Day trips include visits to Takwa ruins, Matandoni and Kipungani, or snorkeling, fishing and beach barbeques at Manda Toto or Kinyika Rock. Overnight trips to any of the surrounding islands, such as Pate or Kiwayu, are also possible. If you’d like to soak in the tranquil atmosphere of Lamu, it’s hard to beat a sunset sailing trip on a traditional dhow. This really is a most relaxing and unique experience! Just say the word and Saadi will organize any trip for you in our dhow.


Banana has been fishing since he was a child and has extensive knowledge of the local waters. Join him on his comfortable boat for an unforgettable experience at sea. Watch the sunrise with jumping dolphins, sea turtles and the occasional sailfish or marlin. Banana will take you fishing for game fish such as Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Marlin, Sailfish and Kingfish. You can book Banana’s boat and himself for a whole day or half day deep sea fishing trip.

Swahili Dinner

We organise traditional Swahili dinners, prepared by the local women. If you’re interested, we’ll even take you to the local house where they prepare the dinner from early morning onwards. The dinner is served in our garden, seated on pillows, eaten by hand under the light of candles, the moon and stars.

Beach Barbeque

Weather you are a small or a large group, we’ll organize a fantastic beach barbecue for you, complete with bonfire, Swahili drumming and dancing on the beach!

Swahili Cooking

Experience the real Swahili Cooking at a local house with the local women. Socialise with the Swahili , share ideas and have a lifetime experience!!

Dhow Dinner

Another great way to spend your evening is by having dinner on the dhow. We sail away at sunset and find a quiet spot to anchor the boat, where we serve a simple but delicious dinner. Eat on the boat and gaze at the stars or the moonrise.


Lamu is the ultimate destination if you are a fan of making long walks. The endless beach and beautiful dunes will help you relax and clear your mind so that you can truly rest on your holiday

Henna Painting

In the Swahili culture is henna the decoration for the women at weddings, ceremonies and celebrations. The local women are happy to decorate your hands or feet with henna.