Jaza Ndege Au basi twende Lamu Cultural Festival

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Lamu Cultural Festival is a celebration of both the past and the future, and the beliefs and traditions that are the heart and soul of the Lamu community. Most visitors to the island fall in love with this relaxed and peaceful lifestyle, and visiting during the Lamu Cultural Festival is a chance to experience Lamu life at its most exuberant and joyous.
Each year, Lamu comes to life during the annual Lamu Cultural Festival. Several competitions and races are staged during this week long festival. These events are designed to each encourage local skills or practices that are central to Lamu life. These include traditional Swahili poetry, Henna painting and Bao competition… Bao is probably the oldest known game in human history, with archaeological evidence suggesting that the game has been played throughout Africa and the Middle East for thousands of years.
In order to preserve and encourage the art of dhow sailing, now threatened by increasing availability of engines and prefabricated boats, a dhow race is also held. The town’s finest dhows are selected to compete, and race under sail through a complicated series of buoys, combining speed with elaborate tacking and maneuvering skill.
Other events include swimming, and at times a challenging cross country race along the waterfront, all the way to Shela village and back- all in the physically draining heat of the day. The real highlight of every festival involves the town’s most endearing symbol- the donkey race. Local donkey jockeys literally spend the entire year honing their riding skills for this event, and the winning rider wears his title with great pride.
It is also a great shopping event which allows you to buy all types of products from home products, toys for kids, and being a coast town, you my want to consider getting the best snorkel gear, fishing gear, etc.
Being a winning donkey jockey requires a specific set of skills. As with most such races, small physical stature is helpful, but keeping a stubborn donkey moving and on course requires a definite talent.
Lamu Cultural Festival is a celebration of both the past and the future, and the beliefs and traditions that are the heart and soul of this community. Most visitors to the island fall in love with this relaxed and peaceful lifestyle, and visiting during the Lamu Cultural Festival is a chance to experience Lamu life at its most exuberant and joyous.

Hotel Package quotes

Peponi Hotel Shela Village rates

Peponi is Shela’s most popular and largest beachfront hotel, bar & restaurant.

2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)           Each Extra Night

Kshs.55,000/- pp. sharing a double                                            Kshs. 13, 611/- pp. sharing double

Kshs.73,000/- in a single room                                                   Kshs. 22,777/- pp. in a single room

Kshs. 36,455/- Per child sharing                                                 Kshs.  8,050/- Per child sharing

 

 

The Majlis Resort

The Majlis is a boutique hotel on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago. Built from local bleached-white-coral blocks and delicately styled to reflect a fusion of Italian style

2 Nights Air Package Full/board  (Standard Room )                    Each Extra Night

Kshs. 63,930/- pp. sharing a double                                                    Kshs. 18,000/- pp. sharing double

Kshs. 69,500/- pp. in a single room                                                      Kshs. 21,000/- pp. in a single room

Kshs. 38,000/- Per child sharing                                                           Kshs. 9,000/- Per child sharing

 

Kijani House Hotel, Shela Village (Secret gardens and stately Swahili retreats)

Off the bustling waterfront of Shela village, dhows sway gently on the incoming tide as merchants and fishermen cross back and forth on the shimmering sand. A few steps away, a few white steps and a small entranceway to the 13 room boutique hotel with fresh water swimming pool

2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)           Each Extra Night

Kshs. 42,000/- pp. sharing a double room                                  Kshs 7,250/- pp sharing double room

Kshs. 48,900/- pp. in a single room                                              Kshs 10,500/- pp in a single room

Kshs. 29,355/- Per child sharing                                                   Kshs. 4,500/- Per child sharing

 

Lamu House Hotel & Beach club

Lamu House (Formerly Salama House & Azania House) situated overlooking the Harbor in Lamu Town. These are 2 converted and completely rebuilt Swahili Houses, beautifully adapted for modern use. There is an interior pool, Now with a private beach club on Manda

 2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)                Each Extra Night

Kshs. 43,000/- pp. sharing a double room                                      Kshs   7,500/- pp. sharing double room

Kshs. 53,200/- pp. in a single room                                                  Kshs   12,100/- pp. in a single room

Kshs. 29,190/- Per child sharing                                                       Kshs. 3,000/- Per child sharing

 

  Stopover guest House Shela

6-bedroom bed & breakfast guest house, water front

2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)      Each Extra Night

Kshs. 36,500/- pp. sharing a double room                           Kshs 4,650/- pp. sharing double room

Kshs   41,120/- pp. in a single room                                      Kshs 6,960/- pp. in a single room

Kshs. 26,355/- Per child sharing                                            Kshs. 3,000/- Per child sharing

Banana House & wellness Centre

Charming private guest house in Shela set in a lush garden with swimming pool, offering true wellness and yoga.

