Lamu Festival with @roadtripke
Thu, Apr 14 1:00PM - Mon, Apr 18 5:00PM
Lamu Island, Kenya Lamu, Kenya
Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001, Lamu comes to life during the Lamu Cultural Festivals, which take place over four days to showcase shared heritage and musical traditions from civilizations that have influenced the Swahili culture over the centuries.
The Festival highlights Lamu’s heritage in a carnival atmosphere featuring traditional dances, swimming races, traditional Swahili poetry, Henna painting, Bao competition, football tournaments, traditional displays, exhibitions, and live musical performances.
The two most popular activities remain a spectacle for both the local and visitor. The dhow race which brings together the towns finest to compete, and the town’s most endearing symbol - the donkey race.
Apart from attending the Festival, we will get to enjoy an array of activities which include; sampling the street food, have a drink at the Floating Bar, visit Lamu House & Swahili House, enjoy a walk through the Lamu Old Town and visiting the donkey sanctuary.
We are currently finalizing the travel plans for Lamu Festival 2016, please click on this link and sign up for alerts www.roadtripke.co.ke/karibu [Free of charge]
We have two tentative logistics mode:
1: Road: We leave Nairobi on Thursday evening and we leave Lamu on Monday morning.
2. Flights: Lave Nairobi Friday morning, and leave Lamu Monday morning for Nairobi. The cost for this can be found on the Fly Jambojet website, approx KES. 15,000.00.
We will share the meals and accommodation plans.
Evans Muriu, 0721 618 495
Stephen Musyoka: 0720 659 675