Extend your wonderful holiday in east Africa by escaping to the perfectly relaxing island of Lamu, where the pace slows to a halt. Lamu’s narrow streets remain unchanged, and in the markets and squares around the fort life moves at the same pace as it always has. The port of Lamu has existed for at least a thousand years. There are no vehicles on this island, and the donkey and the dhow remain the dominant form of transport. The town was founded in the 14th century and it contains many fine examples of Swahili architecture. The old city is inscribed on the World Heritage List as "the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa".
A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer to & from the airport.
Sit back and enjoy the scenery during this short flight departing from Wilson Airport in Nairobi and arriving in Lamu, Kenya today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Peponi is a small hotel on the exotic island of Lamu, in the Indian Ocean and off the coast of Kenya. Peponi is located at one end of the fabulous twelve kilometre Shela Beach on the Indian Ocean. The beach is one of the few remaining untouched, empty stretches of coastline in Kenya. It is the perfect place to rest after a safari or a hide away holiday from modern life.
Lamu island is a place where time has stood still. Sign up for activities or simply do nothing, just relax and read a book, listen to the birds, or go for a stroll along the beach in quiet seclusion. Walk along deserted beaches with extraordinary driftwood and sightings of dolphins offshore.
There is a wide range of activities available on-site: excursions, water sports, boat safaris, sailing, fishing from traditional dhow, snorkeling, swimming, walking, and mainland safaris. Explore the narrow streets of Lamu town with its ancient fort, its wood carvers, juice bars and donkeys. Discover the island¹s history at the Lamu Museum, visit the Lamu Donkey Sanctuary, or historic sites. The options are endless.
Sit back and enjoy the scenery during this short flight departing from Lamu and arriving at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Depart from Nairobi international airport - end of itinerary.
PASSPORT/VISAA Passport valid for at least six months and visas are required for both Canadian and US citizens. Visa may be purchased on arrival at the airport. Single entry visa is $50 per person, payable in cash, new bills (no credit cards). Visas may also be obtained in advance through a visa service or through the embassy directly. Processing generally takes 5-7 working days.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the embassy of Kenya for the most up to date visa information.
Nairobi (NBO) (Jomo Kenyatta International) is 16km (10 miles) southeast of the city. Mombasa (MBA) (Moi International) is 13km (8 miles) west of the city. NOTE: Only newly printed USD currency and local currency will be accepted in East Africa, any USD currency printed without the new security measures will not be accepted. HEALTHHealth insurance is essential. Guests of Kensington Tours are covered by East African Flying Doctor Services included in the tour price. This coverage guarantees that any member injured or ill while on safari will be airlifted back to Nairobi to the international hospital. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/kenya.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital - Nairobi. Language - Swahili is the national language and English is the official language. There are over 42 ethnic languages spoken, including Kikuyu and Luo. Religion - Mostly traditional but there is a sizeable Christian population (both Catholic and Protestant) and a small Muslim community. Time - GMT + 3. Electricity - 220/240 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs are UK-type square three-pin. Bayonet-type light sockets exist in Kenya. Telephone - Country code: 254 (followed by 20 for Nairobi, 41 for Mombasa and 51 for Nakuru). Mobile phone coverage is widespread. There are Internet cafes in major cities and hotels.
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