Most visitors to Lamu come to experience the unique culture and history of the island.
But there are also opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts to explore.
The Palm forests and wetland areas of the island are excellent spots for finding coastal waterfowl and other birds. On the stretches of beach around the shore, populations of crabs can be seen, often swarming the sand in large number.
On the arid mainland opposite Lamu, there is a surprising abundance of wildlife in the Dodori Reserve, including Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. The mangrove channels here are also good for birding and spotting the occasional crocodile.
Trips to this region can be organized from Kipungani on Lamu.