LAMU ISLAND

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The small island of Lamu,is located on the Indian Ocean.It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lamu Old Town is Kenya’s oldest continually inhabited Swahili settlement with origins dating back to the 12th century. Walking along the  streets, you can see the island’s rich trading history reflected in the buildings. Architectural features from the Arab world, Europe, and India are evident, with a distinctive Swahili designs.  Carved wooden doors, coral stone buildings,  verandas, and rooftop patios are common features. Visiting here is a step back in the old days. Dhows can be seen in the ports and ocean. There are no vehicles apart from one used by government officials and donkeys are common mode of transport.