Things You Should Think About
Our primary goal is to see tourists and community residents share information, so we can better help each other preserve Lamu’s unique culture and natural environment.
Smoking Ban In Kenya
It is illegal to smoke cigarettes in public places in Kenya. This is a new Law from the Ministry of Health. You are not restricted to smoking in Lamu and where restricted, you will find a notice directing you to the smoking zone.
Keeping In Touch
Many tourists ask if they should tip. Yes you should but there is no standard rule for doing it. Its a personal thing and there is no limit of what you can give. Workers in Lamu appreciate Tips.
Lamu Pubs & Meeting Places
Lamu night life use to be long and boring. Today we have good places which worth visiting both in Shela village and Lamu town. Peponi hotel, Pettley’s inn, Floating bar & restaurant, Lamu Palace and Jannat house features the best places to eat and drink alcohol.
Safety & Security In Lamu
Dressing In Town
Lamu is a Muslim town and we would like to see tourists dressing in a respectable way especially when walking in the town or village. You can find yourself to be the center of attraction in the town. On the beach you can wear whatever you want.
Taking Photos In Public Places
No Supermarket in Lamu. Only Big shop in Lamu town offers self service. This shop stocks all kind of Foods, Sun Lotions, Spices, Ice Creams, Cereals, Detergents and many others .
Lamu Main Market
Lamu town has a food market which is open the whole week as from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. You can buy seafood mainly (fish), beef, local chicken, vegetables and cereals at a market price. Most food stuff come from the main land.
There are fresh seafood dealers around Lamu town and Shela village: Lobster, Fish, Crab, Jumbo prawns, Calamari, Oysters and others. Seafood price is dynamic depending on the season. Always check on the Scale when buying seafood, some of them are doctored to give the wrong output.