Matondoni village Lamu Island day tour is a day excursion to one of the 3 villages located on Lamu island
Matondoni, on the north west mangrove shore of Lamu Island is about 8 km’s from Lamu Town. The village has mud and thatched huts and a few hundred people. The best place to see dhows being built is the village of Matondoni.
Matondoni is famous for making some of the finest dhows in the world, but with the disappearance of the great dhows in the 60’s the only demand left was for the smaller fishing dhow and now they are being pushed aside for fiberglass speedboats.