intricate carved doorways of white stone houses – some of which are truly majestic and still home to the very wealthy. And, because the alleys are too narrow to be negotiated by cars, the modern world has had little visible impact on this historic town.

     

    Life appears little changed since Lamu was a busy port town in the 14th century. Donkeys remain the preferred local mode of transport, and lanterns are used to light the streets after nightfall. Spices and the smell of grilled food scent the air around the markets, mosques, museums, fort and ancient houses. Exploring Lamu on foot or on donkey is a great adventure. Sitting at an open-air restaurant by the water and watching the world go by is an irresistible past-time. Fishermen haul their catches ashore, locals walk or ride by and donkeys carry their cargo. Shopping for local woodcarvings and batik is another past-time. We can help you uncover the true heart of this place so that you don't miss out on any of the fascinating and wonderful local attractions that are on offer.

     

    We want to ensure you're equipped with extensive local knowledge about Lamu, and give you the peace of mind to be confident you will experience the true beauty of the city. Browse our extensive travel tips, find out the best times of the year to visit, discover the must see sights and events, all within our Lamu travel guide. We can point you in the direction of accommodation options that fit your needs in terms of price, amenities and facilities, as well as helping you find the ideal location for you to make the most of your stay in Lamu. Whether you’re looking for 5-star luxury or stylish travel on a budget, we can recommend an accommodation perfect just for you! We have built a comprehensive series of travel guides for many of the world’s best destinations, including Lamu, with local information, sightseeing options, photos,

     

    How to Travel to Lamu Island

     

    Lamu town on Lamu island is best reached by air either directly from Nairobi (Fly 540 from Kenyatta airport, Safarilink and Air Kenya fly from Wilson Airport, Nairobi) or from Mombasa or Malindi to the south (operators include Mombasa Safari Air from Mombasa, which does not fly every day, and Fly 540 from Malindi). The airport is on an island opposite the main village necessitating a short boat/ferry ride. Tourists are generally charged a premium price for the short trip. For those on a tighter budget a daily bus service does run from Mombasa via Malindi. This route was notorious for attacks by Somali bandits and buses have in the past been stopped and robbed. As of Oct 2005 the security situation was deemed to be OK. Armed guards are taken on board the buses for the most dangerous part of the journey close to Lamu. No incidents with buses have happened in years.

     

    The trip from Mombasa to Lamu (Mokowe on the mainland) takes 5-7 hours depending on road conditions. The last part from Garsen to Mokowe is a mud road and can be rough. Get a seat in the front of the bus (book in advance) to get a pleasant trip. Several bus companies operate the route but few are express (no unnecessary stops). Two express buses are Tawakal and Najaah. To get from Mokowe on the mainland it is possible to take the slow and crowded ferry, a shared speed boat or hire your own speed boat. All options will take you to Lamu Town. You can usually negotiate to be taken to Shela if this is your final destination. It's also possible -- but expensive -- to hire a car from Mombasa or Malindi. There's no need for transport (other than boats), as everything is a stone's throw away, and the windy pathways are only just wide enough to walk down. However, there are things that must be noted. Donkeys are the primary form of heavy transport on the island, and they are allowed to go to the bathroom wherever they want. Unfortunately, this also tends to be where you want to walk. As such, think twice about bringing expensive shoes, as it is very likely that at some point you will accidentally step in something you wish you hadn't. It should also be noted that lighting at night of the narrow streets is very minimal. A flashlight is a recommended accessory for walking around at night. If you don't bring one with you, many of the tiny shops sell cheap lighters that come with small, but effective, built in LED flashlights.

