One should be aware that there are two types of EMH in offer - Morning EMH and the Evening EMH. The Morning EMH allows you to enter the participating Park one hour before it opens for regular visitors, the Evening EMH allows you to stay back late and enjoy amidst a much lesser crowd as others (those staying outside the Resort) left the Park already. Either have a luxury, private mobile camp erected just for your family, or stay at a beautiful tented camp or lodge. Perhaps even sleep out in a tree house for a night. For the more active family, have a couple of nights on a walking safari..
Lamu Cultural Festival and dhow boat race - November
This is a celebration of both the past and the future, and the beliefs and traditions that are the heart and soul of the Lamu community. Several competitions and races are staged during this week long festival. The town's finest dhows are selected to compete, and race under sail through a complicated series of buoys, combining speed with elaborate tacking and manoeuvring skill. We have some beautiful places to stay in Lamu - from Robinson Crusoe retreats with plenty of water sports, to magnificent, private villas which come complete with your own staff, boat, and skipper, to gorgeous boutique hotels.
Canoes and traditional sailing dhows compete on the still waters in the famous annual dhow race, and school children present their poetry and plays to the crowds. Traditional dancing takes place - all originally from Ibo Island. A sense of community fills the streets and a sense of belonging surrounds all visitors and guests.
Ibo Island is a very special place. Watch the local inhabitants go about their daily life, oblivious to the tourists visiting the only lodge. Perhaps take a private dhow safari, visiting some of the islands, or complete your stay at one of our favourites - beautiful, luxurious lodges in the Quirimbas archipelago for those wanting the finest, powder white sand and totally unspoilt beaches.
But whatever you do, don't miss this island and try to coincide your holiday in Mozambique with the Ibo Festival, taking place from 24th to 26th June. In Kenya, there are some gorgeous, very decadent lodges, such as Ol Donyo Lodge below, where your private villa is in a low malarial region, or in Laikipia which is another low malarial area. On offer is anything from canopy tours and zip wiring, bungee jumping, polo, horse riding, elephant back rides, visiting an animal hospital and orphanage, the beach, tubing, sailing, parasailing, Bird World - which is a huge aviary containing a wonderful display of exotic and indigenous birds - and Monkeyland.