Eating

Shela has some of the best restaurants in the Lamu archipelago, with a couple of standout options and plenty of low-key local eateries in Lamu town also. The resorts and banda (thatched-roof hut) camps on Manda Island, Kiwayu Island and near Kipungani get rave reviews from guests for their stellar cooking. On Paté Island, visitors are limited to home-cooked meals at homestays.