Lamu is a peaceful tropical island and an interesting historic place, which is renowned as an African holiday destination in Kenya. This beautiful island is a part of the Lamu Archipelago, attracting numerous visitors year round, to explore and enjoy a relaxed life on its endless beaches, rolling dunes, mango and coconut plantations. The Lamu Old Town here is one of the leading tourist destinations, where tourists can witness sights from a Bygone Era in the form of excellent Swahili architectural examples.
The famous Donkey Sanctuary here provides free veterinary services to the animals in emergency situations. The Lamu Fort Environment Museum showcases the historical and environmental artifacts and also houses the town's library. Tourist will find not less than 23 mosques in the Lamu Town and apart of that the Swahili House Museum is a place worth visiting.