Kiwayu Island lies to the north of Lamu, Manda and Pate Islands. The island itself is situated within the protected Kiunga Marine Reserve; marine life is abundant and the area is home to sea turtles, dolphins, whales and the timid, endangered sea mammal, the dugong. It has long empty beaches with exquisite snorkeling just meters from the shore. Kiwayu village lies on the southern end of the island, and Mokokoni village lies on the mainland, just across from the northern end of the island.

LTA properties in Kiwayu include a beach lodge, a community owned lodge and a couple of private villas. The lodges and private houses will arrange transfers by air or by sea from Lamu. There is an airstrip for private charters and at low tide the beach can be suitable for landing or take-off. A speedboat from Lamu takes approximately 2 hours, alternatively some visitors like to travel there by dhow, which can take between 1 and 2 days depending on the wind. If the wind is right, the sailing is comfortable and visitors have their own vessel for fishing and exploring while staying on the island.

Marine park fees are payable, which your captain or lodge / house manager can arrange.

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