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Historic Sites in Kenya

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

There’s a host of top Historic Sites in Kenya  such as the fascinating Lamu Old Town. We’ve put together an experts guide to Kenyan cultural landmarks and monuments, with our top places to visit as well as a full list of Historic Sites in Kenya, which shouldn’t be ignored if you have the time.

What are the best Historic Sites in Kenya?

1. Lamu Old Town

Lamu Old Town in Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for being one of the oldest towns in Kenya and an extremely well-preserved Swahili settlement. Developed by the Bantu people, Lamu has been continuously inhabited for over 700 years and has maintained many of the original architectural characteristics of the Swahili culture. 

As such, the buildings in Lamu Old Town are constructed of mangrove timber and coral stone. Among the sites one can visit in Lamu are the Lamu Fort and the Lamu Museum. Lamu is also a site of vital importance to the Muslim faith and hosts several religious celebrations.

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