Lamu Travel Guide

Articles about Lamu

By Shane Mitchell
The call to prayer came before dawn, and while normally this would not vex me—an inveterate early riser—the mosque was only two lanes away from my bedroom. In the sweltering heat before the Kusi monsoon rains arrived to cool the East African coast...
By Shane Mitchell
By Sarah Kantrowitz

Hotels in Lamu

Delightfully rustic resort on an isolated beach with 18 thatch bungalows. It takes two hours by launch to get here from the pier on Lamu Island. The resort will arrange transport.

Restaurants in Lamu

Garden courtyard offering pastries, vegetable samosas, small snacks, and daily seafood specials.

Things to do in Lamu

Originally a 19th-century Swahili home, this tidy museum contains rare ceremonial horns, furniture, jewelry, and other artifacts related to the history and culture of the Lamu archipelago.