Lamu Island tour is recoil to the undying charm of Lamu Island from Mombasa. The 4 days Lamu archipelago by air /road starts from your hotel on a scenic drive to Malindi airport where we board the 30 minutes flight to Manda Island’s airstrip. Lamu is one of the best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa, retaining its traditional functions. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is distinguished by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doorsLamu is famous for its many festivals and more recently is becoming known not only as a wellness destination but also, with the up-and-coming conservancies, offering riches of unmatchable experiences for tourists and holidaymakers.
You will be met upon arrival and transferred by traditional dhow boat to your hotel. Spend the day relaxing in the hotel, by the pool or walk around along the beach.
UNESCO World Heritage Site The tour includes: Lamu Fort, museums, Lamu Market, Germany post office ( the first post office in Lamu), Furniture stores and the Donkey Sanctuary. Lamu’s narrow streets remain untouched, the markets the fort life moves at the same pace as it always has. The donkey and the dhow remain the prevailing form of transport there are no cars in Lamu Island.After the Lamu tour, will be heading for lunch and a bit of afternoon nap before heading for sunset cruise in the evening.The sunset cruise is totally tranquil and romantic. Discover the mangrove bushes and different types of birds from the dhow; see a clear view of Shela village and Lamu town from the Takwa channel. For the photographers this is the best opportunity to have a photo shoot of the marvelous scene of the sunset.
Immediately after breakfast we will embark on a half day sailing, fishing and swimming. The fishing session is for about 2 hrs and later have the rest of the time to swim and explore the Manda beach. The dhow is equipped with fishing lines and bait. Lunch barbeque is served in the dhow or at the beach.
As usual breakfast will be served at your hotel. You will have all the morning hours to stroll by the beach, buy some souvenirs and enjoy last view of the island. After lunch you will be transferred to Manda Airstrip to catch the afternoon flight. You will be met again at Malindi Airport and Road transferred back to Mombasa.
After a relaxing breakfast, you will return to Arusha, arriving around noon. Those who wish to combine this safari with a trip to Zanzibar can take a flight from the local Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport. Lunch will be taken en-route.