Situated on Kenya’s northern coastline, near Somalia, is the Lamu Archipelago, a small group of islands consisting of Lamu, Manda, Pate, and Kiwayuu. Lamu town serves as the headquarters of Lamu District, which is one of the six districts of Kenya’s Coast Province. The district borders the Indian Ocean to the east, the Tana River District to the south-west, the Garissa District to the north, and the Republic of Somalia to the north-east.
The Lamu County covers a land surface area of 6,474.7 square kilometers, including the mainland and over 65 islands that make up the Lamu Archipelago. The total length of the coastline is 130 kilometers, while the land-water mass area stands at 308 kilometers.