Lamu Fort

sights / Military

Lamu Fort information

Lamu , Kenya
Main Sq
Something wrong?
Submit a correction

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. It now houses the island’s library, which holds one of the best collections of Swahili poetry and Lamu reference work in Kenya. Entrance is free with a ticket to the Lamu Museum.