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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.


Dhow trip with Jaë'l Dhow

Make a reservation for a day trip to Manda Toto.  You have the options of a freshly made lunch on board or at the small island while enjoy swimming and snorkelling. Alternatively you can enjoy a sunset sail and take music, drinks and bites along to complete the experience.


Shela tourist guide Association

Take a tour around Shela and learn about the interesting past and history of the village, it's buildings and inhabitants. Get a taste of the Swahili culture and traditions and have a look at the daily life and traditions


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



Water sports go explore

Keep active on the ocean with the many water sports on offer. Windsurf, wakeboard, waterski, kite surf, snorkel, kayak, sail, or go creek floating. 


Swim the channel between Shela and Manda

If you are an experienced swimmer, it is great fun to swim the channel. Be advised on the currents and the right tide and always take a boat with you for safety. It takes 30-60 minutes.

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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.

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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

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.


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Shop, lunch, dinner & take away workshops Swahili cooking


Healing Spa Steam Room Earth Love

Next to Fatuma's tower you will find the center of Earth love with a lovely shop selling natural products and healing oils, clothes and other items and a healthy steam bath.

What to do: Tours
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