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All reviews narrow streets old town beautiful place east africa world heritage site seafood mode of transport swahili style many places donkey poo shela beach unique culture the main street sea front call to prayer couple of hours local guide
We had an enjoyable visit for a long weekend
Thee was plenty of good staffed accommodation available. We were cooked for by a great cook
We walked in the town visited the fort walked on the beach and went to a film night mainly attended...More
Great town, with such lovely locals. It has such a rich history and it's very vibrant in culture. Better get a local guide to help you navigate through the maze of houses or you'll get lost and Google maps won't help.
Lamu has a unique culture and atmosphere. As influenced by Arabs as Africans. The architecture is beautiful highlighted by the intricately carved wooden doors which are everywhere. Only donkeys, no cars.
To really appreciate it you need a guide to get you into one of...More
We decided to do a morning trip to the old town, it was ok, but we were a bit disappointed, thought there would be many more interesting places and crafts places to visit. Some of the craft / furniture shops we did go into, the...More
I never wanted to leave Lamu. It's like stepping back in time with its narrow alleyways, donkeys, old buildings with old fashioned spice and curio shops. The call of the prayer echoing from several mosques just adds to the Arabic influence. People are friendly, curios...More
I ve been visiting East Africa for many years now and have visited many places around but this must be one of the most beautiful places. It felt like time stood still or even It felt like a place where you read in books some...More
Lamu is a place to visit and linger a while if you appreciate time away from the well beaten path. We stayed in Jannat House (separate review to follow), two persons, B&B, for eight nights for $300. Lamu is a buzzing place with narrow streets,...More
Would very much recommend to take a guide to visit the old town of Lamu. Our hotel arranged one for 1500 shilling (15 dollar). He knows the way in the maze narrow streets behind the seafront. Otherwise Lamu very much is what it is hyped...More
Lamu was an amazing place to visit. A place where one walks and discovers new sights at every corners in each of the narrow alleyways. the architecture, diversity of people and arts is amazing. There is modern and old all together. Many beaches in close...More
If you are really adventurous and don't have much money, you can take public transport (bus) but I would advise against it, unless you are really on a budget, are not in a hurry, and don't mind heat, crowds, etc. Best way is... More
If you are really adventurous and don't have much money, you can take public transport (bus) but I would advise against it, unless you are really on a budget, are not in a hurry, and don't mind heat, crowds, etc. Best way is just to fly. Direct flights from MSA should be easy to find.