Dangers & Annoyances
It's not advisable to walk between Shela and Lamu Town after dark, as muggings occasionally occur. Don't take valuables with you if venturing on a long walk along Shela Beach. There are dangerous rip tides around the Fort hotel, a short walk along the beach from Shela proper.
If you find yourself wandering Shela's warren of streets, local children will helpfully enquire if you're lost and then solicit financial contributions for giving you directions. Ignore them.
A comprehensive source of info on all things Lamu is http://lamutourism.org.