Lamu – Let’s hope it remains

Lamu

Well well well, Lamu is the most interesting little island I have seen and I hope it gets to stay the way it is for a long time to come.

We stayed in Shela on Lamu island and had a great little place to relax. We stayed for two nights as it is quite pricey even out of season but we are very glad we took the opportunity to do this on our trip. Not once did we feel unsafe and to be quite honest there were more travelers on Lamu then there were on the entire stretch of coastline we did after Lamu. The weather was great so we were really lucky.

We discovered Lamu town on our first day and you can honestly spend a day with your camera just walking the narrow little streets while popping into art galleries that are on every corner, and the amazing thing is every gallery had something different about their art and crafts…. Usually you will see the same things in each place. While strolling along, you can refresh yourself with fresh coconut juice and then for lunch we stumbled upon a great restaurant that served monster crab – It was simply delicious!!! As you will see from Mike’s blog pics of me digging in.

At our little abode, we sat on the rooftop each night for dinner looking down on the town of Shela and the amazing backdrop behind it of the lagoon, palm trees and un-spoilt magic. There are no cars on Lamu, your mode of transport is by foot or donkey and I think this is makes the island so much more endearing.

This spot comes as a recommendation from us, book your flights now and head on over for some authentic island dwelling. The island is predominantly Muslim and everyone you bump into is so very friendly. You do not get hassled in Lamu at all compared to the rest of the African mainland. Go go go!

Shela Island

Shela Island

Mike picking up a donkey

Mike picking up a donkey

View of Lamu Island from the water

View of Lamu Island from the water

Shela from the water

Shela from the water

Hive of activity on Lamu

Hive of activity on Lamu

Lamu

Lamu

 

Monster crab – In it!

The streets of Lamu’s waterfront

Lamu’s mode of transport

Lamu’s mode of transport

Our view from our abode in Shela

Our view from our abode in Shela

 

 

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