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Lamu overview

Lamu is a budget-friendly place known for its rich culture and oceanfront, and surrounded by picturesque views of beaches and islands. You'll enjoy Lamu's museums and monuments, along with activities like boating and sailing. Soak up some sunshine at Shela Beach and Manda Beach. Don't miss your chance to see attractions like Lamu Fort and German Post Office Museum. Lamu is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Lamu

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Lamu has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Lamu with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Lamu hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Lamu hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Lamu

Fly in to Lamu (LAU-Manda), 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from downtown Lamu.

What to see around Lamu

The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • German Post Office Museum
  • • Lamu Museum
It's notable for its beaches and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Shela Beach
  • • Manda Beach

When to visit Lamu

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 88°F day, 74°F night
  • April-June: 88°F day, 70°F night
  • July-September: 84°F day, 69°F night
  • October-December: 87°F day, 72°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.24 inches
  • April-June: 0.47 inches
  • July-September: 0.39 inches
  • October-December: 0.43 inches
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