Getting Around Lamu

Most people believe there’s no need for transport (other by the than boats), as everything is a stone’s throw away, and the windy pathways are only just wide enough to walk down. However, donkeys are the primary form of heavy transport on the island.

Getting around By Boats.

Sailing dhows are available for short excursions or longer sailing safaris. Motorized open boats and speedboats operate between the airport, Mokowe (the road head on the mainland) Shela, Manda and Lamu town, as ferries, leaving when they are full and are also available for private hire. All provide life vests, which passengers are required to wear.


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