Lamu is a small island about 341KM from Mombasa by road. Lamu is a popular destination since it has hosted major Muslim religious festivals since the 19th century, and has become a significant center for the study of Islamic and Swahili cultures.
Lamu Island, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2001 and a center of Swahili and Islamic culture for over 700 years, is the most popular and most developed of the islands and its hotels have gained a well-deserved reputation for delivering a superb ‘barefoot luxury experience.
With its seemingly endless stretch of golden sands and tasteful assortment of coral heritage guesthouses, portions of Lamu Island (particularly Shela Village and the south coast) evoke a beach-lover’s paradise. But Lamu Island is so much more than an East African beach destination! with a population of about 2,000 people is one of the most serene places in Kenya. It is Kenya’s most preferred vacation destination