Transfer & Scenic Flights

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" padding_bottom="100" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] text [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text]Lamu can be reached by air from Kenya’s main airports, namely: Nairobi, Mombasa and Malindi. All flights land on Manda Island, just across the channel from Lamu. The Majlis can also organize a tailor-made pick-up from Kenya’s main airports for those guests wishing to save time or avoid having to fly to Lamu with local commercial airplanes.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text]Daily flight trips can also be pre-booked to exclusive destinations in Kenya along the coast or in game parks.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text]Scenic flights are highly recommended as small planes can fly over beautiful stretches of undisturbed beaches, thick mangrove forests, remote islands,...

Cultural Excursions

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" padding_bottom="100" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lamu is an Indian Ocean destination with an important history and culture. We enclose the main highlights followed by a description of each excursion.Lamu Archipelago Lamu Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site Oldest and best preserved “living” Swahili settlement in East Africa There are more historical sites and monuments than the whole East Africa combined Several museums to visit On Manda island, you can visit the Takwa ruins On Pate Island, you can visit Siyu Fort and the Shanga ruins[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] Trip to Lamu Town Lamu Old Town was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre in...

Fitness, Cardio & Wellness

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" padding_bottom="100" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] text [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] Beach and cross-country jogging For our active guests, jogging can be done on the beach seafront or on the back of the hotel where there are several tracks. Depending on the level of fitness, we recommend two jogging trips, one to the coral quarry of Timboni (6-7 kms or about 40 minutes) and the second one to the Takwa ruins (10-12 kms or about 1 hour and 20 minutes). A personal trainer is available, if required, to accompany our guests.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] Mountain biking The Majlis has several mountain bikes which can be used all day long by our guests. From...

Kitesurfing

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" padding_bottom="50" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] text [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] The Majlis kite school The Majlis kite school is located on Shela beach, one of the best spots in Kenya and considered among the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. The school offers the latest kite equipment with an experienced teacher on duty all day long. Transfers from the hotel to the kite spot take about 5 minutes by boat and can be arranged at all times.The spot is very wide and quiet, making learning easier and safer both for beginners and intermediate/advanced riders. The location has a sandy bottom with no corrals and, most importantly, there...

Watersports & Snorkeling

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" padding_bottom="100" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] text [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text]The Majlis offers a full range of water sports. The calm waters off the Ras Kitau bay and the Takwa mangrove creek behind the hotel are ideal for water-skiing, wake-boarding and doughnut rides. The Majlis has two speed boats specifically dedicated for these activities.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] Waterskiing & wakeboarding Depending on the tide level and wind direction, waterskiing is possible in the Ras Kitau bay or in the mangrove channel (Takwa creek) which is just 5 minutes away. We have a range of water-skis and wakeboards both for adults and children.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] Windsurfing & Kite-surfing Windsurfing & kite-surfing is possible on the...

Fishing in Lamu

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" padding_bottom="100" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] text [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] Deep-sea fishing Deep sea fishing in the Lamu archipelago waters is famous worldwide both for its variety and for the quantity of sport fish caught, including Marlin (striped, black and blue), Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Giant Trevally and Kingfish. The best fishing season is from October through to April and is a wonderful way to spend either a half or full day out on the Indian Ocean. Deep-sea fishing requires 24 hours notice.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] Reef and river-creek and fishing Reef and river-creek fishing in the mangrove channels can be done with traditional hand lines. Our boat captain will bring...

Boat & Mainland Safaris

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Boat Excursions

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" padding_bottom="100" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] text [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text] Excursion around Lamu Island by boat Lamu Island is the island facing the Majlis hotel. Depending on weather, the trip around Lamu Island can be arranged clock wise from the open sea or by following the channel between the mainland and Lamu Island. The boat will stop on the beach of Kizingo point. On the way back, there is an option to visit the Matondoni or Kipungani villages. The trip is typically organized by speed boat but our dhow sailing boat can also be used. This is a half day trip and can take up to 3-4 hours....