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#8 Lamu Archipelago

Lamu archipelago, in the northern range of Kenya's coast, is a group of tranquil islands where life is appreciated at its own relaxed rhythm. The islands' major town of Lamu enjoys the status of a world heritage site for its unique arrangement of coral stone houses, narrow winding streets and a largely intact Swahili culture with a strong oriental flair. You can totally immerse yourself in medieval antiquity, only interrupted by the braying of donkeys and the calls to prayer from the many mosques. But Lamu archipelago is also an idyllic place to unwind, with rolling dunes, endless beaches, and coconut and mango trees. Come along on a sailing dhow ride and ply the clean waters, explore untouched beaches, historic ruins and forgotten fishing villages!