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BEST TIME TO VISIT LAMU DURING YOUR COASTAL TRAVELS IN EASTERN KENYA

The humidity on Lamu Island is higher than inland Kenya, although the humidity levels are no higher than other beachfront holiday locations in Kenya and parts of coastal East Africa. Humidity peaks from mid-day to late afternoon and is the highest during the months of January to March. The average day temperatures ranging lower 80’s F to 90’s F (26 C to 32 C) depending on the seasonal month, and January to March are the warmest months. Cooler temperatures typically occur in July, August and September. The nighttime temperature averages around 73-79 F (23-26 C) dependent on the cooler and warmer months of the year. Depending on what time of year you visit Lamu Island, you may be subjected to rainfall. The global climate has become more unpredictable, but there are two rainy seasons on Lamu Island. In April and May, the long rainy season arrives and ends by June, and you should expect an average of 12 to 18 days of rain producing a monthly average of 7 to 12 inches of precipitation. There are days that it rains only for a few hours switching between overcast and sunlight during the day. The shorter rainy season from November and December brings approximately 8 to 10 days of rain producing a total monthly average of 2 to 4 inches of rain. The rainy periods brings a pricing advantage. Rooming costs reduce and some AfricanMecca guests stay longer to maximize their time on the beach. Lamu Island is a fabulous place to visit any time of year, but for the unsurpassed seaside vacation on the Indian Ocean, we recommend that you visit during the two dry seasons that begins in July and ends in October and also January through February. You will enjoy longer hours of sunlight throughout the year, giving you plenty of time for the many activities that make Lamu Island a remote, secluded "sun and sand" lover's paradise.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAMU
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WHERE TO STAY IN LAMU

For boutique lodgings, we recommend Majlis Resort and Manda Bay while Kizingoni Beach Houses, Kipungani or even Kizingo Lodge are excellent mid-range experiences. Kijani Hotel is a budget option.

TOUR LAMU ATTRACTIONS
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TOUR LAMU ATTRACTIONS

Your seaside and cultural escapade to Lamu will be unforgettable. Tour of the old town, snorkeling, dhow safari, deep sea fishing, active watersports such kitesurfing, waterskiing are all available.

GUIDE ON LAMU
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GUIDE ON LAMU

Lamu Island is a distinctive beach and cultural travel destination in Africa. With a history that dates back to the 14th century, the island represents a time when life was much simpler and stress-free.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

What are our Customers saying about us? READ MORE REVIEWSfive star africanmecca safaris reviews

  • AfricanMecca Safari could not have been more helpful through the entire process of planning our trip to Kenya. Our trip to Lamu (a suggestion by Raza) was incredible, and Kizingo is a perfect place to stay there. All in all, we had an amazing time in Kenya.
    Jordan Klein & Anna Kohanski - New York, United States
  • Lamu was fabulous. hot and sunny and we again were delighted with our accommodation. Everything was run smoothly and without any hitches and we are most grateful for a truly memorable holiday of a life time. You organised everything efficiently which made life so easy for us.
    Angela Cook - London, United Kingdom
  • I had just the BEST time in Lamu - quite probably the holiday of my life - and am determined to go back in November. I have to say, the holiday was made by Altaf's dedication to what I needed - he worked very hard to ensure I got the full ten night stay at Kipungani, and I was impressed to say the least. Many thanks - I'll be back.
    Jeremy King, Senior Producer GMTV - London, United Kingdom
  • Raza, I have returned from the trip to Kenya you arranged. It went quite well and all of your advice about hotels etc was correct and prevented me from doing things less than optimal. I really enjoyed Lamu; it is one of the best beaches I have seen.
    Dr Thomas Walshe - Boston, Massachusetts - United States
  • Raza, I want to tell you that all aspects of our travel arrangements with you ran smoothly. Our visit to Lamu was most enjoyable and a pleasant contrast to the highlands. I will unreservedly recommend AfricanMecca to others.
    Peter Moody - Cape Town, South Africa
  • I wanted to email you to say how well all your arrangements came together for Lamu - Peponi Hotel. The logistics worked very well, the venues fulfilled all expectations - the whole experience was splendid.
    Robyn Taylor - Brisbane, Australia
  • Lamu Palace was really quite exotic, with again wonderful people, in great location, I felt like I was in the movie Casablanca. I will recommend your company to anyone I know travelling to Kenya. In deep appreciation...
    Lynne Crawford - Boston, Massachusetts - United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI AND BEACH TRIP IDEA FOR LAMU IN EASTERN KENYA

When beach vacationing in Lamu, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Lamu attractions and cultural activities. Experience your beach and cultural escapade in Lamu after completing your Kenya safari to Amboseli, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Naivasha.

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