Lamu

Overview

Lamu is one of Kenya’s oldest living towns and a visit sometimes feels like stepping back in time to an African Eldorado of sorts. This peaceful tropical island conjures up childhood memories of Robert Louis Stevenson’s fictional epic, ‘Treasure Island’ and the book’s larger-than-life character of Long John Silver.

The County Map

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Lake Yahud Will Leave You Speechless

Lake Yahud in Wajir poses more questions than it answers. Named after a Jew, the mysterious man-made lake was formed in the 1970s.

Lake Yahud in Wajir poses more questions than it answers. Named after a Jew, the mysterious man-made lake was formed in the 1970s.
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Lamu Fort is Still a Jack of all Trades

Lamu Fort is a massive 2-storey stone structure that has served many purposes over time. It was once a military garrison then a prison and now a museum.

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Visit Lamu and Travel Back in Time

Lamu is one of Kenya’s oldest living towns and a visit sometimes feels like stepping back in time. Little has changed over the centuries in its appearance.

Tribes of Kenya

The Bajuni: Catch Remnants of a Disappearing Culture

The Bajuni of Kenya once occupied the Bajuni Islands. Today they live in Lamu, just north of Tana River where they fish, trade and farm.