(text taken from ‚Lamu, where history lives’) The trade winds of the Indian Ocean have been bringing the world to the East African Coast for over a thousand years. In the remote archipelago of Lamu, the local people have a long established tradition of welcoming travellers. The Lamu Archipelago today remains as mystical, exotic and serene as ever. The old stone town is a World Heritage Site, a place where culture, history and custom are all blended into a truly unique way of life. Lamu is unaffected by the pace of change of the Western world, where the wisdom of the past plays a part in present, and the pace of life is measured by the progress of the graceful dhows that sail among the islands.