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Lamu - Getting Around
Lamu, Kenya. Getting Around

Lamu is best accessed by air. There are scheduled flights daily from Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani Beach and Malindi. The island is serviced by an airstrip on neighbouring Manda Island. The strip can also be used by private charters.

A dhow ferries arriving passengers to either Lamu town or Shela. Many yachts also come to Lamu, often sheltering in the channel near Shela.

There are no vehicles on Lamu Island.
The winding streets of the towns are best explored on foot. Shela village and the beaches are also accessible by foot.  Alternatively dhows regularly carry paying passengers back and forth from Lamu town to Shela. 

To access the surrounding islands of Manda, Pate or Siyu, either take an organized Dhow Safari or for the adventurous traveller, just hitch a ride on a passing dhow and explore. It is also possible to hire donkeys to ride around the island.



 
 

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