Lamu is a scenic island town on the southeast coast of Kenya.
Lamu is one of Kenya’s oldest towns and enjoys a beautiful resort charm. The town is located northeast of Mombasa and it harbours a number of popular tourist attractions. The island is home to twenty three mosques and the famous donkey sanctuary. Because it was founded upon the growth of Arabian trade routes, the town’s setting boasts a beautiful oriental Arabian charm.
The Lamu Fort is a must see in the town and a visit to lamu is not complete till you have seen this majestic ruin that boasts extraordinary architecture. Lamu also also excellent festivals held almost throughout the year such as the Maulidi and the Lamu Cultural festivals. If you happen to be in town during these festivals, you will get up close and personal with the local people’s culture and and experience and alternative lifestyle.
Lamu accommodation is widely offered in the town and it is one destination where you can enjoy an ultimate and exclusive getaway. Accommodation in Lamu offers a wide range of luxury hotels, boutique guest houses and elegant self-catering units.