Activities

Among the islands of the archipelago, the main means of transport is the traditional dhow, and the excursions by dhow are one of the must of any visit to Lamu.

We can organize half day trips with a picnic lunch, or you can sail in the bay or in the mangrove channels in the late afternoon to enjoy the sunset while sipping a cocktail.

You can snorkel on the coral reefs off Manda Toto island and discover an astounding array of exotic marine wildlife; visit the ruins at Takwa, the remains of a thriving Swahili trading town, or the villages of Kipungani and Matondoni; explore the narrow streets of Lamu Town with its ancient fort, museum, wood carvers and donkeys; swim across the channel to Shela Village; go for a stroll along white deserted beaches.

Deep sea or hand line fishing can also be arranged, as well as water sports like windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, laser sailing and kayaking. A wide range of equipment can be hired in Shela.

Or, you can just relax, watching the dhows sailing by from our swing hammocks in the veranda, reading a book on our sunbeds by the sea, or enjoying a massage in your room.