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Things To Do in Lamu Beach

Dhow SafarisDhow Safari

Try out a dhow safari Dhow and experience a fantastic way to explore the area. The calm waters around Lamu make are perfect for sailing, and the neighbouring islands are well worth visiting for their small fishing villages, ancient ruins and deserted beaches.Sail around Lamu into the surrounding archipelago, where isolated villages, ancient ruins and a few luxurious and exclusive resorts lie hidden among the islands of Manda, Siyu, Pate and Kiwayu.

 

Snorkelling and DivingDiving and Snorkelling

Private Dhow trips from Lamu often visit good snorkelling sites, and provide equipment.There are a few good dive sites to be found around Lamu and the surrounding archipelago. Diving is relatively new to the area, so there is a great bounty of quality sites are waiting to be explored by the adventurous diver.

 

 

 

FishingBig Game Fishing

Big game fishing can also be arranged from Manda Island or by some hotels in Lamu in season (December - March). Kenya's main coastal game fish include Sailfish and Marlin, Kingfish, Wahoo, Horse Mackerel and others.A tag and release program ensures eco-friendly fishing. Bookings for these trips can be made through some hotels in Lamu.

 

 

LamuWalk through Lamu Town

Lamu is place where exploration brings plenty of reward, whether in the winding streets of the old town or on board a dhow on the open ocean.Walk through the narrow street of Lamu town as you take in the architectural beauty of the old buildings.

 

 

 

BirdlifeBird Watching

The Kiunga Marine Reserve near Lamu is an important sanctuary for shorebirds and pelagic, including the Sooty Gull, White Cheeked Tern, Bridled Tern, Brown Noddy, and many Crab Plovers and Roseate Terns.

 

 

 

Donkey Rides

Take a ride on a donkey around the town of Lamu as you explore its winding streets. Donkeys can be hired from the donkey sanctuary at a reasonable fee.

 

 

 

 

Henna PaintingDecorate yourself with Henna

Henna artists, who paint the hands of feet of local women with elaborate traditional designs for special ceremonies or just for decorative purposes. This is considered a fine art and attractively painted hands and feet are a great mark of beauty.

 

 

 

Boat RidesEnjoy a Boat Ride

Take a boat ride to Shela and Pate Island and enjoy a dip in the beautiful clean beaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Floating Bar ResturantHave a Drink on the Floating Boat

Take a ride to the floating bar and enjoy a sumptuous meal as you enjoy a cold Kenyan Tusker.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy fine white beaches and Swim in the warm Indian ocean.
  • Explore the 5 islands of Lamu archipelago.
  • Learn the history of the old cities of the coast.
  • Kite surfing in Diani.
  • Enjoy the local Swahili dishes of the coast.

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