Flying safaris to Lamu Island, Lamu town is the largest town on Lamu Island, which in turn is a part of the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya. The town was founded in the 14th century and it contains many fine examples of Swahili architecture. Lamu town is also the headquarters of Lamu District and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The town's history is marked by a Portuguese invasion which began in 1506, and the Omani domination around 1813 (the year of the Battle of Shela). A port was founded on the island of Lamu by Arab traders at least as early as the fourteenth century, when the Pwani Mosque was built. The island prospered on the slave trade. The Portuguese invasion was prompted by the nation's successful mission to control trade along the coast of the Indian Ocean.
Depart Nairobi for the flight to Lamu Island. Overnight at a Hotel.
Full day relaxing and enjoying the beach overnight at a Hotel.
Fly back to Nairobi.