With a population of just under 1,400, Lamu was founded by Swahili traders in 1370 and has retained much of its original appearance and character - and therefore listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - with narrow streets, no cars, and donkeys the only means of transport donkeys, apart from boats. Read more about this and other nearby attractions in our recent post "7 Top Spots to Visit on the Coast of Kenya."

(Patricia Alnberth/UNESCO)


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