Lamu

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

A collection of seven luxury villas on a half-mile beach. Each house is decorated with coastal African fabrics and art. Cooks versed in Swahili dishes prepare all meals.

Restaurants in Lamu

Mama Fatuma's unpretentious café offers red snapper in tandoori sauce, fantastic lime pickle, and biryani (usually reserved for special occasions in Swahili households).

Things to do in Lamu

Furniture, beaded suede jackets, kikoi robes, and housewares from the Nairobi designer. The waterfront space is her first freestanding shop stocked with her trademark sandals, embellished caftans, and feather-trimmed pashminas.