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Address: Lamu Island, Kenya
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Pate and Siyu by public transport

We took the local boat from early morning 6 am and took about 2.5 hours, a bit uncomfortable with all goods for market there, but it is nice if you want to experience the daily... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Hien Minh V
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We took the local boat from early morning 6 am and took about 2.5 hours, a bit uncomfortable with all goods for market there, but it is nice if you want to experience the daily life there. This boat is coming back the next morning, but there are chances to get other boats in the afternoon if you ask people... More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Siyu being off and away from the main lamu island becomes a bit of a challenge to go there if you are on a Budget, the museum can arrangements with the hotels to take people for day trips to siyu and other historical sites that are under them

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1 Thank twofifty
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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97 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

I visited this fort at least twice. It is like going back in time. If you can get out to Pate Island you have to see it. Literally, cannons are still lying about from hundreds of years ago. The keeper is a very nice gentleman that will take as long as you like telling you about the place. Ask him... More 

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Thank majshanman
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

We could only view it from the courtyard as most of the rooms were locked or used as office space. I feel a lot more can be done to make this historic building more appealing to the public. There is a fee of shs 5oo/- for toursts and 100/- for citizens and this allows you to visit the museum as... More 

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Thank smatlock10
Stockport, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Inside the fort their is little to see, but if you are able, climb the steps for a breath taking view of Lamu. Entrance is free if you buy a ticket for the Museum. I preferred the museum than the fort for filling in the history of Lamu and the surrounding areas

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1 Thank Twiga64
Mombasa
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

Lade back in the remote Pate Island,this structure is a very good example of the Omani influence in the region.The journey itself is just unforgettable.

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Thank 770Emmanuel
barcelona
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Beautiful old fort where sometimes Muslim weddings are celebrated. On top of the stairs there is a coffee bar from where you can watch people busy on the square near the public market

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Thank lisagBarcelona
Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

not much to see, but can recommend to drink something at the cafe of lamu house and enjoy watching the villagers under the tree ! and visit marianne's shop (very nice clothes and gifts !)

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1 Thank vandelm
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

I stumbled into the Fort and Museum (BTW, your ticket to one gets you free into the other and be sure to keep it otherwise they may try to charge you twice). The guide was nice and attentive. It was fascinating to me that this piece of land had been occupied for 4000 years prior by Europeans, Persians, Muslims, Indians,... More 

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