What to do
Walk the Pristine Beach of Shela
Take a short stroll on the pristine and empty beach of Shela. You can also take a long walk to Kipungani and Kizingo. It takes about 3-4 hours. Be sure to walk during low tide and take suncream, a hat and shoes with you. Travel asa group or take an askari with you. You can reserve a lunch upon arrival at the Cabana's or at the Kizingo Beach Eco lodge. Be sure to make a reservation in advance. You can find the details under the menu in Kizingo. After lunch you can walk back or arrange for a boat to bring you back.
Yoga at Banana House
Banana House hosts Yoga Classes in our 70 m2 yoga hall that is built around a large acacia tree. It fits up to 25 people during yoga classes and has direct access to the garden.
7.30 - 8.30 AM (mon-fri)
9 - 10 AM (daily)
5 - 6 PM (mon-sat)
Fee: Banana House guests Ksh 1000 pp
Walk-in students Ksh 1200 pp
Private class Ksh 3000 1-2 pp
Spa & Welles's Treatment
Reward yourself to a spa experience that will leave your skin deeply restored and nourished. You will feel more energized, your circulation will have improved and your skin will be deeply moisturized. For better experience and results, the treatment can be combined with an aromatherapy bath.
Dhow trip with Shaba Dhow
If you’re looking to explore something truly unique, take a dhow trip with Shaba Dhow with captain Fami. Have lunch on the dhow or enjoy a beautiful sunset in the channels of Lamu. You’ll discover hidden gems, hear surprising stories and leave feeling like a local. Just sign up and let me take care of all the details.
Hippo Dhow is the premier dhow experience in Lamu offering customized trips to Kipungani, Matandoni, Manda Toto, Kiwayu, and more. Join us for a sunset, a sunrise, a moon cruise, a day trip, or a lunch sail. Hippo Dhow believes in responsible tourism and employs the Shela Women’s Association to provide Swahili snacks on our trips. We also source our fabrics from artisans and support fair trade.
Samosa making class with Swahili meal (lunch or dinner)
The Shela Women’s Association is a group of women from Shela Village that come together every week in solidarity to share recipes, friendship, love, and of course, gossip!
The women offer a samosa making class followed by a full Swahili meal featuring favorites such as coconut rice, mchicha, prawns curry, and more.
Be sure to purchase their new income-generating cookbook and coffee table book called “Ladha Za Lamu” or “The Flavors of Lamu.”