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Discover the most beautiful place on earth...just off the coast of Kenya. LAMU! If you move too fast, you're told, "PolePole" by those who live there. This is usually followed by the phrase, "Slowly, Slowly"...to let you know what the Swahili phrase means. It's the equivalent of Jamaica's Irie, Irie...

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See 5 photos and 1 tip from 26 visitors to Lamu Square. "Come here to watch the news in the evenings together with the locals! Most Beautiful, Beautiful Places, The Locals, Just Go, Jamaica, Coast, Earth, Kenya, Negril Jamaica

Lamu Square

Entering Lamu Square, the heart of Lamu Town...

See 8 photos and 1 tip from 37 visitors to Lamu Fort. "A UNESCO World Heritage site! Most Beautiful, Beautiful Places, Heritage Site, Beautiful Interiors, Just Go, Kenya

Lamu Fort

The beautiful interior courtyard of Lamu Fort, as seen from above!

See 4 photos and 3 tips from 13 visitors to Whispers. Back Patio, Back Gardens, Whisper, Kenya, Just Go, Places To See, Beautiful Places, Rabbit, The Incredibles

Whispers

Whispers Cafe - This is a fantastic cafe in the heart of Lamu Town. The food is great, the wait staff are wonderful...and the place is FULL of secrets. You think it's this tiny little cafe, but then you go out to the back patio...and you're in a beautiful quiet spot with a lovely atmosphere. and THEN...you discover there are back rooms...and back back rooms...and the beauty continues to a back back back garden! Just INCREDIBLE. While there with Summer Literary Seminars, we had a reading in…

This old guy was setting out into the Indian Ocean in his homemade boat! Lamu Kenya, Slowly Slowly, Moving Too Fast, Phrase Meaning, Jamaica, Four Square, Places Ive Been, Beautiful Places, Coast

Lamu Island Kenya

Discover the most beautiful place on earth...just off the coast of Kenya. LAMU! If you move too fast, you're told, "PolePole" by those who live there. This is usually followed by the phrase, "Slowly, Slowly"...to let you know what the Swahili phrase means. It's the equivalent of Jamaica's Irie, Irie...

This old guy was setting out into the Indian Ocean in his homemade boat! Lamu Kenya, Slowly Slowly, Moving Too Fast, Phrase Meaning, Jamaica, Four Square, Places Ive Been, Beautiful Places, Coast

Lamu Island Kenya

Discover the most beautiful place on earth...just off the coast of Kenya. LAMU! If you move too fast, you're told, "PolePole" by those who live there. This is usually followed by the phrase, "Slowly, Slowly"...to let you know what the Swahili phrase means. It's the equivalent of Jamaica's Irie, Irie...

About the Takwa Ruins. A message to newly arriving visitors. Phrase Meaning, Kenya, Jamaica, Four Square, Beautiful Places, Messages, Island, Negril Jamaica

Takwa Ruins Manda Island Lamu

About the Takwa Ruins. A message to newly arriving visitors...

See 2 photos from 6 visitors to Takwa Ruins Manda Island Lamu. Baobab Tree, Day Trip, Kenya, Cement, Jamaica, Beautiful Places, Coast, Trees, Journey

Takwa Ruins Manda Island Lamu

When in Lamu, take a day trip to the TAKWA ruins! You can only get there at certain tides...and the boat only takes you so close...then you have to walk through the water for the rest of the trip. It's SO worth the journey! Check out this mighty BAOBAB tree! These things are gorgeous...and like cement. Ancient trees from the beginning of time...

Shela Beach on MANDA BAY! An oasis within an oasis. And what better way to arrive there than by dhow! Most Beautiful, Beautiful Places, Kenya, Jamaica, Oasis, Earth, Travel, Negril Jamaica, Viajes

Manda Bay

Shela Beach on MANDA BAY! An oasis within an oasis. And what better way to arrive there than by dhow! (-:

The Burial Tomb of a Revered Imam - Takwa Ruins - Manda Island, Kenya Most Beautiful, Beautiful Places, 2 Photos, Kenya, Jamaica, Coast, Earth, Island, Plants

Takwa Ruins Manda Island Lamu

The Burial Tomb of a Revered Imam - Takwa Ruins - Manda Island, Kenya

Getting to the Takwa Ruins is half the fun. The dhow operators will get you into a smaller boat and drag it in themselves. Then you have to jump in and wade to shore! 2 Photos, Couple Photos, Phrase Meaning, Small Boats, Kenya, Jamaica, Four Square, Beautiful Places, Coast

Takwa Ruins Manda Island Lamu

Getting to the Takwa Ruins is half the fun. The dhow operators will get you into a smaller boat and drag it in themselves...but they can only take you so far. Then you have to jump in and wade to shore!

To give you some indication of the size of the baobabs found amidst the Tawka Ruins. Most Beautiful, Beautiful Places, 2 Photos, Kenya, Jamaica, Coast, Earth, Island, Negril Jamaica

Takwa Ruins Manda Island Lamu

To give you some indication of the size of the baobabs found amidst the Tawka Ruins... (I'm 6' 2")

See 8 photos and 1 tip from 37 visitors to Lamu Fort. "A UNESCO World Heritage site! Most Beautiful, Beautiful Places, Heritage Site, Hallways, Kenya, Jamaica, World, Foyers, Negril Jamaica

Lamu Fort

One of the hallways of Lamu Fort. This entire structure is beautiful. If you make it to Lamu, you cannot NOT see the FORT. (-;

A little oasis between the interconnected rooms, outbuildings and gardens at WHISPERS CAFE. A lot of people don't know about the back places at this quaint little cafe. Ask to see the whole thing. Beg if you have to. Most Beautiful, Beautiful Places, Lots Of People, 4 Photos, Whisper, Kenya, Jamaica, Oasis, Gardens

Whispers

A little oasis between the interconnected rooms, outbuildings and gardens at WHISPERS CAFE. A lot of people don't know about the back places at this quaint little cafe. Ask to see the whole thing. Beg if you have to. (-: