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Lamu Things to Do

  • LAMU's kool

    LAmu's a fascinating place to be seen by the tourists in Kenya. WHY? that's as simple as it's weird. Imagine such a town in which there's no traffic (NO CAR, NO HORN)... so all you have to do is relax and listen to silence... whenever you get bored; never stop! take a boat (very cheap: pay max. 5000 Kenyan Shillings) so as to see other small...

  • Things Not to Miss in Lamu

    There are so many things to do in and from Lamu! Full Moon Sail with a Moonlit Beach BBQ and Bonfire with a small group, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Deep Sea Fishing, Yoga, Fine Dining, Daytrips etc. Please email me for an insiders list and contact info pricing on activities!

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Lamu Restaurants

  • Email me for a list and info!: Excellent Food in Lamu!

    by stellar369 Written Oct 25, 2004

    Fresh Seafood, Curries, African Cuisine, Swahili Dishes or Continental, the choice is yours here!

    Email me for info!

    Favorite Dish: Jumbo Prawns in Butter Sauce, Tamarind Fish, Coconut Curries, Filet Mignon, Nyama Choma, Samosas, Chai and Mandazi for Breakfast!, Fresh Fruit Drinks!.....

    Swahili Feast on Lamu
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    • Luxury Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Budget Travel

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Lamu Nightlife

  • Nightime Activities/Nightlife: Nightlife Anyone???

    by stellar369 Written Oct 25, 2004

    You might ask what on earth there is to do on an Islamic Island at night??!!?

    The answer is LOTS and its all simply divine...This is NOT your tourist trap pub crawl..... (although I can give you the Lamu Drinks Hop from Sunset to Late....)

    Drinks after Dark....

    Full Moon Parties

    Evening Starry Sky Sails

    Sunset Adventures

    Private Gatherings

    Local Events

    Special Evenings

    Cultural Evenings

    I can definitley offer some good advice here, email me for info!

    Dress Code: Casual or Dressy always be Respectful....

    Full Moon Bonfire Party
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    • Adventure Travel
    • Backpacking

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Lamu Transportation

  • Transportation To, From, In and Around...

    by stellar369 Written Oct 25, 2004

    Getting To and Around Lamu and outer regions can be challenging and expensive but it does NOT have to be...

    It took me at least two months to figure out all the options and how to navigate the numerous choices.

    Email me for info!

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Lamu Shopping

  • Many things CAN be found many CAN NOT!: Shopping in Lamu

    by stellar369 Written Oct 25, 2004

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    What to buy: Email me for a list as well as exotic shopping HIDDEN LAMU!

    Here are a few examples:

    Carved Items

    What to pay: Budget Guides from Low to High....

    Local Arts and Crafts

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Lamu Local Customs

  • Local Custom Awareness is INTEGRAL

    by stellar369 Written Oct 25, 2004

    Please email me for more extensive email on this subject, there are many things to be aware of to get the maximum pleasure out of your trip to Lamu.....and the minimum pain!

    Local Customs in Lamu

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Lamu What to Pack

  • Packing List for Lamu - A MUST

    by stellar369 Updated Oct 25, 2004

    Luggage and bags: Here is a sample of things you WILL need and can not get readily once there....

    Anti Malarials
    Malarial Cure
    Calamine Lotion
    Detergent (small bag)
    Bug Spray
    Tea Tree Oil or Antiseptic Spray
    Pad and Pen

    There are many more essentials and some items you may want to bring to make you a lot more comfortable in Lamu, including some me for the LIST!

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Lamu Off The Beaten Path

  • Check out the mangroves!

    by islandgirl3 Written Sep 22, 2008

    Mangroves are weird trees that grow half in, half out of the water, depending on the tides. They're also becoming rare. 70 percent of Kenya's remaining mangroves are in the Lamu archipelago.

    I had the most interesting trip to an outfit that's practising sustainable forestry. The guy who runs the business is very well-versed and enthusiastic! I was sure he'd studied forestry at a university but he told me he just went to primary school, and he's had a lot of workshops on how to do the right thing in this ecosystem. Very cool. In the old days, the woodcutters here rotated their timber cutting, and kept the forest in good condition, but the building boom on nearby Manda Island, where wealthy foreigners are building McMansions, has screwed that up.

    This guy is doing good work, keeping this ecosystem alive, and it's really interesting to learn the different species of mangroves, six in all.

    The only outfit that offers this trip, as far as I know, is nature + culture. (They also can hook you up with the only guy on the island who does a birdwatching day trip.) Their website is, and the owner's name is Gabriel Suleiman. They also do the standard town tours, etc., and a camping trip to Kiwayu, the island inside a biosphere reserve. Nice stuff. The phone number is 011 254 0 734 945 778 (from the U.S.); leave off the first six digits in Kenya (I think!) Anyway, check the website.

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    • Eco-Tourism

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Lamu Favorites

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    Hi all, last few days i were in Lamu, its one of my favourite place. Travel on Donkey, sleep on luxurious dhows gave me good experience. its my dream place also, that i love of traditional swahili culture. Lamu is the quiet place for all your dream holiday. i took the rent house with 'lamu house rental' , its perfect one, their quality of serve is...

  • My General Tips from Two Years on...

    How to get there and around....Where to Stay and EatWhat to Do and SeeCustoms and ConductThe LanguageWho to MeetNightlife on LamuBudget TipsLuxery TipsHidden LamuTours/Activities/OperatorsDay Trips and Overnight TripsCommunication while on LamuPacking/Comfort TipsHealth and Safety tipsEMAIL me for more info! I miss the lifestyle at large and...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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