Local Experience: (3 Days)

Beautiful Stay At Lamu Island



  • Explore the beautiful Lamu island and archipelago
  • Get to know and have fun with all the friendly people around
  • Walk in the tiny streets of Shella, on its 12kms pristine beach too, take part in the village life, go fishing with local fishermen
  • Discover Lamu Old Town, the rich swahili culture and history
  • Sail to the marine reserve of Manda Toto, snorkel on the beautiful coral rocks there, picnic on board
  • Attend turtles nests clutches on Manda or Shella beaches
  • Explore the mangroves in kayaking, bird-watching colonies of carmin bee-eaters
  • Enjoy a dhow sunset cruise with Lamu great sailors, always magic
  • Self-catering accommodation but house fully staffed
  • Duration: 2 nights >
  • Minimum number of people is 6

If you are interested in including this experience into a complete itinerary through Kenya, off the beaten track, and customized to your needs then you can take this link. You will then receive a custom-built itinerary in your inbox and pick what you like.



We are a family run house and all of our family members are involved in providing you a wonderful stay. Our house is located at Shella beach with stunning 270° sea-views. It is a self-catering house, but you have 5 professional, friendly staff, among them an excellent cook.

The house is a large white building, built according to the Swahili architecture. We have furnished the house with authentic and antique furniture from Mombasa, Nairobi and Lamu. You can relax in the garden with its palm trees, ilangs ylang, frangipani and bougainvillea listening to sound of the waves or take a swim in the pool.

We can learn you Swahili cooking, take you on a Dhow trip, or take you on a tour through the Old Town. Swimming, sailing, diving, water skiing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, fishing ... is also right there, on your doorstep.

Local Host

our Forodhani family

Enjoy your trip with our Forodhani family

We are a family run house with many friends around. Each of us will organise for you the activities you are interested in. Ali Sultan for the Lamu Old Town tour, Abulabob for the carmin bee-eaters bird-watching, Nawaf for the day dhow sailing trip or the sunset cruise, Amos or Ali Samosa for swahili cooking lessons... We will take great care of you and help you discover and experience the real Lamu life, its friendly atmosphere and pole pole rhythm.



Address: Shella Beach, Lamu, kenya


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2. Do the locals speak English?

In general they speak English, but in some cases people didn’t receive proper English education. In those cases there will be an English-speaking guide available.

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Locals have 48 hours to officially confirm or reject booking requests. You will be updated via email about the status of your request.

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5. What happens if my reservation request is rejected or expires?

If your reservation request is rejected by the local or expires, no charge is made for the reservation and you are free to book with another local.

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8. What payment methods do you offer?

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Major credit cards and pre-paid credit cards: Visa, MasterCard.

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Once you have a confirmed booking, your billing receipt and itinerary will be automatically emailed to you.

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Alterations & cancellations

Can I cancel my booking and do I receive a refund?

You can cancel a confirmed booking at any time up to the moment of the activity. When cancelled more than 7 days prior to 12:00 am local time of the local experience date you will be refunded, except for the service fee.

When cancelled less than 7 days prior to 12:00 am local time of the activity no refund of the paid amount will take place

How do I alter a reservation?

If you want to change a reservation you can send the local an email with your request. In case you encounter any problems you can contact us via sales@tripcultr.com

How do I cancel a reservation?

To cancel your reservation send an email to sales@tripcultr.com. By cancelling the reservation, please note that you are initiating the cancellation and will be noted as the party responsible for the cancellation.

For what circumstances is a guest eligible for a refund?

We understand circumstances come up that affect travel plans. Depending on the case, a refund may be authorized outside of the cancellation policy and you may be given a full refund, meaning the local will receive no payout.

If you are cancelling due to extenuating circumstances, we will reach out to the local right away to explain the situation.

Extenuating circumstances cases will be contingent upon the reservation being cancelled prior to the check in date and upon you contacting Tripcultr to provide proper documentation where valid. Only the cases found in the Tripcultr policy will be considered.


Please know that if you cannot provide the proper documentation, we will not be able to give you a refund for your reservation.

Types of documentation can include: notes from a medical professional on hospital letterhead explaining why you should not travel, a jury duty summons, a valid obituary or death certificate, etc.

Will I get my money back if a local cancels or doesn’t show up?

In case the local cancels the booking you will receive the total amount paid.

How do I get a refund?

Refunds are issued for many reasons. For each situation, certain conditions may apply (see below). Just send us an email with the reason you would like to get a refund together with proof if required. We will then process your request and email you the outcome.

Once you receive notification that you'll be receiving a refund, it takes 5-7 business days to be reflected on your statement after which we process them. Some refunds issued to international credit cards occasionally take up to 30 days to be reflected. Refunds issued to PayPal accounts occur within 24 hours.


Traveller Name: Eva Sedig

Rating: 5

Date: 30-Jun-2017

Fantastic place! The food is delicious, the house is tremendous and the staff excellent. The place was so relaxing that we hardly wanted to leave the house! We absolutely want to come back!

INR 6,396*
INR 8,306

*Price per Person per Night (pppn)
Min. Duration: 3 Days

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