Day by day itinerary as follows:
Day 1: Nairobi -Lamu
You arrive in Lamu for a late lunch and check in at a Swahili style guest house in Shela – a small fishing village south from Lamu town. In the afternoon, just relax on Shela’s beautiful beach. Watch the sun set above the soft yellow sand dunes. The banana house rooftop contains a large bedroom, bathroom, separate sitting and dinning areas plus a sun or star gazing baraza (Swahili bench) with sea views across the tree tops. It is a private and afavorite place to stay in Shela. Overnight at Banana house.
Banana House - Standard room or Banana Penthouse – Up Scale
Day 2: Lamu
Have an early morning swim, a walk on the beach and return to house for breakfast. Lamu is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Afternoon on own leisure
Dinner and overnight at Banana house. (B)
Day 3: lamu –optional Dhow sailing
After breakfast, you will have an OPTIONAL half day or a full day dhow sail with our famous shalihina Dhow at an EXTRA COST. The Indian Ocean hosts a number of spectacular and colorful fish like garfish, zebra fish, Parrot fish and there is a good chance of spotting dolphins. Return to Shela for dinner.
Overnight at Banana Penthouse. (B)
Day 4: Lamu -Nairobi
Morning activities of your own choice, check out and departure Shela 1.30 pm transfer by boat to Lamu airport for afternoon flight to Nairobi.
All Year Round Rates
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This program is inclusive of:
- Airport Transfers in Nairobi
- Airport Boat transfers in Lamu
- Three nights Swahili style Top floor Penthouse on a Bed & Breakfast
- Return flights to and from Lamu
This program is NOT inclusive of:
- Personal expenses; tips, alcoholic drinks, etc.
- Activities (can be booked direct from the houses or our office)
- International flight
- Any drinks, lunches and dinners.
In order to show respect for the local Muslim Swahili people on Lamu and its surrounding islands, we advise you to dress appropriately, covering shoulders and knees when in town, never to sunbathe without bikini or swim suit,
Important personal equipment to bring is sun hat, sun glasses and sun lotion, a pair of binoculars, swim & snorkel gear, mosquito repellent,
Payments: Kenyan shillings preferred, very few guest houses or restaurants take VISA, Master Cards etc
Restaurants Lamu / Banana House;
Peponi Bar & restaurant, Shela beach; exclusive & excellent food, reservations needed though, all alcohol beverages available
Kijani Restaurant, Shela; well cooked international menu at reasonable prices, wines & beers available
Bahari Guest House, Shela – excellent fruit juices & banana pancakes, no alcohol beverages
Stop Over Restaurant, Shela; budget place with local dishes, no alcohol beverages.
Banana house has a well equipped kitchen excellent cook, friendly staff, and gives the opportunity to prepare lunch or dinner on request.
The meal can be anything like ginger crab, barbecued snapper, tuna carpaccio or delicious fresh fruit salad with papaya, pineapple and passion.
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Vegetarian food is available on request.