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Frequently asked questions about flying to Lamu

How long does it take to fly to Lamu?

Flights from New York City to Lamu, Kenya can take between 32-58 hours, depending on the number of stops you make and the length of your layover. The journey from Chicago will typically last 35-53 hours, similarly dependent on the changes and layovers for total travel time. If you're flying from Los Angeles, the flight generally lasts around 45-47 hours in total.

Where can you fly directly into Lamu from?

Although there are currently no nonstop flights from the United States, you can find Lamu flight deals through momondo with only two or three stops. From New York City airports, such as John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), you can make two stops in Frankfurt am Main International Airport and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport before arriving at Manda Airport, Lamu. Departures from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) can make the journey in two stops at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and Mombasa Moi International Airport or Frankfurt am Main International Airport and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you can complete the journey by connecting to a major United States airport such as Houston George Bush International Airport (IAH) or Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) before continuing to Frankfurt am Main International Airport and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, ultimately arriving at Manda Airport, Lamu.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Lamu?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Lamu for $69/person, which is 37% cheaper than the average flight to Lamu. To find the cheapest price to Lamu from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Lamu?

The month of January, February, or March is often the best time to visit Lamu to go to the beach due to the weather. Shela Beach is the most often visited beach in the area.

Is there an alternative airport near Lamu?

Those flying to Lamu could potentially find better pricing at Malindi Airport (86 mi from Lamu city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Lamu?

Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Lamu is Lamu Airport where the average price is $110. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Lamu Airport?

Prices for flights to Lamu Airport refresh daily.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Lamu Airport?

The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel to Lamu Airport.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Lamu Airport?

The required travel and health documents for your Lamu Airport trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Lamu Airport. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.

Visa requirements for visiting Lamu

What passport or visa requirements are there when visiting Lamu?

Citizens of the United States will need a valid passport and a tourist visa to enter Lamu, Kenya. Your passport must remain valid for at least six months beyond your expected stay in the country and have two blank pages available for entrance and exit stamps. You can apply for a tourist visa through the Kenya Immigration website.

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Best things to do and see in Lamu

What can you see and do in Lamu?

As one of the best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa, Lamu Old Town is a World Heritage site with no motor vehicles allowed. The primary form of transportation is on donkeys. Explore the historical houses, shops, and mosques throughout the city. You can learn more about the rich cultural history of Lamu from the Lamu Museum. If seeing the donkeys made you realize how much you appreciate these hard-working animals, take a visit to the Lamu Donkey Sanctuary. Another historical location is Lamu Fort, where a former unpopular sultan protected himself and other government members from angry citizens. When you’re ready to relax along the beach, visit Shela village. Here you can enjoy the waves of the Indian Ocean on the warm white sand, and stay in the guesthouses overlooking the shores.

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Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Lamu?

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Can I find flights to Lamu with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo enables you to select and highlight flights to Lamu with this policy.

How can momondo help me find flights to Lamu?

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