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how to get there

The Lamu archipelago is located 470 km south east of Nairobi, on the Indian Ocean. The precise position of Forodhani House is 2 ° 17 '37.92' 'south latitude and 40 ° 54' 58.12 '' east longitude. So you are right on the equator.

Flights from Nairobi take just one hour.

Several airlines serve the airports Lamu / Manda located on the island just in front of the house.

From Nairobi: Either Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Fly 540 and Jambojet) or from the domestic airport Wilson (Air Kenya, Safarilink and FlySax).

At the airport, Nassir, Boat Captain Beyonce or Nawaf will meet you and take you across the water - in 15 minutes you’re at the foot of the house. 

Flights from Nairobi to Lamu

AirlinesDeparture NairobiArrival Lamu

Air Kenya

14:00 15:10
SafariLink 13:45 15:30
FlySAX

10:15 (mon-sat)

14:00 (sun)

12:15 (mon-sat)

15:45 (sun)

Fly540 10:15 (mon-sat)

14:00 (sun)

12:15 (mon-sat)

15:45 (sun)

Jambojet

09:40 (mon-thu + sat)
12:50 (fri, sun)

10:45 (mon-thu + sat)
13:55 (fri, sun)

 

Flights from Lamu to Nairobi

AirlinesDeparture LamuArrival Nairobi

Air Kenya

 15:40  17:35
SafariLink  16:00  17:45
FlySAX 12:25 (mon-sat)

16:10 (sun)

14:30 (mon-sat)

18:15 (sun)

Fly540 12:25 (mon-sat)

16:10 (sun)

14:30 (mon-sat)

18:15 (sun)

Jambojet 11:05 (mon-thu + sat)
14:15 (fri, sun)
12:55 (mon-thu + sat)
16:05 (fri, sun)

 

Please check directly on the Flight companies websites, here above, to be sure these timeschedules didn't change.

From Mombasa you can fly too now, thanks to Skyward Express. Or you can drive to Malindi and fly from there to Lamu. It is also possible to visit us by land although it is a bumpy seven hour drive from Mombasa and at least four hours from Malindi. You will have to park your car on the mainland at the Mokowe jetty and we'll send you a boat to pick you from there and drive you to Shella.

 

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