“Lamu island’s venerable old town blends Arab and African culture with a sun-baked, siesta-time feel that gives it a wonderfully sedate charm” Daily Telegraph
Lamu Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the oldest living town south of the Sahara and the best-preserved settlement in East Africa. Lamu is not a place that much believes in progress – or indeed in haste of any kind. Life is lived at a leisurely pace, and its physical appearance and character have changed very little in centuries. The historic layout of the Old Town remains intact – the same maze of narrow, shady streets – most only wide enough to accommodate a fully-laden donkey, the same coral stone houses and mosques, the same ancient sailing dhows and fishing boats at anchor in the port.