The town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards,
This is a part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. Lamu Old Town is one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. It is built in coral stone and mangrove timber. The town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors. Lamu has hosted major Muslim religious festivals since the 19th century, and has become a significant center for the study of Islamic and Swahili cultures. The island is linked by boat to Mkorwe on the mainland and to Manda Island, where there is an airport. There are no roads on the island, just alleyways and footpaths, and therefore, there are few motorized vehicles on the island. Residents move about on foot or by boat, and donkeys are used to transport goods and materials. There are some villages that neighbor Lamu such as Shela Village, which was settled by people from Manda Island and Pate Island and which is now a major tourist town; Matondoni village well known for the building and repairing of dhows; and Kipungani Island.died 6 months later but his legacy of excellence and the systems he installed for the management of Tsavo and wildlife generally in Kenya, particularly in the sphere of wildlife husbandry and ethics, lives on. David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is where you come close to elephant calves. Daphne Sheldrick, As part of the David Sheldrick Conservation Foundation, rehabilitates baby elephants and other wildlife here at her home just outside of Nairobi National Park. These babies have lost their mothers to poaching, death, injuries, on getting lost in the wild or other tragedies. Daphne and her dedicated staff raise them to be released back into the wild when they are ready. It’s worth visiting and witness the humanitarian care to the wildlife and the heart it takes to care. They charge a small entrance fee, instead you can buy a souvenir or donate for the conservation.[/Section] The Kenyan Coast: With over 300 miles of extensive sandy beaches fringed with coconut palms and lapped by the warm Indian Ocean, the Kenyan coast is a ‘must’ in any holidaymaker’s itinerary. The beaches offer opportunities for blissful relaxation, swimming in the balmy ocean, sailing in a variety of boats, exploring the protective coral reefs which stretch offshore, fishing afloat fleets of deep sea fishing boats equipped with the latest modern equipment, water skiing and other water sports. Hotels offer excellent and varied cuisine and sea food while enjoying a variety of entertainment.