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Lamu Town City Tour Guided Day Trip is a 2-hour tour by foot or donkey and takes you to Lamu town city attractions. Lamu is a small town located on Lamu Island in Kenya.
The tour takes you to interesting sites such as the imposing Lamu Fort, the ancient Pwani Mosque, the central Riyadh Mosque and square, and the Old Stone Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Enjoy amazing views from the highest rooftops in Lamu, allowing you a perspective of Lamu you don’t get from the ground, wood carving workshops and other artisan craft workshops, and even the highly recommended Lamu Museum.
Lamu Town City Tour Guided Day Trip Highlights
Lamu town has a number of interesting museums and exhibits which are well worth a visit. Places of interest you will visit include Lamu Fort – a popular tourist attraction and a World Heritage site, located in Lamu town.
It was built between 1813 and 1821, a two-story building with stylish Swahili architecture. Lamu fort is now an environmental museum and a library. Swahili House Museum and Lamu Museum – a grand Swahili building established to illustrate Lamu’s history and culture.
Other interesting places included in the tour are Lamu Market, the German post office (the first post office in Lamu), Furniture stores, and Kikoy Stores. Other places include Art galleries, the ancient Pwani Mosque, the central Riyadh Mosque, and the Donkey Sanctuary – a facility that provides treatment for all donkeys in Lamu.
Since there is no motorized transportation, the only means of transportation are the donkeys. There are about 2000 to 3000 working donkeys on the island. The Donkey Sanctuary provides the donkey with treatment free of charge.
Lamu’s narrow streets remain unchanged, and in the markets and squares around the fort, life moves at the same pace as it always has. The port of Lamu has existed for at least a thousand years. Most buildings are constructed out of local materials including coral-rag blocks for the walls; wooden floors supported by mangrove poles, Makuti roofs, and intricately carved shutters for windows.
There are no vehicles on this island, and the donkey and the dhow remain the dominant form of transport. The town was founded in the 14th century and it contains many fine examples of Swahili architecture. On the mainland – the streets, donkeys, and camels are the major means of transportation because the streets are very narrow for cars or buses.
You can explore the town on foot, by bicycle or by donkey. All along you will be accompanied by a professionally trained guide who is knowledgeable and informative about the history and culture of Lamu town. The guides will offer you the exciting history of Lamu from traditional times through recent modernization.
The architecture of the houses and buildings is especially unique.
Lamu Town City Tour Guided Day Trip Prices
Lamu Town City Tour Guided Day Trip Rates Includes:
Mineral water during tour + Professional English-speaking guides + All entry fees, guide fees, service charges, and taxes & Pickup from your hotel in Lamu Island and drop-off to your hotel
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* Lamu Town City Tour Guided Day Trip can start from Shela village or from Lamu Town
Lamu Town City Tour Guided Day Trip Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Lunch or dinner in town (option and extra charges direct)
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)