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Lamu Island is located on the Indian Ocean along the northern coast of Kenya. Lamu is the most-visited area of the archipelago of islands, which lie between Lamu in the south and Kiunga in the north. Lamu Archipelago is made up of several large and small islands. The largest of the islands is Pate Island, Manda Island, and Lamu Island.
The smaller islands include Kiwayu and Manda Toto. Today the largest town in the archipelago is Lamu Town, on Lamu Island. The island itself is a beautiful place of rolling dunes and endless beaches, where tiny villages nestle among coconut and mango plantations and lateen sailed dhows ply the waters. But Lamu’s real attraction is its Old town.
The town is characterized by narrow streets and magnificent stone buildings with impressive carved doors, influenced by a unique fusion of Swahili, Arabic, Persian, Indian, and European building styles. The buildings on the seafront with their arcades and open verandas provide a unified visual impression of the town when approaching it from the sea.
The buildings are well preserved and carry a long history that represents the development of Swahili building technology, based on coral, lime, and mangrove poles. Explorers can snorkel, take part in sailing trips with a sail around the island being a top activity and partake in walks along the beach.
Guided tours through the town visiting the Lamu Museum and Siyu Fort will make you look forward to sundowners or meals at different spectacular locations. Other activities that one can do in Lamu include: water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, banana, kneeboards, wakeboards and doughnuts, kayaking, snorkeling, and motor boat tours as well as deep sea fishing are all available from Manda Bay and Lamu Islands.
Lamu hosts a number of the most beautiful hotels and resorts known to the world. For those seeking fine hotels and resorts, Lamu offers some of the best five-star accommodations in Kenya.
Among the best hotels includes: Banana House is a boutique hotel, Baobab House Lamu, Camilla House Lamu, Casuarina Rest House, Darini House Lamu, Forodhani House, Island Hotel Lamu, Kijani Hotel Lamu, Manda Bay Lodge, Mikes Camp Kiwayu, Peponi Hotel Lamu, Waridi House Lamu among others.