Matondoni Village Lamu Island Day Tour
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Matondoni village Lamu Island day tour is a day excursion to one of the 3 villages located on Lamu Island called Matondoni. The other 2 villages are Shela and Kipungani.
Matondoni, on the north west mangrove shore of Lamu Island is about 8 km’s from Lamu Town. The village has mud and thatched huts and a few hundred people. The best place to see dhows being built is the village of Matondoni.
Matondoni is famous for making some of the finest dhows in the world, but with the disappearance of the great dhows in the 60’s the only demand left was for the smaller fishing dhow and now they are being pushed aside for fiberglass speedboats.
Some day soon the dhows of East Africa may become a thing of the past.
To visit Matondoni village, you may opt to use a donkey, dhow, speed boat or walk (2 Hours). The village is famous for traditional handicrafts such as weaving straw mats of palm leaves and making ropes of coconut.
This is a half day trip and it can be combined with a visit to Lamu Town.
Matondoni Village Lamu Island Day Tour Prices
|Dates From||Dates To||Price Per Person||8 to 11 Years Child|
|1st January 2018||31st December 2018||Request for rates||Request for rates|
* This tour departs daily and also private departures are available
Matondoni Village Lamu Island Day Tour Rates Includes:
* Type of Transportation: Dhow Sailing Boat
* Visit to the dhow-making village of Matondoni
* Round trip transport from Lamu Island to Matondoni village
* Beach Walking, swimming, exploring Matondoni village, dhow sailing
Matondoni Village Lamu Island Day Tour Rates Do Not Include:
* International Airfare
* Accommodation in Lamu
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver guide
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary