Lamu town is a living throwback to the Swahili culture that once dominated the entire Indian Ocean coast. The winding streets, carved woods and traditional houses evoke the everyday sights and sounds of another age, and Lamu’s World Heritage listing is entirely justified.
Lamu destination guides
The Kenyan coast: Mombasa to the Lamu Archipelago
Do you know how you can travel on the Kenyan coast? By spice boat. There is possibly no more romantic way to move from one destination to the next than this. Go to the old harbour of Mombasa and ask for the spice ships, and you may be able to book passage to a boat bound for Zanzibar.