Lamu Homes & Safaris has been operating successfully for the last 25 years. We specialize in organizing trips to offering a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets either in a hotel guest house or private villa, constantly traveling, discovering new and exciting destinations to share with you.
We specialize in booking Air Packages and a wide range of accommodation in Private Houses and Small hotels or guest houses to suit all budgets, both in the Historical Lamu Town, or near the marvelous unspoiled beaches in the area.
There is a large variety of accommodation available on Lamu Island, from friendly, basic budget accommodation in small locally-owned guest houses, to exclusive accommodation in privately-owned houses and boutique hotels. There is something to suit all budgets and individual requirements.
Lamu town is ideal for those searching for the cultural experience of Lamu, shops open late in the evening, the local fish and vegetable market near the lamu town square, the busy dhow harbor, narrow cool streets, mosques, donkeys, carts and veiled women, and the atmosphere of an old town which has changed little in the last 200 years. If you are staying in Lamu town you can visit Shela beach or Manda beach by boat, as Lamu Town itself has no beach.
Lamu can be reached by scheduled daily flights from Nairobi, Malindi and Mombasa. The airstrip in Lamu is located on Manda Island and the Island of Lamu is only accessible by boat across the channel. Contact us for very competitive Air Packages to a wide range of small, quaint hotels and locally-owned guest houses in Lamu. Our Air Packages include the boat transfers from Manda Island to the hotel.
For those who prefer to be near the beach, and perhaps visit the town sometime during their stay in Lamu, Shela Village is 3 kilometres South of Lamu town, or a 15 minute boat ride away. The fabulous 15 kilometre Shela beach starts here, the shela village is sheltered from the open sea, overlooking the channel between Manda Island and Lamu Island.
For those who prefer complete privacy and seclusion, there is Kipungani and Kizingo on the South-Western tip of the island, about 40 minutes by boat from Lamu and Manda Airport, Kiwayu Island about 40 miles North of Lamu, Manda Bay or Manda Beach on Manda Island.
Competitive Air Packages to Lamu, Shela and Manda Island are available on request from Nairobi, Malindi or Mombasa. All the Lamu hotels and Lamu private houses offer guided excursions and dhow trips, as well as boat transfers from Manda Airport.