Nestled along Kenya’s northern coastline, the peaceful islands of the Lamu archipelago have welcomed travellers for over a thousand years. A sense of living history permeates the islands where the way of life is still connected to the ancient trades and the monsoon winds. The people of Lamu are mainly from the Bajuni tribe, descended from Arabic people mixed with the local Bantu; they call themselves Swahili and they speak the language �������Kiswahili’ in its purest form. Historical ruins wait to be explored and across the year traditional festivals allow visitors to join the locals in celebrating their rich culture.