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Bus Connection From Nairobi - Lamu

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Tawakal bus Company

Mombasa office
Tel: +254 (0) 41 222975
Mobile: +254 (0) 722 550111
Lamu office
Tel: +254 (0) 42 4633380

MSALAMU KES 800/- per adult per trip
MLDLAMU KES 700/- per adult per trip

Tahmeed bus company

Mombasa office
Mobile: +254 (0) 725 473343
Malindi office
Mobile: +254 (0) 727 623281
Lamu office
Mobile: +254 (0) 721 623282

MSALAMU KES 800/- per adult per trip
MLDLAMU KES 700/- per adult per trip

Nairobi – Mombasa bus companies

Coast bus
Tel: +254 (0) 20-2245190 / 217592

Modern Coast
Mobile: +254 (0) 729403589 / (0) 726978852

Mash Poa
Mobile: +254 (0) 736500863 / (0) 733618427

Note: NRBMSA bus charges range between Ksh 1000/- to Ksh 1600/- per person. Please confirm price at the time of Travel.

Additional Information.

Lamu buses are found at Bondeni. Take a tuktuk which is less than ksh 100. The best buses to Lamu are Tawakal and Tahmeed. They are express with exact seated passengers only. The demand for these buses is high so advanced booking would be advisable.

If you plan to stay in Mombasa for a day and connect to Lamu the next day then you can plan to visit the old town. There are several good guest houses offering comfortable and hospitable accommodation.

Mokowe jetty – Lamu Island.

The only way to get to Lamu Island is by boat. You will be met by one of our Guides from Mokowe. Its advisable to ask for a life jacket from the captain just as a safety precaution otherwise there is no problem. If you have a private vehicle, we can organize parking for you. The secured parking at Mokowe can be arranged for KES 200 per day. Please note that you are parking your car at your own RISK.

On arrival to Lamu you can quench your thirst with juice from Hapa Hapa restaurant or a cold beer at Petleys Bar before heading to your place of stay. Karibu Lamu tunapenda wageni

Nairobi – Mombasa

There are day and night buses that travel to Mombasa from Nairobi. Scandinavia and Coast bus depart from River Road while Crown is around Moi Avenue primary school. Msafiri is along Koinange Street. Departure time from Nairobi is between 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM at night and 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM in the morning. Bus exact departure times dependent on the company.

Always in Nairobi, you should be alert to your security as it is an area that can be prone to thieves.

The buses from NAIMSA are express but they stop at Voi for about 20 minutes. Food, Toilets and Mosque are available.