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Lamu Travel Guide

by our Kenya expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryKenya’s coast has many excellent beach resorts on the mainland itself (Diani Beach and Nyali Beach near Mombasa for instance) but there is an added something about being on an Indian Ocean off-shore island that the Lamu archipelago offers to a high degree. The two main inhabited islands are Lamu itself and Manda, both quiet and peaceful, Manda exceptionally so. There are few roads on either; Manda has a small airport, Lamu none; commerce travels by the donkey-load; many beaches are still almost deserted - if needed you can simply wade out to a fresh mini atoll or take a picturesque dhow trip. The islands suffered in the ‘Boxing Day’ tsunami but their simplicity has helped in rapid restoration. Virtually the only place of any size is Lamu itself, whose old town is extremely attractive with fine wooden Arab and Swahili architecture. The village of Shela, a couple of miles away is the ‘centre’ of tourist accommodation.
 

360 Tour of Town water front and jetty


Kenya Facts

National Flag: Kenyan Flag
Language(s): English
Swahili
Currency: Kenyan shilling
Dialling Code: +254
Time Zone: GMT + 3
Tourism Website:
http://www.magicalkenya.com/

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Kizingo Beach by Kizingoni Beach House

Town water front and jetty
Town water front and jetty

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Lamu Weather Forecast

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Today
10/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 28°C
82°F
26°C
79°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 28°C
82°F
26°C
79°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 28°C
82°F
26°C
79°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Overcast Skies Overcast Skies 27°C
81°F
26°C
79°F

 Lamu Weather Forecast
 

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