Anchored within Lamu’s ancient history is a rich and vibrant culture. Described as the “oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa”, the Lamu area is globally recognised as a vitally important heritage site.

Through the Lamu Conservation Trust and it’s committed Technical Support Team, the Lamu community is now empowered to preserve their cultural identity whilst balancing the social and economic needs of their communities in harmony with their natural environment.