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Tusitiri Dhow

Lamu, Kenya


Stay at Tusitiri Dhow

Dhows are traditional wooden sailing vessels originally built for carrying exotic spices and goods along the Indian Ocean trade routes.

Tusitiri Dhow’s story was born from one Scandinavian family’s love for Africa. After 30 years of exploring Africa’s wild, un-spoilt expanses and developing conservation projects, the family have lovingly restored Tusitiri dhow to create a truly unique experience.

Life on board is laid back and centered on Tusitiri’s broad deck. Sumptuous cushioned seating areas line the deck and the dining area is next to Tusitiri’s solid wooden mast.

Guests sleep on comfortable white linen bedrolls, which are

laid out on deck under the stars after dinner. Bathrobes and kikoi towels are supplied and below deck there are shared bathroom facilities and cabin space for luggage and dressing. There is one open-air (hot) shower, a traditional dhow toilet and a flush toilet below deck.

Whether you wish to picnic on remote beaches, sail, snorkel, deep-sea fish or visit Lamu’s fascinating cultural sites, Tusitiri provides a serene and truly original way to explore the beautiful Lamu archipelago.

Tusitiri is available on an exclusive charter basis and daily activities are tailored to suit your interests, the seasons and the tides.


  • Wifi internet signal
  • Deep-sea fishing boat and speed boat
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Water skis and wake board
  • Al fresco dining area



I went on an adventure of a lifetime to Kenya, planned by True Travel. Borana was the perfect introduction to Africa – the staff were fantastic, the lodge very comfortable and I had amazing wildlife sightings. Then the helicopter flight and night out with Andrew (the real Crocodile Dundee) was an experience of a lifetime; we went scorpion hunting, crocodile catching, swimming in lakes and flew over flamingos. All in all, everything was fantastically planned and the service was brilliant. I’m looking forward to the next adventure!

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