After the rains we went exploring Old Town which is rich in history as a former trading post. We found an island overflowing with Swahili, Indian, Arabic, and Chinese influences. Thus making it a rare, unique, and historical living heritage.
Lamu is one of the oldest Swahili settlements in east Africa. It is believed to have been established in 1370. Unlike other Swahili settlements which have been abandoned along the East African coast, Lamu has continuously been inhabited for over 700 years.