Okay, so your mother probably told you never to talk to strangers. Well, when you're traveling it's almost inevitable that you'll have to talk to strangers. In our case, we were lucky enough to have stumbled upon a stranger who generously invited us to her gorgeous home (or rather, estate) on the beautiful island of Lamu.
Mama P had her heart set on this sprawling mango, coconut, and cashew shamba for years before she could claim it was hers. And you could see why. Being in this peaceful part of Lamu, directly between the Old Town and shiny Shela, was a treat. Alex had a babysitter so that we could explore Old Lamu, delicious meals were prepared for us under an old mango tree, a view of the water from the terrace of our own yellow house, a sheep, goat and donkeys to keep us company, and a refreshing pool to cool off during the midday heat. If you're really interested in living here, it could be yours. Siani farm is for sale.
|Mama P's digs|
|Our other yellow house|
|Our view from our terrace|
|Breakfast at Siani|
|Lamu House - best meal in town|
|Hanging out on the front porch|
|The hardest workers in Lamu|
|Home sweet home? Buy Umma House for less than half a mil.|
For a spic-n-span version of Lamu, head straight to Shela. There's even an incredible (7 bedroom) fort you can rent just past the sand dunes.
| Shela - Lamu all cleaned up|
|You can sleep at The Fort|