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Latest News from Lamu

Lamu Island is a peaceful sanctuary. It only takes 4 hours to walk the whole way round it and has a tiny population. So, honestly, there's not many newsworthy stories to tell you about. But when something does happen, we like to share it! Particularly when it's good news...

Marine Conservation

It's such great news that the turtle population in the Lamu archipelago has, thanks to the efforts of the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust, risen by 50% in recent times. Find out more about their work and the island community by watching this great video.

Two Swahili men sitting in Lamu Old Town, Kenya

UNESCO Lamu Old Town

Lamu Old Town is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa, retaining its traditional functions. Hence its attribution as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors.cultures. See UNESCO for more...


Deuli House at Night

Whilst it's not exactly news, we were delighted when one of the guests who rented our house kindly sent us this photo. It captures Deuli House's mellow vibe rather well, we think.


Island Hopping

You may enjoy a great article in Conde Nast Traveller titled Island-Hopping in Kenya's Lamu Archipelago, with the strap line: Covered in ninth-century ruins, sandy beaches, and boho boutique hotels, the islands blend Swahili, Arab, Chinese, and Indian cultures. Read article...


Thank you Norway

This is no ordinary cooker! It's an incredibly efficient waste incinerator that will help keep our gorgeous island clean in the most ecological way possible. So, a big thank you to our friends in Norway.

lamu fish

Scuba Diving

Diving from Lamu is best from November to March. There is only one specialist dive operator in Lamu who we can put you in touch with either before you arrive or during your stay. It's run by a very friendly Englishman and the diving is from a traditional dhow at sites around one and a half hours sailing time from the island.

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