On the far northern Kenyan coastline, idyllic, exclusive 'Robinson Crusoe' style hideaways and islands await. A truly isolated experience for those keen on quiet beaches and idyllic snorkelling and diving opportunities.
Lamu Archipelago Facts
- When to visit the park: August - March (for deep-sea fishing), July - September (whale season)
- Climate: Warm and pleasant. Daily temperatures at about 30°C to 35°C in warmer months
- Rainfall: 750mm - 1500mm per annum
- Altitude: sea level
Information On Lamu Archipelago
Currently, we do not offer accommodation or safaris to the region.
This is the enchanting world of the Lamu Archipelago, a group of four exotic islands teeming with colourful Coral Reefs and clear blue waters lapping at rolling dunes and unexplored beaches.
In the untouched town of Lamu, cars are not permitted, and a quiet life is preferred. Donkey carts, stone buildings, mosques and forts line the cobbled streets where ancient traditions and Swahili customs abound within Islamic culture. The town has its own distinctive architecture, and among the mango and coconut plantations, traders sell their wares and are more than willing to engage in bartering with tourists. Along the coast, white-sailed dhows dot the coastal waters.
Watersports include; diving, snorkelling, sailing, fishing and exploring the endless beaches, which is a safari in itself. Manda Bay is a sanctuary for wildlife that includes many mammals, butterflies and reptiles. Birdlife here includes bush shrikes, bee-eaters, fish eagle, herons, ibises, weavers, sunbirds, mousebirds and more.
Close to the shore - Dolphins, Turtles, Giant Moray Eels, Rays, and Barracuda can be found whilst the azure blue deep ocean offers unlimited Deep Sea Sport Fishing in season (August to March). With experienced crews and well-equipped boats, fish for Marlin, Sailfish, Broadbill, Tuna & Wahoo with great success. Humpback Whales and whale sharks visit these coastal waters from July to September to raise their young.
Where is Lamu Archipelago located?
2° south of the equator and just below the Somali border is where the Lamu Archipelago is located. Click here for an overview via Google Maps of the entire area; Google Maps - Lamu Archipelago
Main Attractions Of Lamu Archipelago
- Endless unexplored beaches teeming with underwater wildlife
- Watersports, whale watching and in-season fishing
- Forgotten towns and Arabic-Swahili cultures