Archive for January 5, 2018

Places To Visit In Lamu

Lamu Museum

Lamu Museum

Lamu Museum

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.

Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey Sanctuary

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

Swahili House

Swahili House

Swahili House

This preserved Swahili house, tucked away to the side of Yumbe House hotel, is beautiful and a must visit.

German Post Office Museum

German Post Office Museum

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.

Siyu Fort

Siyu Fort

Siyu Fort

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.

Lamu Fort

Lamu Fort

Lamu Fort

It houses the island’s library, which holds one of the best collections of Swahili poetry and Lamu reference work

Takwa Ruins

Takwa Ruins

Takwa Ruins

Takwa ruins are the remains of a thriving 15th and 16th century Swahili trading town before it was abandoned in the seventeenth century.

Marine Park

Marine Park

Kiunga Reserve in Lamu thrives with pure marine life that brings color to the underworld.

Marine Park

Sand dunes in Shella

Sand dunes in Shella

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.