Lamu is a place of peace and tranquility as well as adventure and exploration. All activities and amenities can be arranged in house for private or group sessions. There are a variety of activities offered depending on your interests.

The Fort is a paradise for kite surfers picking up the trade winds just in front of the property, a kite surfer’s dream!

Yoga and meditation classes are available either in one of Shela’s private wellness centers or you can book private classes in The Fort.

Massage and beauty therapy is available on request.

Private charters and day trips can be arranged to any of the many exclusive destinations around the Kenyan coast or to any of the nearby game parks.

Boat excursions can also be organized to explore the archipelago. A five minute boat ride takes you to Manda Island where you can order a private lunch of grilled seafood on the beach or try the Lamu House Beach Club, an exquisitely simple beach bar and restaurant.

Visit Takwa Ruins on Manda Island, founded in 1500 A.D. and abandoned in 1700 A.D. The Great Mosque and Pillar Tomb is a short distance from a turtle reserve.

Matandoni Village is a traditional dhow building site, located approximately thirty minutes away by boat. View the local traditional weavers who make unique straw mats from palm leaves and ropes from coconut.

Diving, fishing and snorkeling excursions can be arranged. Tag a marlin or catch a tuna for dinner, swim with the dolphins followed by lunch at Kizingoni or opt for a private lunch on a secluded beach after viewing the coral reefs at Manda Toto.

Hire a traditional sailing dhow and sail into the sunset or perhaps a romantic dinner sailing under the stars.