Here, life goes on much as it was hundreds of years ago. In spite of this, Lamu has moved to become a resort for the discerning tourist with several small homely hotels set up on its beaches.
Lamu archipelago off the Kenyan coast further north is one of the few remaining pieces of history in the region. Antique stone houses, huge carved doors, women dressed in traditional black bui-buis and traditional dhows with huge triangular sails are some of the trade marks of the island. The biggest attraction however, is the unspoilt culture and atmosphere of busy days of the past where Donkeys take the place of cars.