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Five days, 4 nights Lamu Flying Packages for Solo Travellers and Couples

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  • Sample activities in Lamu
  • Accommodation options from budget to luxury
  • Go solo, come with your friend/family or join a squad.

Lamu is a place like no other, a peaceful tropical island where life is lived at its own relaxed rhythm, but a place whose history i

s as mysterious and fascinating as the winding streets of its medieval stone town.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 of Lamu began life as a 14th century Swahili settlement, but the island has seen many visitors and influences, including Portuguese explorers, Turkish traders and the Omani Arabs. All left their mark, but Lamu developed its own particular culture, which has ultimately endured.Lamu’s narrow streets remain unchanged, and in the markets and squares around the fort life moves at the same pace as it always has. There are no vehicles on this island, and the donkey and the dhow remain the dominant form of transport.The people of Lamu are great believers in tradition and custom, and this is a strong society built on a respect for the past.

For the traveller, Lamu is a hypnotically exotic experience, made even more enjoyable by the relaxed and welcoming attitudes of the locals. To visit Lamu is to enter another world, and the visitor finds themselves becoming a part of this world. Life slows down, and long days are spent strolling along the waterfront, exploring the town or relaxing on the beaches.Dhow safaris can take you beyond Lamu into the surrounding archipelago, where isolated villages, ancient ruins and a few luxurious and exclusive resorts lie hidden among the islands of Manda, Siyu, Pate and Kiwayu.This idyllic island speaks to the heart and soul, and a trip to Lamu is a romantic experience that can become a lifelong affair.

Getting There

Lamu is best accessed by air. There are scheduled flights daily from Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani Beach and Malindi. The island is serviced by an airstrip on neighbouring Manda Island. The strip can also be used by private charters. A dhow ferries arriving passengers to either Lamu town or Shela. Many yachts also come to Lamu, often sheltering in the channel near Shela.

Getting Around

There are no vehicles on Lamu. The winding streets of the towns are best explored on foot. Shela village and the beaches are also accessible by foot and you can take your baby beach tents there. Alternatively dhows regularly carry paying passengers back and forth from Lamu town to Shela. To access the surrounding islands of Manda, Pate or Siyu, either take an organized Dhow Safari or for the adventurous traveler, just hitch a ride on a passing dhow and explore. It is also possible to hire donkeys to ride around the island.

Known as ‘Kenya Coast’, the new brand has seven unique sub-brands of its own themed around different areas at the Coast; including Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, Tana River, Diani, Watamu and Tsavo.

 
Here are the top things to do in Lamu with rates
 

1) Lamu Island guided-town walking tour & transfers to/from hotel: Ksh 3000 (30 USD) total

2) Kizingoni/Kipungani Day Sailing Trip w/ lunch by the beach,
From Ksh 5000 per person
 
3) Private Dhow Sundowner Cruise with juice & bitings: (Exclusive use of dhow),
From Ksh 2000 per person
 
4) Massage,
Ksh 2000 per person for 30 mns, 
Ksh 3000 per person for 1 hour
 
5) Tubing / Banana Boat,
From Ksh 1500 per person
 
6) Takwa Ruins guided tour & transfers & entry fees,
From Ksh 2000 per person
 
7) 3/4 day snorkeling expedition with lunch,
From Ksh 4500 per person
 
8) Sunrise yoga by the beach with certified instructor,
Ksh 2500 per person
 
9) Henna,
Ksh 1700 per limb
 
10) Kayaking,
Ksh 1500 per person 
 
11) Scuba Diving with instructor, (Applicable for beginners too) 
Ksh 25,000 per person
 
12) Swahili Cooking Class with instructor(s),
From Ksh 2000 per person
 
13) Fishing & Lunch Grill Trip with local fishermen,
From Ksh 3,000 per person
 
14) Turnup for Good donation and site visit included
From Ksh 2000 per person
 
15) Special Turnup Xperience: Sundowner + Night Dhow Cruise (dinner by the beach included),
From Ksh 5,000 per person
 

Package Inclusive of

  • 4 nights accommodation for 2 travellers (double bed or twin beds)
  • Room: Double room
  • Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast for 2 travellers
  • Flight: Wilson->Lamu (0900-1100 hrs) – Skyward Express
  • Flight: Lamu->Wilson (1530-1645 hrs) – East African Air
  • Lamu airport return boat transfers
  • Services of an English speaking boat captain
  • A Turnup Chaperone on call throughout the trip
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Itinerary

Day 1Leave Nairobi, land in Manda Airport

Day 2Sunrise from the rooftop/ beach and enjoy breakfast

Optional activity is Lamu Old Town Tour

Day 3Grab swahili lunch in old town and Private Sundowner Cruise

Optional activity is a dhow Sundowner Cruise with juice & bitings: (Group joining): Ksh 4000 total

Day 4Snorkelling

Day 5Breakfast

Pack and check out after breakfast

Day 6Optional massage

Massage:
Ksh 2000 per person for 30 minutes
Ksh 3000 per person for 1 hour

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