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Trip summary:This tour takes you to Lamu -a town, an island and an archipelago. Lamu has an ambiance of medieval romance that attracts those who are offended by the burdens of our modern existence. It has in recent years found favour with the international glitterati. Life in the island goes on almost like it did in the 14th century when the settlement was founded. The Lamu museum is on the waterfront, occupying a house once occupied by Jack Haggard, Queen Victoria’s consul in this then important outpos
|Day 1: Depart Nairobi to Lamu
Early morning breakfast and later transfer to Wilson Airport, Nairobi for your flight to Lamu. The flight departs at 1315 hrs and lands at Lamu at 1500 hrs. On arrival you will be met and transferred by boat to the Kipungani Bay Beach Hotel on Lamu Island.Kipungani Bay Hotel with its traditional thatched-roof villas reflects the unique heritage and diversity of the multi- cultural island. Accommodation is in 15 well-spaced beach cottages. The walls and floors are made of local palm leaves called ’Mikeka’. Each room has a king size bed, ceiling fan and a verandah facing the ocean. Dinning at Kipungani offers giant crab claw platters of seafood and fish. Meals and drinks are served in the privacy of your verandah.Dinner and overnight at Kipungani Bay Beach Hotel
Day 2: Lamu.
You spend the full day at Lamu.Lamu Town is a World Heritage Site and part of the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya. This ancient town is the main trade center of the Lamu Island. This Swahili settlement is Kenya’s oldest inhabited town having hosted Chinese traders, Portuguese invaders and Omani rulers. You will fall in love with Swahili architecture, culture and hospitality in this world famous and the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. This Muslim town is largely ethnically diverse and tourists are expected to wear more than bikinis and shorts. The narrow streets are best explored on donkey back, bike or on foot on this former slave trade hub. The sights in this romantic town are abundant; the donkey sanctuary, the ancient mosques hosting the Muslim Maulid Festival, Lamu Fort and the Lamu Museum – home to the Island’s ceremonial horn. The Town Square or the seafront are perfect places to relax as you watch the residents pass by. The Lamu museum – a World Heritage Site – is one of the most beautiful African locations situated on the Lamu Archipelago on the Kenyan Northern Coast. The museum is housed inside the fort – on a waterfront - constructed by the Sultan of Oman, a key ancient Lamu ally. At a point in time the fort housed Baluchi soldiers, thus encouraging development around it. Jack Haggard, Queen Victoria’s consul occupied this fort that now showcases Swahili artifacts, jewelry and crafts unequaled anywhere else. This is the place to get glimpses of vintage Swahili two-storied oblong houses with an open courtyard and their carved doors. The Maulid Festival is a fantastic climax to your Lamu tour.Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Kipungani Bay Beach Hotel
Day 3: Nairobi
After breakfast, you spend the morning at leisure followed by lunch at the hotel. At 1430 hrs, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi departing at 1600 hrs. You land in Nairobi at 1745 hrs after which you are transferred to your Nairobi hotel.End of Gofan Services!
-Transfer to Airport/Airstrip at Nairobi and Lamu
- Nairobi- Lamu return flight
- Accommodation and meals at Lamu as indicated above
- Government taxes
- Extras - tips, drinks, or any other personal expenses
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