New Minaa Café
German Post Office Museum
In the late 1800s, before the British decided to nip German expansion into Tanganyika in the bud, the Germans regarded Lamu as an ideal...
Atmospheric and chaotic, this quintessential Lamu market is best visited early in the morning. Bargain for stinking fresh tuna and...
This squat castle was built by the Sultan of Paté from 1810 and completed in 1823. From 1910 right up to 1984 it was used as a prison....
The AP's Canteen
The administrative police canteen may seem an unlikely place to drink and dance, but on Muslim Lamu, where the supply of alcohol is...
This very atmospheric but basic place doesn’t even have a sign, but it does serve dirt-cheap meals of fish, beans (the best is maharagwe...
New Minaa Café information
On the road towards the Riyadha Mosque, this busy, clean rooftop café serves Swahili favourites such as beef kebabs, maharagwe (beans in coconut milk), chicken tikka and samaki (fried fish). It's cheap and popular with both locals and travellers.