The Lamu Archipelago has been an important port on the Indian Ocean coast since the 12th century. With its mysterious history and medieval stone town, Lamu is a mix of Portuguese explorers, Turkish traders, the Omani Empire and has gained the status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lamu’s unique blend of beaches, gentle Islamic ambience, funky old town and the eccentric local population, a blend of Arab, Indian, African and European cultures is probably why so many celebrities find the simplicity and privacy of Lamu so attractive.
Whether you rent a holiday home, stay in a traditional guest – house or opt for a hotel room, visiting the Lamu archipelago is more than just a great travel experience, it’s a magical place with its own unique sense of serenity. Discover this unique culture and mysterious history of the archipelago.
Lamu Lifestyle offers a selection of holiday homes and luxury house rentals. We tailor make your holiday to suit your budget and individual needs. Whether you are looking for 5 star exclusive, luxury accommodation, bungalows on the beach or fully serviced Swahili rooms, we have a range of accommodation available.
The Archipelago is made up of centuries old and well preserved Swahili settlements. Choose one of our island hopping tours and travel by a traditional sailing dhow, or by our fully crewed speedboat, passingfishing villages and stopping at remote beaches to picnic after snorkeling. Visit one of the historical villages or simply camp out privately on the beach. We can arrange private tours, tailor-made for you on a full board basis. Visit Kipungani, Matandoni, Pate Island or Kiwayu and discover the unique culture and mysterious history of the Lamu Archipelago. We can create an individual experience where time is set by the tides, call to prayer and phases of the moon.
Get lost in a sea of tranquility dotted with dhows, a sea which at night is wrapped in silence and covered by millions of stars.Fancy a sunset sail or a moonlight dinner on board a traditional Swahili Dhow? Take a historical tour to the ruins or a relaxing day trip with a barbeque lunch? Lamu Lifestylecan arrange amemorable experience for you.
Who we are
Ahmed Idarus, Captain Chande, born and bred in Shela, will guide you in making your holiday a unique and relaxing experience. Planning a holiday?
His knowledge of the area is without a doubt one of the best kept secrets in the area. He can arrange your tours, accommodation requests and transfers whilst maintaining high standards of security.
Ahmed and his team, work together with local women throughout the archipelago to ensure that local girls have the opportunity to afford an education, empowering the lives of local womenin the area. He will ensure peace of mind whilst handling all your staffing needs, security, house management and maintenance requests. Ahmed and his team have the answers for any request.
Relax and discover the white sandy beaches of Lamu, secluded coves and coral reefs. Snorkel, sail, water ski, deep-sea fish or relax and take a boat to disc over more of this World Heritage site.
Book your adventure tour through us and we will ensure you have a safe and secure crew or guide to lead you to discover the hidden gems of Lamu.
Turtle hatching, historical tours, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, yoga, snorkeling, sailing, cooking classes, donkey rides, bird watching and more.