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  • Located on the northern shore almost 200 miles north of Mombasa, the Lamu Archipelago perfectly illustrates the ancient Arabian and Islamic influence on Sub-Saharan Africa. Today, Lamu receives numerous tourists who are attracted by Lamu's enchanting and picturesque setting. The town - seen by many as the cradle of Swahili culture - is dotted with 29 mosques, the oldest being the Pwani Mosque which ...
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  • Off the coast of northern Kenya, the Lamu Archipelago is renowned for its exquisite beauty and quiet charm.
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  • The port of Lamu is Kenya's second biggest after Mombasa.
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  • Children in Lamu survey the scene.
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  • Fishing is practiced aboard traditional Feluccas.
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  • Once used as a means of transport, the traditional Kenyan ships now offer splendid excursions out to sea.
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  • A local rides his donkey through the streets of Lamu's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Located on the northern shore almost 200 miles north of Mombasa, the Lamu Archipelago perfectly illustrates the ancient Arabian and Islamic influence on Sub-Saharan Africa. Today, Lamu receives numerous tourists who are attracted by Lamu's enchanting and picturesque setting. The town - seen by many as the cradle of Swahili culture - is dotted with 29 mosques, the oldest being the Pwani Mosque which was built in 1370.

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Lamu: the key figures

Surface area : 224080.0 km2

Population : 39002772 inhabitants

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