Lamu is situated about 290 miles (467 kilometers) east of Nairobi, the national capital.
Head to some of the tourist attractions in the area. The Lamu Fort is a good place to start.
Lamu is not the only place in this intriguing region worth experiencing; keen travelers should head off and experience the charms of the surrounding landscapes, cities and towns.
If the weather means you don't want to be outside, take a trip to Kenya's craft workshops.
Take advantage of the wisdom of the locals with your pick of wildlife safaris and wildlife spotting tours.
Very often, a region's true personality can be found in the flavors and aromas of its kitchens. Potato and maize are two of the commonly used ingredients. Ugali (cornmeal) and irio (mashed peas and potato mix) are both local dishes sure to imbue visitors' palates with the true flavours of Kenya. And for dessert, you can't go past chilled banana cream. To try a non-alcoholic option, try Picana (mango juice).
If you happen to be in the region on the 12th of December, join the party during the national Independence Day celebrations.
If you plan on traveling by plane, take into account that the nearest major airport is Moi International Airport, 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the southwest of Lamu.