     

    Lamu Tour Packages

     

    You can explore the Lamu archipelago by dhow. A dhow is a traditional Arab sailing vessel with one or more lateen sails. It is primarily used along the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, India, and East Africa. Dhow trips are the ultimate experience on a trip to Lamu. They are relatively inexpensive and you can go as far as Manda Island, Takwa Ruins or Matondoni. Kiwayu is the most pristine of the islands and it is in a biosphere reserve. Several companies specialize in trips to Kiwayu but it's nice to patronize the local captains, who know the islands and the village’s best (not to mention the sea!) One small company called Nature+Culture makes Kiwayu and ecotourism its specialty and works closely with the communities. They also do smaller trips, and the company's owner, Gabriel Suleiman, is a former soccer star well-known and respected in the region: Tour guides are licensed on Lamu and they will show you their license on request and they have a well-organized association and work together cooperatively. We also run three-day trips. The dhow captains of Lamu, however, recently organized themselves into a professional organization, called Promise/Ahadi. They offer excellent services and their knowledge of the ocean and the island is impressive. These young men really made an effort to improve the tourist experience in Lamu, while also trying to empower themselves. You can find more information on their website (www.lamutrips.com), visit their booking office (close to the German Post Office Museums) or look for them along the Lamu Seafront wearing bright blue T-Shirts and badges of their organization.

     

    Lamu Cultural Festivals

     

    The major festivals in Lamu are the Maulid Festival and the Lamu Cultural Festival. Maulid Festival in 2011 was held from February 28 to March 3, and this festival celebrated the birth of Prophet Muhammad. 50,000+ visitors flocked to Lamu, mainly muslims on pilgrimage and other curious folks from around the world. The Maulid Festival is full of lively activities except for the usual prayer vigils which include dhow races, donkey races, swimming competition, canoe races and great traditional Swahili music along the streets among other interesting activities. The Lamu Cultural Festival 2011 is widely sponsored event that highlights the cultural heritage of this 14th Century old, yet intact Swahili village. Key activities resemble those of the Maulid Festival, though the Lamu Cultural Festival is a more globallly recognized event with great support from key embassies around the world. Last year's week-long Lamu Cultural Festival was held during the last week of November. Lamu Cultural Festival for 2011 will be held from Thursday November 25th, 2011 to Sunday, November 28th, 2011.

     

    In addition, there will be lots of Swahili poetry, a Swahili bridal ceremony and a football tournament which is always popular. Musical events include performances from international groups. There will obviously be displays of traditional handicraft, henna painting, and a Swahili food bazaar. The festival offers a modern sample of these time-honored traditions against a rich backdrop of the beauty and splendour of the Lamu archipelago.

     

    Lamu Eating Out

     

    The seafront restaurants in Lamu Town offer excellent seafood at reasonable prices. Delve further back from the dock for more traditional Swahili fare. The Seafront Cafe is an excellent value and the locals eat there. Try the garlic crab or crab soup. Also, if you are there more than a couple days and you look like a tourist, you will likely be approached by a short, stout, elderly man who will introduce himself as "Ali Hippy," who will offer you the opportunity to eat in his house for a fee. Don't be afraid to take him up on his offer. The food is good, and his family will perform musical numbers for you afterwards. An interesting experience that is worth having under your belt. However, think about bringing your own utensils, otherwise you will find yourself trying to eat oil-soaked rice with your fingers - not the easiest task. (In january 2012 we where at Alis house - what he promised sounds good: He - the chief will cook "Real Swahili food" with lobster, coconut sauce, fish, vegetables ...until we say "Stop feeding us with food". And he will eat with him and he will tell us stories about his youth. He offered this for KSH 4000 for 2 persons (or 2500 without lobster). At the evening his wife cooked fish with coconut sauce, rice and chapati - which was served together with the dessert (kind of cake). He did not eat with us, he did not tell stories. After the meal he made nice music with his wife and children. After less the 2 hours we had to leave the house. May be he had a bad day - or he has done it too long for tourists. Other people in the past had good experiences. You may also read this: At the seafront there is "La Banda" where also the locals eat. There you get dishes for about KSH 200. The food is really good.

