In the northeast of Mombasa,there is a small island of Lamu which was originarry   in habited with mant tribes making it the oldest town with too much visible history reflected in the buldingds, yet with a discernible Swahili technique. Intricately carved wooden doors, coral stone buildings, hidden courtyards, verandas, and rooftop patios are common features. Visiting here is like stepping back in time to knowexactly how history is reapiting its self.

Top attractions on the island include Lamu Museum, with displays on Swahili culture and the region’s nautical history; Lamu Fort; and the Donkey Sanctuary.