Things to do in Lamu

Lamu, a unique and fascinating travel destination located on the northern coast of Kenya, offers visitors an experience steeped in rich culture and history. The island's stunning beaches, including Shela Beach, and diverse wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales, make it the perfect place to relax and explore. Lamu also offers a variety of adventure activities, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and kite surfing. Visitors can enjoy the island's delicious cuisine, heavily influenced by Swahili and Arabic traditions. For those looking for a luxurious stay, Shanzu Beachfront Holiday Apartments provide stunning views of the Indian Ocean and easy access to the beach. Lamu is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable and exotic experience.

If you’re looking for a unique and exotic vacation destination, then look no further than Lamu. Located on the Kenyan coast, Lamu is an island that is steeped in history and culture, making it a great place to explore and learn. But why should you choose Lamu as your next travel destination.

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Here are just a few reasons why Lamu should be on your travel bucket list:

  1. Rich Culture and History

Lamu is one of the oldest and most well-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. The island is filled with traditional Swahili architecture, narrow streets, and rich cultural heritage. The island is also home to the Lamu Museum, which houses artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of the island’s history

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“Kenya, Lamu Island, traditional carved wooden door.”
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African donkeys walking down the street

Lamu Museum

  1. Stunning Beaches

Lamu is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Shela Beach. With its clear blue waters, pristine sands, and stunning sunsets, Shela Beach is the perfect place to relax and unwind

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  1. Wildlife

Lamu is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales. Visitors can take boat tours to see these creatures up close and personal.

  1. Adventure Activities

For those looking for an adrenaline rush, Lamu offers a variety of adventure activities. Visitors can go snorkeling, scuba diving, kite surfing, and even skydiving!

  1. Delicious Cuisine

Lamu is known for its delicious cuisine, which is heavily influenced by Swahili and Arabic traditions. Visitors can try traditional dishes like biryani, pilau, and samosas.

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One of the best ways to experience all that Lamu has to offer is by staying at Shanzu Beachfront Holiday Apartments. These luxurious apartments offer stunning views of the Indian Ocean and are just steps away from Shela Beach. The apartments are fully equipped with all the amenities you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.


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