Lamu Island Town Kenya
Lamu Island is considered as both a national monument and a masterpiece of culture.
Popularly known for its architectural characteristics, the areas culture and way
of life has highly been influenced by past visitors that include the Portuguese
explorers, Turkish traders and the Omani Arabs. The uniqueness of Lamu island is coupled
by the fact that it is host to three Museums and a Fort with an impressive exhibition
space. Moreover, the island has no vehicles hence the dominant form of transport
is donkeys, bicycles and dhows. The best way to access Lamu from the outside world
would be through air as it is served by an airstrip at Manda Island.
Fun activities in Lamu town include exploring the town, relaxing on the beaches and attending
indoor and outdoor cultural activities that include; traditional dhow races, bao
games, henna paintings, donkey races and Islamic calligraphy competitions. Visitors
can also take a trip to Takwa Ruins on Manda Island by sailing on dhows as that
is the only way to connect from Lamu to Manda.
Hotels and Lodges In Lamu Island
Below is a list of Hotel & lodges in Lamu town. For reservations and booking, please