About a month ago I was invited for a girl trip to Lamu courtesy of   Visiter l’ Afrique. And since I had never been there before, I was beyond excited. Now, one thing that a lot of people don’t know about me is I take my vacations seriously. If I am visiting a new place I want to be there for at least 2 weeks to give me time to explore and try as many new things as possible. So when I found out we were going to be in Lamu for 5 days I was excited but slightly stressed on how I was going to cram the beautiful island of Lamu in 5 days. Thankfully I was traveling with a gorgeous group of ladies (Sharon Mundia, Susan Wong and photographer Tatiana Karanja ) who also wanted the same thing, the Lamu experience in 5 days……

 

During our 5-day stay in Lamu we stayed in the beautiful Forodhani House, which has a 270-degree view on the crisp blue ocean. That’s right, 270-degrees of nothing but ocean, gorgeous. The house it’s self was perfection, spacious, clean, organized, simple yet elegant, chic yet laidback and most importantly… WHITE. The combination of their crisp white walls and ocean blues was a dream. It honestly didn’t feel real. It felt as though we were living in a postcard. The house also came with 5 professional and friendly staff members who made our stay even more amazing. It had everything I wanted, great food, great company and great vibes.

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A jump, hope and skip away from Forodhani House was Peponi Hotel
Just like Forodhani House, Peponi hotel offers an ocean front view that is to die for.

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And their food… Lawd, their food. The seafood was the freshest seafood I’ve had in a very long time plus their menu had something for everyone.
My favorite meal had to be the Moroccan styled cous cous… Can you say slurp? Cous Cous cooked with some Moroccan spices, dried fruit, nuts and just a simple dash of plain old deliciousness.
Next we made our way to Old Town.
Next we made our way to Old Town.
(View from the dock)
Old Town is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa.
Old town has a simplicity that you just have to love. Plus has a rich Swahili culture that dates back centuries and can still be seen today in their streets, verandas, elaborate curved wooden doors and of course their people.

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We were in-love with the coco. Coconut water, that is.

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And while in Old Town, we had to stop at the silversmith’s shop and buy some bling.
These specific pieces are a mix of Lamu silver and antique China picked from the beaches of Lamu.

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You cannot leave Lamu without trying some water sports.
Nawa, the man behind the water sports.
Nawa is Forodhani’s water sport instructor and Dhow captain.
You’ll see more of the Dhow on a separate post.
Sharon and I holding on for dear life as we water-tube.

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THANK YOU ALL FOR STOPPING BY
XOXO
JOY KENDI
More from our Lamu week away is still to come.

18 COMMENTS

  1. These photos are super gorgeous. I have always wanted to go to Lamu and now I am totally convinced. Forodhani looks like the place to stay while in Lamu. The seafood looks delicious and you girls looked stunning.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

  2. WOW!!!!
    That doesn’t even begin to describe the feelings this post elicits. I was born and raised in Mombasa but somehow Lamu is WINNING IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY!!!
    Joy…..girrrrrl I can only imagine how much this trip revived you.
    Thank you for the share, will definately be pushed up my Places to Visit in Kenya

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