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This is an area of North Kenya Coast that 25,000 people reside in.
The national capital, Nairobi, is situated 290 miles west of Lamu, while Manda Island lies 6 miles to the east.
Shela Beach and Manda Beach are two of the more popular stretches of coast here. It isn't hard to spend the entire afternoon lazing around at either, so pack some delicious snacks and enjoy the fresh sea air and picturesque views.
Take the family out for an informative morning at the German Post Office Museum or the Lamu Museum, two popular cultural attractions here. Stroll through the rooms at you admire the collections, or simply savor some downtime in one of the quiet spaces.
Checking out the defensive structures at Lamu Fort is an easy way to find out more about the area's military past.
This lodge is by the ocean, nestled on a beach in Lamu within easy reach of scuba diving and snorkelling. Regional attractions also include Shela Beach and Lamu Fort.