Shela Village Lamu

Shela Village on Lamu Island is amaze of narrow sandy lanes, ancient tall stone houses, makuti thatched dwellings, mosques, ruins and a spacious square fringed by a few market stalls, small shops. The old town is the longest surviving settlement in Kenya.

Lamu is the best preserved Swahili habitat in East Africa comparable to its peer the Zanzibar in Tanzania. The town dates back to at least the 12th century .The now classified UNESCO as world heritage site, the town is full of history and culture. The narrow streets do not allow motorized transport, where people move around on foot or by bicycle or donkey. Travelers can view the ancient ruins and also experience historical architecture as well as visit the communities for a colorful culture immersion. Lamu Island is a place where time has stood still. Away from the rat race here it’s just relaxation and relaxation or just read a book, listen to the birds, as well as the ocean rumble or go for a stroll along the beach.

Highlights of Shela Village Lamu

  • Relaxing is the main activity on in Shela Village

  • Sunset or longer trip on a traditional Swahili dhow.

  • Weddings and honey moon

  • Parties celebrating historical events- wedding anniversary, family reunion

  • Shela Village lies at the end of an untouched 12km beach on Lamu Island.

  • Seven miles of secluded golden sands

  • Relaxing massage

Adventure and Pleasure at the Shela Village Lamu

  • A sea ideal for swimming
  • Body surfing and Diving
  • Windsurfing and water skiing
  • Fishing or boating
  • Windsurf, kite surf, sail
  • Walk along deserted beaches with extraordinary driftwood and sightings of dolphins offshore.
  • Watch a local football match.
  • Explore the narrow streets of Lamu town with its ancient fort, its wood carvers, juice bars and donkeys.
  • Visit one of the lodges in Kipungani on the other side of the island.
  • Discover the island’s history at the Lamu Museum.
  • Visit the Lamu Donkey Sanctuary and the and the Lamu Animal Welfare Clinic

Sample Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival Nairobi  Day 2 - 8: Flight to Lamu - the Shela Island Day 9 : Fly from Lamu –Nairobi to Homebound

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