     

    Lamu Going Out

     

    Meet up and drink beer with fellow travelers at 'Petleys' Hotel one of the few bars in the town. You can also enjoy a Tusker at the Lamu Palace hotel, but this is more expensive than Petley's Hotel, and very quiet, but OK if you want to hear the waves crash against the sea wall and read a book. However, the cheapest beer on the island is at the Social Club, hidden away in the bush, down the coast after the power station. This is where all the locals go, and thus has the best music and cheapest beer and pool table. DEFINITELY go to the social club on a Saturday night for boogie boogie disco! - A mixture of traditional African and reggae. Everyone screams and goes crazy when Bob Marley is played!! When you find the music too hot and loud, go round the side and enjoy a game of 8 ball pool. The locals willingly play winner stays on, but you might have to pay for their game too, but at 50c a game who cares! There will be a pool attendant to keep you cue well chalked and to set up the table for you (buy him a couple of tusker for his trouble!). The walk to the social club can seem a bit daunting especially as the sea wall isn't lit too well, but basically just walk away from the town centre towards shela keeping the sea on your left, go past the hospital, past the power station, and keep going until you see a sand path through the mangroves into the bush on your right, and a few dim lights at the end of it. On a Sat night you will definitely hear the music before you arrive!! If you are still concerned about taking the walk, ask one of the local beach boys (Staboy, Mburu or Issac) to show you the way just buy them a beer for their trouble. Make sure that they realize that you are only buying them 1 beer otherwise they will keep asking for more!

     

    Donkey Sanctuary Description Donkeys are the main method of transport in Lamu, thus the Donkey Sanctuary was started to treat the working donkeys. The Donkey Sanctuary is located in northern Lamu, near the waterfront. An estimated 2,200 donkeys are used for agriculture as well as to carry household provisions and building materials. Regular treatment clinics have been established, including a worming program every six months that are offered free of charge. Courses and training are offered including harnessing and donkey care. Local donkeys that have been injured are also are brought to the stable for rehabilitation and rest. Animal welfare is promoted with an annual donkey competition that gives a prize for the donkey in the best condition. Hobbies & Activities category: Zoo or animal collection

     

    Lamu Dhow Sailing

     

    Dhow sailing in Lamu Island will give you the wonderful experience. A romantic sunset cruise or a day excursion combining historical ruins and snorkeling, a unique experience of sleeping on a luxurious dhow, savouring a fresh caught fish on the beach, Lamu has a long history related to dhow sailing and lots of stories. It's best to patronize the locals, especially in Lamu Town, where dhows are an essential part of the economy. Recently, Lamu dhow operators joined hands and formed a dhow organization called "Promise/Ahadi." Their aim is to offer standard prices and make cheating of tourists a thing of the past. They offer quality services against affordable rates. Check out their website at www.lamutrips.com. Or just visit their office along Lamu seafront, near Lamu House. Dhow trips are also available at any hotel, including Peponi in Shela and Lamu House. Recently, several local captains have fallen in love with Mozambique dhows, which are wider and more comfortable than the traditional Lamu boats. Take your pick!

     

    German Postal Museum Description

     

    Lamu's German Postal Museum was originally built as a private residence in the late 1800's. Later it was converted and used as the first German Post Office in East Africa, briefly from 1888 to 1891. Lamu was a major sea port with well-established links to the outside world. The building was restored and now houses a museum with photographic exhibits and memorabilia showing the long historical relationship between Germany and Kenya. It also depicts early industrial development through the form of communication via postal services in Kenya. Hobbies & Activities category: Photo collection, exhibit; Postal museum, stamp collection

     

    Lamu Fort Description

     

    Lamu Fort located in the island's main square. The Sultan of Oman reportedly commenced construction of this imposing structure in 1813. Upon its completion in 1821 the fort served as a garrison for Baluchi soldiers sent by the Sultan of Oman. Its protective presence encouraged new development around it and some Lamu merchants erected shopfront and buildings. Lamu Fort served as a prison from 1910 to 1984 for the British colonial regime and the Kenyan government. After a complete restoration, the Fort now houses the Lamu branch of the Department of Coastal Archaeology, the Lamu Old Town Conservation Office and the Public Library. Hobbies & Activities category: Town walls, fortifications, gates; Library; Natural history museum, A guided tour is included in the entrance fee to the Fort and is recommended if you start feeling guilty of spending too many lazy days doing completely nothing. For short term visitors, the Fort offers hardly anything entertaining though. The Fort functions as a local Social Centre, with numerous rooms converted in study units and an extensive library.

