Lamu Island beach breaks
FROM PRICE: $ 1185 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 0
Lamu Island - 5 days/4 nights off the Kenya Coast
This beach break epitomises 'no news, no shoes' on the Lamu Archipelago and is available year round other than April and May. Unspoiled Swahili culture in Shela Village and Lamu Town coupled with laid back accommodation in the small, owner run resort. Great for couples and honeymooners.
A variety of other beach breaks around the Lamu Archipeligo and along the Kenya Coast available.
Priced per person for 4 night stays; includes return flights Nairobi to Lamu.
Where is it?
The trip starts and ends in Nairobi (Wilson Airport).
The rustic owner run 6 banda "castaway" beach camp is situated at one end of a spectacular 12km beach, stretching from Kizingo (which means 'the point’ in Swahili) to the fashionable village of Shela, on the island of Lamu. Lamu is part of an archipelago of islands just off the coast of Kenya.
What is the best time of year to go?
Lamu Island visits are good year round avoiding May and June during the 'long rains' when much of the coast shuts down.
November to April is the season to swim with dolphins and snorkel, turtles are the big attraction between October and June.
How to get there
Tips and Notes
Green turtles come up to the beach to lay their eggs between late October and June. When the eggs hatch guests are taken to watch the newly-hatched turtles find their way to the ocean.
For a taste of village life a guided cycle ride on the mainland is a great way to spend half a day.
Hire a dhow from the local village to sail round the bay. Watch the sun drop into the ocean from the deck under full sail.
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