The Lamu Archipelago is located close to the northern coast of Kenya and home to the beautiful islands of Manda, Lamu, Kiwayu and Pate. Lamu is an ideal destination to end any Kenyan safari giving you the perfect opportunity to relax.
Lamu Island is home to the town of Lamu. Founded in the 13th century, Lamu is the oldest living town in Kenya and now a world heritage site recognised as “the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa”. The town is exceptionally pretty with some beautiful architecture including Lamu Fort and a few mosques, as well as the intricate decorative carvings found on doors, lintels and wood work which the town is famous for.
Not far from Lamu is the island of Kiwayu. Kiwayu is small but boasts some wonderful beaches. The east side of the island is ideal for diving with some excellent reefs and tidal pools. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed.
Lamu is a beautiful town, and its surrounding beaches are perfect for soaking up the sun and relaxing. Boat trips will give the chance to visit the numerous islands within the Lamu Archipelago, many of which boast a rich history worth delving into.
Water sports are also easily accessible, and there is excellent diving from Kiwayu.