Lamu’s small airport is on Manda Island, facing
Lamu Town. Here, on Manda Airstrip, our representative will welcome you, take care of your luggage and organize the transfer to Shela by boat.
Lamu has been at all times a destination for independent travellers and individual tourists.
Travelling on African streets is always an adventure. Starting from Malindi or Mombasa by bus or shared taxi (Matatu), the journey can take up to eight hours and the last 60 miles are on a bumpy dusty road. The road leads to Mokowe jetty and your journey will then continue by boat.
International flights arrive in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. British Airways flys from London, Swiss Air flies from Zurich and Brussels Airlines from Brussels. Turkish Airlines offers flights from Europe to Nairobi via Dubai hub. Immigration always take place at Nairobi.
In certain cases, if your flight from Europe arrives late in the evening, you might need to stay in Nairobi over night.
KLM and Kenya Airways offer a night flight from Amsterdam, so you can catch the flight to Lamu on the same day.
Flights inside Kenya are operated by Kenya Airways and domestic airlines. The best connecting flight to Lamu after early morning arrival is the one offered by the domestic airline Fly 540 that leaves from Jomo Kenyatta Airport Domestic Terminal Unit 3 and makes a short stopover in Malindi.
Lamu recently has become a destination of Jambojet, a low-cost airline owned by Kenya Airways. Flights are operated from JKI-Airport.
In any case, be sure to book your ticket with the regional airlines well in advance in order to avoid not getting a flight.