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Lamu - Paradise Regained! - It was with some excitement that we (my wife and I)arrived from Nairobi on Manda Island and took the ferry across the bay to Lamu Island. We had booked our accomodation at Samaki House (a 300 year old Arab mansion - highly recommended) and were soon settled in by the manager and were free for the next 9 days to "do our own thing" The people were incredibly friendly with "Jambo's" reverberating around us as we headed into the heart of Lamu Town via the waterfront. We meandered through the town visiting Lamu fort and dodging the myriad of donkeys earing their keep by transporting goods backwards and forwards.We soon met "Captain" Swahle who was the manager of a dhow and spent some three or four days cruising with him and his crew about the island, stopping occassionally to eat freshly caught fish barbequed on the beach or boat as the mood took us. We cruised in and around Manda Island stopping to visit the Takwa ruins and to swim in the clear blue water. Cruising up the coast of Lamu we visited Matondoni to see the dhow builders. A walk along the coastal path to Shela is not complete without a detour into the shambas where we visited a small Anglican church and saw the childrens choir practising. At Shela we visited the Friday Mosque. The food was exceptional and we at at most of the dining establishments in Lamu town and were never once disappointed by the food or service. On the contrary, our waiters always greeted us when we meet in the street and asked about our enjoyment of the island. Oh! and do not forget the fresh fruit juices are excellent. Freshly squeezed, slightly sweetened became our favourite tipple. Yes - our batteries were recharged after nine days of snorkeling, swimming, eating excellent food and dhow sailing. But it was with great reluctance that we boarded the ferry back to Manda Island and leave behind a paradise.

Mike Graham
South Africa
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from R2,920
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Peponi Hotel Lamu

Sleeps 58 Shela Hotel in Shela

Peponi is a small hotel situated on the exotic island of Lamu, off the coast of Kenya. Peponi is ru...

from R836
1 night, 2 adults

Lamu-Island Villa

Sleeps 6 Lamu Island Self-catering in Lamu Island

Traditional Swahili house, three bedrooms, two terraces, independent kitchen. Close to the sea. Can ...

from R2,390
1 night, 2 adults

Kijani Hotel

Sleeps 20 Shela Hotel in Shela

Kijani Hotel offers unique accommodation situated in the village of Shela, on the island of Lamu. T...

from R969
1 night, 2 adults

Waridi House

Sleeps 14 Shela Guest House in Shela

Wardi House is located in Shela Village. The house offers a quite retreat ideal for a family or grou...

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from R6,460
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Forodhani House

Sleeps 12 Shela Private Home in Shela

Forodhani House is a beautifull beachfront Holiday House located on Shella Beach, at the very spot w...

from R2,007
1 night, 2 adults

Banana House and Wellness Centre

Sleeps 22 Shela Guest House in Shela

Retreat to Banana House, a very cool, elegant private guest house and wellness centre in Shela, Lamu...

from R896
1 night, 2 adults

Samaki House

Sleeps 16 Lamu Island Self-catering in Lamu Island

A luxury holiday in historic surroundings in a beautiful Island location. Excellent seafood is avail...

from R1,696
1 night, 2 adults

Lamu Palace Hotel

Sleeps 46 Lamu Town Hotel in Lamu Town

Built in the early 90’s by a Swiss entrepreneur, the Lamu Palace Hotel resembles a royal palace with...

from R1,601
1 night, 2 adults

La Joya House

Sleeps 10 Shela Guest House in Shela

Located in Shela Village, La Joya House is a traditional coastal Swahili house, built using lime and...

from R3,584
1 night, 2 adults

Betty's Suite

Sleeps 2 Shela Private Home in Shela

The Betty’s Suite is located in Shela Village on Lamu Island, off the north-eastern coast of Kenya. ...

from R4,062
1 night, 2 adults

Fisherman House

Sleeps 4 Shela Private Home in Shela

Fisherman House is located in Shela Village on Lamu Island, off the north-eastern coast of Kenya. Th...

from R6,571
1 night, 2 adults

Kiwandani House

Sleeps 6 Shela Private Home in Shela

Kiwandaniu House is located in Shela village on Lamu Island off the north eastern coast of Kenya. T...

from R4,181
1 night, 2 adults

Marino House

Sleeps 9 Shela Guest House in Shela

Marino House is a large villa situated in the quite seaside village of Shela, on Lamu Island. The h...

from R5,973
1 night, 2 adults

New Moon House

Sleeps 6 Shela Private Home in Shela

New Moon House is located in Shela village on Lamu Island, off the north-eastern coast of Kenya. The...

from R7,049
1 night, 2 adults

Full Moon House

Sleeps 6 Shela Private Home in Shela

Full Moon House is located in Shela village on Lamu Island off the north eastern coast of Kenya. Th...