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Lamu Cultural Festival

on Wednesday, 13 October 2010. Posted in Lamu Archipelago, North Coast, Events, Travel, Community

5th annual festival, Lamu Old Town

fort_agedThis event will be held in Lamu Old Town from Friday 18th November through to Sunday 20th November 2010.

The three day festival celebrates Lamu's rich cultural history.

Lamu Old Town became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2001 and is rated as being one of the best remaining and active examples of a traditional Swahili settlement.

The port of Lamu Old Town is believed to have existed for at least 1,000 years.

Lamu Old TownHighlights of the event include:

  • Competitions such as dhow and donkey races.
  • Arts and crafts including traditional swahili art techniques as well as modern photographic exhibitions.
  • A swahili food bazaar
  • Renowned coastal musicians adding to the flavour and sounds of Lamu Old Town over the festival.
  • Swahili bridal ceremony
  • Various cultural heritage displays at Lamu's well know Museums and galleries.

Further information can be found at the Lamu World Heritage site.

To read more about Lamu, or to search for accommodation, activities, maps and other related info, please visit the Lamu Island page of


Lamu Old Town seafront

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