     

    The Environmental Museum has exhibitions on space, local flora and fauna and so on that are definitely educating for those interested. For some, the best reason to buy the ticket is the roof offering great views on the Fort's surroundings, which include the Market and the endlessly fascinating Central Square. Also there are some fine examples of traditional carved doors and occasional art exhibitions within its premises that are worth a look. But to be honest, for visitors, the Fort is at its best from the Central Square with original canons at the gate or from the freely accessable veranda overlooking the Square. Is one of the non-ruined historical big buildings in Kenya. Built with help of the Omani slave trader and Sultan Seyyid Said around 1810, the Stone Fort looked out over the sea to protect the Lamu people from hostile alliances. It then became local headquarters for the Colonial Britsh administration and prison after that. From 1990, the Fort houses the Environmental Museum and an impressive library. The entrance fee is a steep Ksh 200, but you may be offered a residents ticket for Ksh 100 (which normally cost Ksh 0,50).

     

    Lamu Museum Description

     

    The Lamu Museum is on the waterfront, housed in a building once occupied by Jack Haggard, Queen Victoria's consul in this outpost. Displays on Swahili culture include a reconstructed Swahili house and relics from Takwa. Other exhibits include Lamu's nautical history, the Maulid Festival and tribes that lived along this part of the coast, including the Boni who were legendary elephant hunters. The nautical section of the Lamu museum features a variety of dhows Ceremonial horns, or siwa, are an important part of the collection. The Lamu siwa is made from engraved brass but the siwa from Paté was carved from a single elephant tusk. Hobbies & Activities category: Observe ethnic peoples, folk customs; Historical museum; Nautical museum or attraction

     

    Swahili House Museum Description

     

    Lamu's Swahili House Museum is a renovated example of an 18th C Swahili house. The interior of the house features cookware, beds and other furniture that allow a glimpse of a classic working Swahili home. An onsite museum attendant provides an informative tour of Swahili life during the 18th and 19th C. The ceremonial deathbed is on display, it is where deceased family members would lay before burial. An echo chamber is another part of the house. This is where women could greet visitors when men were not around, without being seen. Close family members and friends were the only people to access the central courtyard. It was used for daytime activities such as washing. The kitchen, located on the second floor, has a large wooden pestle and mortar, a pasta maker, a water boiler and a flour-grinding stone on display as well as other common kitchen instruments. Hobbies & Activities category: Observe ethnic peoples, folk customs; Furniture display; Historical museum; Manor or country house

     

    Shela Beach Lamu

     

    Shela Beach is a dune-backed beach that runs for 12 kilometers along the headland. From Lamu, it is a 40-minute walk or 10 minute trip by dhow. Located at the start of the beach is a mock fort built by an Italian entrepreneur. Shela is in the channel between Lamu and Manda Island, a perfect spot for windsurfing, sailing and water skiing. Manda Beach is located on Manda Island, about a 20-minute dhow ride from Lamu. It is smaller and less busy but still excellent for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing. Manda Island provides the backdrop of mangrove forest, baobab tress and a variety of animals for a walking safari. White, white sands and blue waters - with Manda Island across the channel. Perfection? It's about 30 minute walk from Lamu Town to Shela, but considering it's all along the seafront, a beautiful walk. And no dangers with mad drivers or cyclists! But look out for cattle. Shela is the type if place where time stands still, the breeze blows gently and the water is always a comfortable temp for a refreshing dip in the ocean. The whole island is full of culture, history, mystery and a journey of the senses!!! Did you know the likes of Mick Jagger, Sade, Elle McPherson, Princes Caroline & extended family go for their anonymous get aways!!! Accommodation can be basic, mid-range and opulent; the convention used in this site to describe accommodation we recommend: Kipungani Explorer, Shela House, Kizingo Safaris, Peponi Hotel

     

    Kiwayu Island Lamu

     

