The best museum in town is housed in a grand Swahili warehouse on the waterfront. This is as good a gateway as you’ll get into Swahili cultural and that of the archipelago in particular.
This sanctuary was established by the International Donkey Protection Trust of Sidmouth, UK, to improve the lot of the island’s hard-working beasts of burden
This preserved Swahili house, tucked away to the side of Yumbe House hotel, is beautiful and a must visit.
German Post Office Museum
It was constructed in the late 1800s as a private residence and later converted and used as the first German Post Office on the East African Coast during the time when Witu on the mainland south of Lamu was a German Protectorate.
This squat castle wa s built by the Sultan of Paté from 1810 and completed in 1823. From 1910 right up to 1984 it was used as a prison.
It houses the island’s library, which holds one of the best collections of Swahili poetry and Lamu reference work
Takwa ruins are the remains of a thriving 15th and 16th century Swahili trading town before it was abandoned in the seventeenth century.
Kiunga Reserve in Lamu thrives with pure marine life that brings color to the underworld.
Sand dunes in Shella
The Lamu-Shella sand dunes are a sight to behold. The mass of white sand is so shinny, tall, clean and beautiful: a sight to behold for any visitor.