2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)                Each Extra Night

Kshs. 39,100/- pp. sharing a double room                                      Kshs 5,950/- pp. sharing double room

Kshs. 43,500/- pp. in a single room                                                  Kshs 8,000/- pp. in a single room

Kshs. 27,500/- Per child sharing                                                        Kshs.3,500/- Per child sharing

 Fatuma’s tower

A barefoot boutique 10-bedroom garden guest house named after Fatuma Abu Bakar a Swahili noblewoman who lived in the sanctuary until the end of the 19th century.

 2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)                 Each Extra Night

Kshs. 40,500/- pp. sharing a double room                                       Kshs 4,250/- pp sharing double room

Kshs. 41,000/- pp in a single room                                                    Kshs 6,000/- pp in a single room

Kshs. 36,190/- Per child sharing                                                        Kshs.3,500/- Per child sharing

 

Msafini Guest House, Shela village

Locally owned guest House. With a swimming pool and only 5 minutes’ walk to the beach a rooftop dining and sitting area and  excellent views of the sea and the village.

2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)      Each Extra Night

Kshs. 35,900/- pp. sharing a double                                       Kshs 4,350/- pp. sharing double room

Kshs.40,000- pp. in a single room                                          Kshs 6,500/- pp. in a single room

Kshs.27,500/- Per child sharing                                            Kshs. 3,500/- Per child sharing

KIZINGONI BANDAS. (Min 3 nights)

Designed to offer cool, comfortable accommodation for honeymooners, couples or single travelers, each Banda has its own bathroom and mini-terrace:

 2 Nights Air Package All Inclusive                              Each Extra Night

Kshs. 50,500/- pp. sharing a double room                  Kshs 11,200/- pp. sharing double room

Kshs. 56,800/- pp in a single room                               Kshs 14,500/- pp. in a single room

Kshs 32,355/-p. child sharing with parents                ksh.6000/- per child sharing

 

Kizingo Beach Resort

It is a small resort consisting of six spacious bandas with shaded balconies and uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean.

2 Nights Air Package  Full/board                                  Each Extra Night

Kshs. 54,716/- pp sharing a double room                     Kshs 13,333/- pp sharing double room

Kshs. 57,000/- pp in a single room                                 KShs 15,750/- pp. in a single room

Kshs. 28,288/- Per child sharing                                     Kshs. 5,000/- Per child sharing

 

 New Lamu palace

Lamu Palace, Lamu Town, situated on the sea front overlooking Lamu Harbor. Slightly more modern than most of the other Lamu guest houses and hotels 

 2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)      Each Extra Night

Kshs. 35,540/- pp. sharing a double room                            Kshs 4,170/- pp. sharing double room

Kshs. 42,900/- pp. in a single room                                       Kshs 7,450/- pp. in a single room

Kshs. 34,260/- Per child sharing                                           Kshs. 3,630/- Per child sharing

 

Jambo House 

This is a small guest house with a total of 5 rooms, located in Lamu town. Jambo House offers budget accommodation in clean and comfortable rooms.

2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)      Each Extra Night

Kshs. 30,500/- pp. sharing a double room                            Kshs 1800/- pp. sharing double room

Kshs. 31,400/- pp. in a single room                                        Kshs 2,200/- pp. in a single room

 

Subira House

Subira house is an Arab style building with two open court yards, pretty arches and two beautiful gardens with our own well water.
There are seven bed rooms and many galleries where to relax in the soft warm winds. The house was built about 200 years ago by Said Bin Sud, important and wealthy “Liwali”, the governor of the Sultan of Zanzibar.

2 Nights Air Package B/breakfast (Standard Room)      Each Extra Night

Kshs. 38,700/- pp. sharing a double room                             Kshs 6,350/- pp. sharing double room

Kshs. 43,100/- pp. in a single room                                         Kshs 8,550/- pp. in a single room

Rates Include:-

v  Return flight

v  2 Nights’ Accommodation (Meal/plan as indicated )

v  Airport taxes

v  Return Boat transfers( except kizingo point @3,000 boat each way)

 

To join us this year from 15th to 19th Nov 2017 drop us an email on venture.omania@gmail.com or reach out to us on 0736365886, Text/whatsapp on 0722838338

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