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Lamu

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LAMU

Arguably the most unique place on the Kenyan coast, and affectionately referred to as ‘Lamu Tamu’ (sweet Lamu), this island is full of old-world charm with pristine white beaches, narrow alleyways, and historic buildings that date back centuries. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway, Lamu is the perfect place.

Prepare to be transported back in time as soon as you set foot on this little slice of paradise. Leave all memories of traffic behind and embrace the clip-clop of donkey’s hooves filling the air. These gentle creatures, coupled with their mechanical boda-boda brethren and old-school boats, will be your primary modes of transportation as you explore the island’s uniqueness.

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Make sure to pay a visit to the Old Town whose origins date back to the 14th Century. A UNESCO World Heritage protected site, it is one of the best preserved Swahili settlements in Africa where you experience a unique lens into the 700-year-old inhabited island that was once a bustling economic and cultural hub and still maintains its traditions and culture today. 

Explore the vibrant local markets, savour the flavours of Swahili cuisine, and witness the warm hospitality of the locals as they welcome you into their island.

OUR TOP LAMU PICKS

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Peponi Hotel

starting from USD $230

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The Majlis Lamu

starting from USD $440

Lamu Island Charm: Jua House B&B - Rooftop Views
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Jua House

starting from USD $160

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Kizingo Eco Lodge

starting from USD 195

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The Best of Kenya

starting from USD $3,990

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starting from USD $4,490

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