A fascinating medieval atmosphere envelops Lamu’s archipelago, which has not changed much in looks and character during the centuries. Made up of a chain of major islands and many smaller ones, this archipelago is the brightest jewel of the Kenya coast, and offers an unforgettable stay for those seeking to get away from it all. Here life flows at a slow and relaxed pace; the enchanting landscape is characterized by sand dunes, long white beaches and small hidden villages.
The old town of Lamu, recognized by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, is a rare living fragment of the Swahili culture, which once dominated the whole coast on the Indian Ocean. With its winding streets, which allow passage only to people and donkeys, the typical wooden carvings and the characteristic architecture of its houses, it is absolutely charming.