The aroma of exotic spices piled high beside the intricate door carvings of shopfronts. The braying of donkeys, the only form of non-human transport, clashing with the Muslim call to prayer. Men strolling by in long robes, women modest in their brightly coloured shawls.
The oldest Swahili town in Kenya, Lamu’s narrow alleyways have been a hub for trade since the twelfth century. Enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique design aesthetic, cultural tours allow you to get to know this fundamentally medieval town like a local.
Visit sights including relics from the Lamu Sultanate, German, and British colonial periods.