Lamu is a place like no other, a peaceful tropical island where life is lived at its own relaxed rhythm, but with a history as mysterious and fascinating as the winding streets of its medieval stone town.
Lamu has seen many visitors and influences including Portuguese explorers, Turkish traders and the Omani Arabs. All have left their mark, and Lamu has its own particular culture, which draws many visitors today including the rich and famous. When the Oman Sultan left Lamu for Zanzibar, the island was caught in a time warp for over three hundred years. There are still no cars on the island – the donkey and the dhow remain the dominant form of transport – the narrow streets of the old town are very much as they were and in the markets and squares around the fort, life moves at the same pace as it always has.
The rest of the island is a beautiful oasis of rolling dunes and endless beaches, where tiny villages nestle among coconut and mango plantations and sailing dhows fill the enticing waters.
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