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Lamu Island: Traditional Dhow Trip Around the Island
  • Lamu Island: Traditional Dhow Trip Around the Island

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Lamu Island: Traditional Dhow Trip Around the Island

Explore Lamu Island on a 4-hour cruise on board a traditional dhow. The calm waters around Lamu are perfect for sailing, and the neighboring islands are well worth visiting. Discover their small fishing villages and stunning beaches.

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  • Cruise around Lamu and visit nearby islands
  • Enjoy a relaxing experience aboard a traditional dhow
  • Visit isolated villages, deserted beaches, and historical ruins


Enjoy a half-day cruise around Lamu Island aboard a beautiful sailing boat. After pickup from your hotel on Lamu Island, sail in a traditional dhow, used for hundreds of years along the Swahili coast by merchants and adventurers alike. See the highlights of Lamu Island and the surrounding archipelago, and admire the stunning landscape of the Kenyan coast. Tour around the island, crossing canals and cruising on open water. Pass stunning beaches, rolling dunes, and coconut and mango plantations. Visit the traditional village of Matandoni, where the dhows are built, as well as other Jamwi handicrafts such as bags, baskets, rugs, and more. Stop in Kipungani to savor the fresh fish onboard or on the deserted beach. At the end of the tour you'll be dropped off at your hotel.


4-hour cruise
Hotel pickup and drop-off around Lamu Island
Bottled water
Souvenirs (available for purchase)

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