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

In two adjacent Swahili houses in the heart of Old Town, 10 guest rooms are handsomely decorated in traditional style.

Restaurants in Lamu

A floating grill bar moored off Manda Beach with great sunset views. Reachable by its own private launch.

Things to do in Lamu

Best shop on the island for stylish clothing: Kenyan-made leather bags and belts; beaded leather sandals; soft linen slacks.