Lamu Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 80%Budget Travelers
- 67%Local Culture
- 67%History Buffs
Member Reviews (8)
- LamuMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 1Dec 01, 2013
As part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya, Lamu is the country's oldest living town. It's remote, boasts the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa - and, until recently, used only donkeys as transport, which is a top reason to visit.
- LamuMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Aug 14, 2013
Lamu is a beautiful island off the coast of Kenya. The old town, which dates back more than 500 years, oozes history - with narrow winding streets and a laid back atmosphere - is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The beaches are nice as well.
- LamuJul 04, 2012
Lamu is the heart of Swahili culture in Kenya. Get lost among the narrow cobblestone streets winding their way through white-washed coral brick buildings. Play soccer with the locals on the beach in the warm light of the setting sun. Swim with dolphins on a dhow ride among mangrove forests. Eat seafood off the boat and drink fresh fruit juice on the white sand. But most of all, relax.
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