    Kiwayu Island is in the northeast of the Lamu archipelago and part of the Kiunga Marine National Reserve. Many visitors to the island come to snorkel on the coral reefs, on the eastern side of the island. The Dodori and Boni Game Reserves are off to the west of Kiwayu. The wild areas protect the fauna and flora of eastern Kenya. The animals found on the reserves are often migratory such as elephant and buffalo. The permanent residents are lion, cheetah, serval, caracal, lesser kudu, monkeys and the rare African hunting dog. Keywau has gained a reputation as a retreat for the rich and famous but that is within a luxury resort found at the far end of the island. Hobbies & Activities category: Boating, sailing, water craft activities; Scuba or snorkel opportunity; Natural area; Scenic site or route; Wildlife area, bird sanctuary

     

    Lamu Strong Tides

     

    The tides in Lamu are very prominent and the currents are deceivingly strong. Be sure to tell people if you plan on going swimming. Be sure to discuss tides with the local fishermen. Try to avoid going swimming on Shela beach when the tide is going out. Keep an eye out for each other and make sure that people on the beach know that you are swimming. Have fun but do not underestimate the forces of nature. Accidents happen too frequently when tourists forget to pay attention to not so obvious dangers.

     

    Lamu Budget Accommodation

     

    Planning to visit Lamu Kenya? Our Lamu travel and vacation guide will help you find where to stay in Lamu. Browse our Lamu accommodation and travel recommendations, to find out where to eat in Lamu and where to sleep - from luxury hotels in Lamu, hostels in Lamu and other Lamu vacation rentals to low cost short term rentals in Lamu Kenya, Welcome to the website where your dream Lamu beach holiday becomes true! Here you will find the most unique accommodation for family holidays, honeymoons or weddings. Kick off your shoes and join us into the world of barefoot luxury on the Kenyan coast. We are here for those who are trying to avoid large Kenya hotels and value quality time in privacy. We pride ourselves on providing a quality product at the best value. We have villas for rent for every occasion: wedding venues, family vacation, honeymoons, couple escapes, romantic getaways or group travel.

     

    Our dedicated concierge team will be delighted to organize for you all the transfers, safaris and activities! Interested in a tour to Mombasa, Wasini or Funzi Island? Would you like to try snorkeling? Did you know you can also learn diving? Or perhaps you plan a safari to Tsavo? We will gladly help you personalize your beach vacation and take care of your safari at the coast and surrounding National parks. We are pleased you are looking for accommodations in Lamu, Along with the most fantastic stretch of pristine beachfront, Lamu Island offers a dazzling array of many new luxurious vacation rentals for your beach vacation, this area offers many vacation rental options, with a generous selection of condo rentals and resort accommodations with your choice of ocean front, ocean view, fairway view, waterway view and much, much more. Whatever your reason for visiting our beautiful area, planning a family beach vacation, girlfriend getaway or a romantic getaway, Lamu accommodations can fit your every need and is the perfect place for you! In Lamu Island we like to think that every type of beach accommodation is just as unique as you. It’s not just about finding a room or booking a rate, it’s about finding that perfect spot. How do you define the ultimate vacation spot? Do you prefer a beach bungalow away from the crowds? Do you seek hotels close to the action? Does your beachfront condo have fluffy pillows? Do you prefer camping under the stars? However you find yourself when you’re traveling, you are sure to find a good beach accommodation in Lamu. Finding a place to stay in Lamu Beach should feel like more than simply finding a place to store your luggage. It’s about immersing yourself in life at the beach. Living the life means soaking in the views, the fun, the sun and the adventure, then waking up in your favorite accommodations to do it all over again.

     

    Lamu Island has the keys to an ideal vacation spot, whether you find yourself gravitating to the ocean, Look around and unlock the destination for your next beach travel getaway. Your place in Lamu Island after endless days of play should never feel like anything less than the perfect home. If you have any questions about accommodations, during the low season only, it's possible to simply show up and book through a tour guide, if you're willing to spend the first day of your trip tromping around in the heat. Alternately we offer a range of accommodations from backpacker guesthouses in Lamu to mid-range and luxury rentals in Shela village. Again, we go local whenever possible, but we don’t sacrifice quality.

     

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