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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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Lamu-Island Villa

Sleeps 6 Lamu Island Self-catering, Lamu Island Bed and Breakfast in Lamu Island

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

from R5,675
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Forodhani House

Sleeps 12 Shela Private Home, Shela Self-catering in Shela

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

from R866
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 R4,389
1 night, 2 adults

Fisherman House

Sleeps 4 Shela Private Home, Shela Self-catering in Shela

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

from R7,622
1 night, 2 adults

Kiwandani House

Sleeps 6 Shela Private Home, Shela Self-catering in Shela

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

from R5,082
1 night, 2 adults

New Moon House

Sleeps 6 Shela Private Home, Shela Self-catering in Shela

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

from R8,084
1 night, 2 adults

Full Moon House

Sleeps 6 Shela Private Home, Shela Self-catering in Shela

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

from R5,544
1 night, 2 adults

The Garden House

Sleeps 4 Shela Private Home, Shela Self-catering in Shela

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

from R5,108
1 night, 2 adults

Flower House

Sleeps 6 Lamu Town Private Home, Lamu Town Self-catering in Lamu Town

This beautifully furnished three-bedroom house is spread over five floors, sleeping up to six guests...

from R14,897
1 night, 2 adults

Kilamawingu

Sleeps 12 Shela Private Home, Shela Self-catering in Shela

Kilamawingu is a luxurious four-level oceanfront house that watches over the Indian Ocean from the t...

from R3,927
1 night, 2 adults

Lamu Fisherman's

Sleeps 8 Lamu Town Self-catering in Lamu Town

Lamu Fishermen's is a classic Shela house retaining the beautiful design and artefacts of Lamu life....

from R5,532
1 night, 2 adults

Old Lamu House

Sleeps 6 Lamu Town Self-catering in Lamu Town

Old Lamu is an oasis situated in the heart of the magnificent and captivating town of Lamu.

from R32,916
1 night, 2 adults

The Fort at Shela Beach

Sleeps 18 Shela Self-catering in Shela

Peaceful and tranquil in its setting, surrounded by natural dunes and breezy casuarina’s, The Fort i...

from R1,135
1 night, 2 adults

Fatuma's Tower Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 22 Shela Self-catering, Shela Boutique Hotel in Shela

Fatuma's Tower Boutique Hotel offers a tranquil retreat in this quiet fisherman’s village on the Isl...

from R18,302
1 night, 2 adults

Honeymoon House

Sleeps 10 Shela Private Home, Shela Self-catering in Shela

This architecturally "edgy" house is like no other in Lamu. Honeymoon House is an eye-catching hous...