Jannataan Hotel Shella Lamu

Lamu History

Tucked away at the northern end of Kenya's coastline between the hot, dry lands of N.E Province and the crystal, aqua-marine waters of the Indian Ocean, lies a little group of islands, Lamu archipelago.

Lamu town has been in the existence for at least 1100 years. In the 16th century Lamu was a thriving trading town exporting slaves, ivory, mangrove poles, turtles shells and rhino horns. These products were the main source of Lamu's wealth and were exported on dhows to Yemen, the Persian Gulf and India. The blend of culture resulted in the rich 'Swahili culture'.


Contact Information

Phone:  254 (0) 722 698 059

Phone:  254 (0) 722 729 219


Email:  info@jannataanhotel-lamu.com

Email:  reservation@jannataanhotel-lamu.com

Email:  shella@africaonline.co.ke

Address:  Shella Village, Opposite KCB ATM Lamu