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Jambo Lamu

Wander the narrow, historic streets and meet the friendly locals. Pay attention to the beautiful... read more

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jenviajera
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New York City
Lovely architecture (and lots of donkeys)

I can highly recommend to spend at least a morning in this lovely town. When you enter the port of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ilse020
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Distinctive architectural features in this old town center, such as enclosed courtyards and intricately carved doorways, exhibit the confluence of Arabic, Indian and European cultures.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday

Wander the narrow, historic streets and meet the friendly locals. Pay attention to the beautiful intricate carvings on the Swahili style doors. Taste the street food, watch news in the evenings on the projector in the main square. Smile and say "jambo" - you're in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can highly recommend to spend at least a morning in this lovely town. When you enter the port of Lamu Town, it feels like a step back into time. Lamu town has architectural designs dating back 700 years and they are a mixture of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do you want to see Zanzibar the way it used to be? Well come to Lamu and go back in time. This is an active Swahili coast town where you can be exposed to their culture without over tourism. A must see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this lovely little town where donkeys and cycles are main mode of transport. We got a boat from Shela Beach and back again, wandered around the town and said hello to the lovely people who live and work there. A...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through Lamu old time takes you way back to old age. The traffic is of people and donkeys...the main means of transport is either dokeys, your own legs or if going to another island you take the boat. The people are so friendly and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most quant beautiful town I’ve seen. It’s like time stood still here. The alleyways, architecture, intricately crafted doors..

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whaw in many ways. The tawn, the shop the people. Go Tho visit tunu Lamu, the shop from Irene and her most beatyfull shopkeeper Tina!

Thank thopasta
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful small island off the coast of kenya with the most amazing people, food beaches and history! Worth a visit!

Thank kitty1234567
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Lamu old town! Words can never be good enough for this place. It’s also a UNESCO world heritage site. The mode of transportation is boat, donkey or on foot. We took a boat from Manda to Lamu Island and decided to walk and explore on...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

This was our first visit to Lamu and we were loved it. The narrow lane ways, the traditional markets, the gentle people and even the incessant call to prayer from the countless mosques became a welcome part of the experience. We never felt unsafe at...More

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Ashley D
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Response from jkdavis2016 |
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
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