About Lamu Town

Willing to enjoy holidays in Kenya Africa? Lamu Islands serve as an ideal destination for you to enjoy your holidays in Kenya.

The Lamu Archipelago is a small group of islands situated on Kenya’s northern coast line. It is made up of Lamu Island, Manda island , Pate island and Kiwayu Island.

Lamu Town is the headquarters of Lamu District, one of the six districts of Kenya’s Coastal Province, which borders the Indian Ocean to the east, the Tana River District to the south-west and the Garissa District to the north.

Old is Gold

Lamu Town is the oldest living Swahili town in Kenya, comparable to Zanzibar in Tanzania. The town dates back to the 12th century. Due to its unique location along Arabic, Indian and African trade routes, Lamu Kenya flourished as a maritime hub whose main population, the Swahili, engaged in international trade, fishing and farming. The architecture of Lamu in Kenya is uniquely Swahili, with its narrow streets, storied buildings, intricately carved wooden doors and numerous mosques. Tightly built along narrow streets bordering the seafront, Lamu’s architecture and rich Swahili influences make it among the most charming spots for Kenya luxury holidays.

Getting to Lamu

Lamu in Kenya can be reached by air from Kenya’s main airports, namely: map-kenya-lamu-archipelago-majlis-hotel-lamu Nairobi, Mombasa and Malindi. All flights land on Manda Island Lamu, just across the channel from Lamu. The Majlis, one of the well-reckoned Kenya safari and beach holiday resorts can organize a tailor-made pick-up from Kenya’s main airports. Pick up facilities are offered for those guests wishing to save time or avoid having to fly to Lamu, Kenya with local commercial airplanes.

Travel by Air

There are several airlines offering daily flights to Lamu from Nairobi, Malindi and Mombasa. From Nairobi, flights to Lamu depart typically from Wilson airport but there is also one flight from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Flight time from Nairobi is about one hour and half. Flight schedules change depending on the season and demand.

We also offer the possibility to pre-book private daily charter flight trips to exclusive destinations in Kenya along the coast or in game parks. Our beach resort, the Majlis is a perfect place for personalized beach holidays in Kenya that may include honeymoon, renewal of marriage vows, wedding, corporate events or other special events. For your comfort and utmost convenience, we offer quick online reservations, in addition to helpful travel tips and guidance. Make the most of your safari and beach holidays in Kenya with us.

Travel by Bus

The main bus companies operating between Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu are TSS, Falcon, Zam Zam, Khadi Star and Tawakal.

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