Lamu Town is the oldest town in East Africa, with well preserved Swahili settlement and culture. Lamu is one of the most beautiful towns in Africa's Eastern region. It still possesses its original culture and traditions. The beauty behind Lamu is the fact that it still possesses its ancient structures.
Lamu Town is situated on Lamu Island, part of the Lamu Archipelago in the northern coast of Kenya. Some of the places to visit in Lamu include the Lamu Fort, Lamu Museum, Swahili House and the Donkey Sanctuary. Visit this spectacular town with unique architecture of ancient structures. Engage in fun activities such as dhow sailing and snorkelling.
Things to See and Do in Lamu Town
At the far north of Island Lamu is a beautiful long sandy white beach with little broken sea shells. Shela Beach is one magnificent place to be. The museum in Lamu Town is known as Lamu Museum, and it was built in the late 18th Century as the former residence of the British governors in the colonial era.
Other places to visit are Lamu Fort, which was completed in 1820s, and the Donkey Sanctuary built in the late 19th Century.