Sailing and snorkeling adventures in the beautiful archipelago of Lamu and Manda Island, experience Lamu town with its unique Swahili culture, meet black-veiled women decorated with henna paintings, ride a donkey through the lush Tamarind and Mango trees, walk the amazing sand dunes and simply chill out in this place far from the beaten track!

Duration of the safari is 5 days.

Day 1: Nairobi -Lamu

You arrive in Lamu for a late lunch and check in at a Swahili style guest house in Shela – a small fishing village south from Lamu town. In the afternoon, just relax on Shela’s beautiful beach. Watch the sun set above the soft yellow sand dunes. Dinner and overnight in Shela

Day 2: Lamu

Have an early morning swim, a walk on the beach and return to house for breakfast. Lamu is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Afternoon on own leisure

Dinner and overnight in Shela

Lamu Dhow

Day 3: lamu–(optional Dhow sailing)

After breakfast, you will have an OPTIONAL half day or a full day dhow sail with our famous  Dhow at an extra cost. The Indian Ocean hosts a number of spectacular and colorful fish like garfish, zebra fish, Parrot fish and there is a good chance of spotting dolphins. Return to Shela for dinner.

Dinner and overnight in Shela

Day 4: Lamu

Full day at leisure, you can book any extra activity offered by the house at a fee.

Dinner & overnight Shela

Day 5: Lamu -Nairobi

Morning activities of your own choice, check out and departure Shela 1.30 pm transfer by boat to Lamu airport for afternoon flight to Nairobi.

Zinyika Reef

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This program is inclusive of:

  • Airport Transfers in Nairobi
  • Airport Boat transfers in Lamu
  • Four nights Swahili style guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast
  • Return flights to and from Lamu

This program is NOT inclusive of:

  • Personal expenses; tips, alcoholic drinks, etc.
  • Additional excursions
  • International flight
  • Any drinks, lunches and dinners in Shela

In order to show respect for the local Muslim Swahili people on Lamu and its surrounding islands, we advise you to dress appropriately, covering shoulders and knees when in town, never to sunbathe without bikini or swim suit,

Important personal equipment to bring is sun hat, sun glasses and sun lotion, a pair of binoculars, swim & snorkel gear, mosquito repellent,

Payments: Kenyan shillings preferred, very few guest houses or restaurants take VISA, Master Cards etc

Restaurants Lamu / Shela;

Peponi Bar & restaurant, Shela beach; exclusive & excellent food, reservations needed though, all alcohol beverages available

Kijani Restaurant, Shela; well cooked international menu at reasonable prices, wines & beers available

Bahari Guest House, Shela – excellent fruit juices & banana pancakes, no alcohol beverages

Stop Over Restaurant, Shela; budget place with local dishes, no alcohol beverages

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