Lamu is a place like no other, a peaceful tropical island where life is lived at its own relaxed rhythm, but a place whose history is as mysterious and fascinating as the winding streets of its medieval stone town. The island itself is a beautiful place of rolling dunes and endless beaches, where tiny villages nestle among coconut and mango plantations and lateen sailed dhows ply the waters. But Lamu’s real attraction is its Old town.
The town of Lamu began life as a 14th century Swahili settlement, but the island has seen many visitors and influences, including Portuguese explorers, Turkish traders and the Omani Arabs. All left their mark, but Lamu developed its own particular culture, which has ultimately endured. Lamu’s narrow streets remain unchanged, and in the markets and squares around the fort life moves at the same pace as it always has. There are no vehicles on this island, and the donkey and the dhow remain the dominant form of transport
You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer you Moi International Airport for those in Diani & Mombasa, Malindi Airport for those in Malindi and Wilson Aiport for those in Nairobi boarding your flight to Manda Airstrip in Lamu. You will then board a boat to Lamu Island. A walk or a donkey ride will then transfer you to your hotel for lunch and checking-in. You will spend the afternoon on a visit to Takwa ruins ( This is an ancient town that was abandoned when fresh water ran out, and stand out among the old crumbling stone ruins set between silent mangroves and the roaring open ocean) Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Lamu.
After breakfast you will visit the Lamu museum, Lamu fort, & German post office and later visit the dhow making village of Mto
Matondoni. Return to your hotel for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon at the beach or take a tour to the streets of Lamu. For those who love snorkelling can take a snorkelling afternoon to Manda Toto. Dinner and overnight at your beach hotel in Lamu on bed & breakfast.
After breakfast you can choose to relax at the beach front of Lamu or take a last lap tour to maze like streets of Lamu. Later you will be transferred by boat to Manda Island to catch your flight back to Mombasa/Malindi/Diani /Nairobi
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