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Lamu Holidays

A true example of Swahili culture

A secluded island off the coast of Kenya, Lamu offers a beautiful beach stay with a touch of authentic Swahili charm. Read more...

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Prices correct as at 6pm on 19 Aug 2019. Please call for final price.

Manda Bay


7 Nights from £1,649 Including Flights

This small, private and exclusive resort is surrounded by magnificent coral gardens, empty beaches and indigenous woodland. Manda Bay is a glorious destination for both an active and leisurely holiday.

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Peponi Hotel


7 Nights Bed & Breakfast from £1,599 Including Flights

Opened since 1967, Peponi is a family run hotel on the exotic Indian Ocean island of Lamu. Small and personal, it is the perfect rest after a safari, or a hide-away holiday from modern life.

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The Majlis


7 Nights from £1,849 Including Flights

A charming hotel evoking a traditional Swahili ambience along a powdery sand beach on Manda Island. With architecture built using local materials, two pretty swimming pools, great water sports and a scenic restaurant, this is the perfect respite after a Kenyan safari.

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Explore the Beauty of Lamu

Lamu is as laid-back as they come. This delightful coastal town on the fringe of Kenya is incredibly peaceful and slow-paced, all of which adds to the unique charm of this town. The landscape is punctuated by traditional mosques and coiling streets, where you’ll find friendly people and a throwback to classic Kenya. Revel in the quaintness of this town – it’s exactly what makes it so appealing as a holiday destination. From the authentic Swahili food and coastal bars, to the many opportunities to sail around the coast and explore the beaches, Lamu provides a great chance to see a different side to Kenya.

Why visit Lamu?

  • Explore the old city - adorned with characterful buildings influenced by Kenya, Arabia, India, Peru and Europe, with scenic streets where friendly locals and donkeys roam, visiting the old city is a great way to enjoy Lemu's old worldly Swahili charm.
  • The island is full of cultural attractions, including the Lamu Museum, Lamu Fort, and the Donkey Sanctuary - looking after the older donkeys.
  • Enjoy lots of water sports, including dhow cruises, water skiing, kayaking and snorkelling.
  • Soak up the sun on Shela Beach, an unspoilt and almost deserted beach, with lots of luxury accommodation options.

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Here is a guide to the temperatures throughout the year and current outlook for the next 5 days.

FRI 34ºC
SAT 34ºC
SUN 36ºC
MON 33ºC

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