Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Lodging:||3 nights comfortable beach hotel|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
|Activity:||Cultural Adventures, Snorkeling|
Optional swimming, snorkeling, cultural explorations
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Choosing the Right Trip
We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.
Set in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya, the islands of the Lamu Archipelago are the idyllic locale for a post-safari extension in East Africa. From a comfortable beach hotel, explore the World Heritage Site of Lamu Town, an old Swahili town dating back to at least the 12th century and once the richest center of culture on the East African coast, try your hand at a number of water sports, or just kick back and relax in this barefoot paradise. Accommodations are at Peponi Hotel on the island of Lamu.
Nairobi / Lamu
Peponi Hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and offers a number of optional activities, including snorkeling, swimming, water skiing, fishing, dhow trips, and more. You can also book a tour to Lamu Town. Once a trading post for the Sultanate of Oman, the town is steeped in Arabic history and Swahili culture. In its maze of narrow streets, traditional coral stone houses and mosques still stand as reminders of its illustrious past...BLD each day
The morning is free to savor your last moments in this tropical paradise. After lunch at the hotel, take a late afternoon flight back to Nairobi and depart on homeward-bound flight or onto your next adventure...BL
Prices are for 2014
$2595 per person, double occupancy
Single supplement: $445
Internal airfare: Included
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Extension Cost Includes:
- Roundtrip airfare Nairobi/Lamu
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Airport transfers
Extension Cost Does Not Include:Meals not specified, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, optional activities, airport departure tax, items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, optional gratuities to hotel staff, transfer agents, drivers, and guides, additional hotel nights or extra costs that may be necessary due to airline changes.
Lamu Island, Kenya
The charming Peponi Hotel, on Shela Beach just outside Lamu Town, is considered an “institution” on Lamu. Its bar is a lively watering hole, the “place to be,” and the food in the restaurant is excellent, especially the seafood. Superior rooms have private balconies overlooking the sparkling sea, and just a few steps away is a splendid 8-mile-long beach of golden sand. Enjoy a dhow sunset cruise, camel riding on the beach, visits to local villages, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, or swim and relax at the hotel’s pool with its idyllic ocean views. The Peponi was built in the late ‘60s and has a lot of character; the grounds and gardens are beautiful and the service is second to none.
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.