Lamu is one of the best preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa.
The road to becoming a world heritage site…
Lamu is a pearl to be polished and looked after.
Mkunguni Square is situated right in the middle of the Lamu Old Town.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest continually inhabited town along the Kenyan coast, Lamu has retained its authentic Moorish architectural fabric as well as its social and cultural roots, making for a rich and magical getaway.
18th century Subira House still reflects the grandeur of the island’s past wealth.
Kenya has plenty of towns set in landscapes of incredible beauty â€“ but nothing combines history, architecture and heritage quite like Old Town…
Lamu island, off coast of Kenya, has lots of history but no cars for visitors; Colin Hancock & Thomas Page; CNN
The East African island of Lamu, perched off Kenya’s coast, is home to one of the oldest Swahili towns. You can get around on donkeys.
Lamu is the oldest surviving Swahili town in East Africa that has retained its original form.