Lamu

Lamu Travel Guide

A small complex with a coffee shop and boutiques carrying African jewelry, clothes, and objets d'art.

Convivial rooftop bar with a mix of locals, visitors, and flirty "beach boys."

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.

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

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.

Attractive collection of modern African folk art and abstract paintings.

Hire this large, traditional-style sailboat with a uniformed crew for day or overnight cruises. Pickups from Lamu Old Town or Shela Village.