Lamu
in Lamu, Kenya

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-2.272 and 40.902 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -2° 16' 18" and E 40° 54' 7"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - KES
Spoken languages:
English, Swahili
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 10:20 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Nairobi
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:05 am and 6:12 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.819 and -140.068 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Anaho
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Kenya in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Kenya.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Kenya. Last Update: 2020-09-21 07:19:01

Explore Lamu

Lamu in Lamu with it's 24,525 inhabitants is a city in Kenya about 290 mi (or 467 km) east of Nairobi, the country's capital.

Local time in Lamu is now 10:20 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Nairobi with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Lamu, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Kenya is Manda Airstrip in a distance of 2 mi (or 2 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Kenya is Lamu Old Town in a distance of 39 mi (or 62 km), North.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Hola, Kilifi, Mombasa, Garissa and Kwale. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 81 °F

Morning Temperature 25°C / 76 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 69%
Air Pressure 1015 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 91% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 23rd of September 2020

27°C (80 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, moderate breeze, scattered clouds.

Thursday, 24th of September 2020

27°C (80 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.

Friday, 25th of September 2020

27°C (81 °F)
25°C (76 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Lamu daydreaming

Published: September 18, 2007
Length: 08:54 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: jamainlamu

I've just turned my camera on while walking across the lovely town. Lamu is a town situated on an island ( Indian Ocean). No crime, no aggression. Everyone says hello ('jambo') to you. You...


Fishing at the Majlis Hotel, Lamu...Indian Ocean Fishing! Lot's of fun!

Published: March 29, 2012
Length: 06:59 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: TheMajlisResort

Set on the idyllic Manda Island in the romantic Lamu archipelago on Kenya's Northern Coast, The Majlis is a luxury boutique hotel with the comfort, ambience and intimacy of a private home....


Kim in Shela, Lamu, Kenya - Part 2

Published: May 04, 2012
Length: 21:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Kimmi Popps

I lived in Shela, a Swahili/Kenyan island; 3 miles by 4 miles off Kenya's mainland for 3 months this year. Contained within this video are snap-shots of what my eyes, heart and soul captured;...


Ali Lamu Originals : weekend bags fair trade made in Kenya

Published: April 02, 2015
Length: 03:09 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Ali Lamu

Ali Lamu Originals is a community project which produces hand and heart made handbags with old tanga (dhow sails) in Kenya on Lamu Island. Shop now on: http://www.alilamuoriginals.com Follow...


Crazy Boys at the Beach in Shela,Lamu

Published: June 24, 2012
Length: 58:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ebrahim ibra

Doing what we do best!!!


02 April 2015 - It's a hot and sunny day in Lamu

Published: April 02, 2015
Length: 47:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: John Mungai

Walking through a cemetery, passing by the County Commissioner's residence and heading to the hospital.


Poblado de refugiados somalíes Borana en Lamu, Kenia.

Published: April 27, 2014
Length: 16:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Alvaro Lozano Sanz

Poblado de refugiados somalíes Borana en Lamu, Kenia, que encontraron una vida digna y estable gracias a ANIDAN. Anímate a colaborar y hazte socio en www.anidan.org.


Video 1 Introduction To Microsoft Word

Published: April 09, 2015
Length: 09:28 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Raymond Pius

Part 2 of the free training series at Lamu Computer Centre http://www.lamucomputercentre.com/free-training/


Video 3 Insert Menu Microsoft Office Word Typesetting

Published: April 09, 2015
Length: 07:27 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Raymond Pius

Part 4 of the free training series at Lamu Computer Centre http://www.lamucomputercentre.com/free-training/


Video 4 Page Layout Menu Basic Editing

Published: April 09, 2015
Length: 18:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Raymond Pius

Part 5 of the free training series at Lamu Computer Centre http://www.lamucomputercentre.com/free-training/


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Lamu

Lamu or Lamu Town is a small town on Lamu Island, which in turn is a part of the Lamu Archipelago in Kenya. Lamu town is also the headquarters of Lamu District and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Located at -2.29107, 40.9122 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lamu District, Lamu Archipelago, Populated places in Coast Province, Archaeological sites in Kenya, World Heritage Sites in Kenya, Swahili city-states, 14th century in Africa

Lamu Island

Lamu Island is a part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. Lamu Old Town, the principal inhabited part of the island, is one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors.

Located at -2.28333, 40.8667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lamu Archipelago, Islands of Kenya

Manda Airport

Manda Airport, also called Lamu Airport is an airport in Kenya.

Located at -2.24611, 40.91 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Kenya, Busia District, Kenya, Western Province (Kenya)

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capture of the webcam Shela: Lamu Island

Shela: Lamu Island, Shela (source)

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Amu, Lamu, لامو, Горад Ламу, לאמו, LAU, ラム, ლამუ, 라무, Antiga Cidade de Lamu, Лама, Ламу, 拉穆