Kiwayu Island is the northerlymost of the Lamu archipelago islands. It’s also got the best beaches in the island chain and some excellent snorkelling spots, so it’s worth the effort to get there.
On the mainland across from the island is the Kiwayu Safari Lodge, considered one of the world’s top hotels. On the island is the more modestly priced Munira Safari Lodge and both hotels will organise transfers by plane from Mombasa, Malindi or Lamu, or motorboat from Lamu.
If you tire of beaches and watersports, the lodges can organise game viewing safaris to Boni and Dodori game reserves. Wildlife that you don’t want to get too close to is the mosquito – the island is renowned for this pesky insect, so take your repellent and anti malarial drugs.