Explore Lamu with Chui


Welcome to Lamu! I am a local guide and born and raised on the island. I will take you through the small alleys of Lamu Old Town where you'll have the chance to see some of the old houses from inside as I explain their history.

Along the way, you will meet some local artists who have their specialty in beautiful woodcraft making, recycling of materials, local delicacies, and more. At the end of the walk, we can grab a lunch or snack at one of the local places I know.

Type of Experience

Walking Tour

Included in price

Activities as mentioned in the description
Local guide


I requested a tour and heard back almost immediately. Then was able to get a tour the very same day! Chui was very informative, took his time, and made me feel welcome. We even stopped for a quick coffee along the street to experience more culture. I highly recommend him.


We very much enjoyed our dinner with Ali. Ali is a very nice, hospitable person. It was not only tasty Swahili food but also an interesting conversation that we had that was part of the experience. In particular, we liked and learned a lot from Ali's detailed description of the local wedding customs. We also enjoyed viewing old photographs that Ali showed us. Then we had a Lamu Tour with Chui. Chui is very knowledgeable about local history and an excellent storyteller. We learned a lot from him, and we liked his friendly personality. We were only a little bit disturbed by the frequent phone calls that he was taking. Overall, we had a great time in Lamu thanks to Ali and Chui, and we would like once again pass our thanks to both of them. Asante sana!


I had a wonderful overview of Lamu Town during my tour with Chui. He shared fascinating stories, lots of history, and introduced me to the sights, sounds, flavors, and people that make up this interesting UNESCO cultural city. I highly recommend his tour.

Janice Nieder

We had a great time with Chui. He really takes the time to explain the details behind what you see and especially the tour we got inside an old Lamu house was very nice! In general, Lamu is a great town to walk around and would definitely recommend doing this with Chui it is going to be fun!"


Chui is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. He seems to know everybody on the island. He took us through the old town of Lamu. As he is friends with some of the people who own the local houses we were allowed to go in. He explained why the houses are built as they are built. We also visited some local artists and the little Halwa shop although the owner was not around. We finished with a delicious local lunch overlooking the water. It was a great experience and we have seen things we otherwise wouldn't have seen!

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Chui C.

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Member since 2/8/21

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About Me

Hi, my name is Chui and I was born and raised on Lamu Island. I am a passionate and friendly guide who would love to show you the hidden gems of Lamu. I know all the ins and outs and am in close contact with the local community. I am also the contact person for my good friend Ali who provides a home dinner in his home. Come and visit this unique island when you are in Kenya! Also can do water sports and go around with local dhows.


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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Duration: 3h 00m

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