A man without a donkey is a donkey, claims one Swahili proverb. Or, as the staff of this sanctuary might tell you, a man who doesn’t...
The best museum in town is housed in a grand Swahili warehouse on the waterfront. This is as good a gateway as you’ll get into Swahili...
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....
Right in front of the main jetty, Petley's seems to be the local watering hole for just about everyone. Expect almost anything, from...
This pretty garden cafe has tables set about a lily-bedecked pond. The small menu includes lots of healthy salads and various snack...
Swahili House information
This preserved Swahili house, tucked away to the side of Yumbe House hotel, is beautiful, but the entry fee is very hard to justify, especially as half the hotels in Lamu are as well preserved as this small house.