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Address: Lamu Island, Kenya

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A lot more can be done to make the fort interesting

We could only view it from the courtyard as most of the rooms were locked or used as office space. I feel a lot more can be done to make this historic building more appealing to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I visited this fort at least twice. It is like going back in time. If you can get out to Pate Island you have to see it. Literally, cannons are still lying about from hundreds of years ago. The keeper is a very nice gentleman that will take as long as you like telling you about the place. Ask him... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We could only view it from the courtyard as most of the rooms were locked or used as office space. I feel a lot more can be done to make this historic building more appealing to the public. There is a fee of shs 5oo/- for toursts and 100/- for citizens and this allows you to visit the museum as... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Inside the fort their is little to see, but if you are able, climb the steps for a breath taking view of Lamu. Entrance is free if you buy a ticket for the Museum. I preferred the museum than the fort for filling in the history of Lamu and the surrounding areas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lade back in the remote Pate Island,this structure is a very good example of the Omani influence in the region.The journey itself is just unforgettable.

Thank 770Emmanuel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Beautiful old fort where sometimes Muslim weddings are celebrated. On top of the stairs there is a coffee bar from where you can watch people busy on the square near the public market

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

not much to see, but can recommend to drink something at the cafe of lamu house and enjoy watching the villagers under the tree ! and visit marianne's shop (very nice clothes and gifts !)

1 Thank vandelm
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I stumbled into the Fort and Museum (BTW, your ticket to one gets you free into the other and be sure to keep it otherwise they may try to charge you twice). The guide was nice and attentive. It was fascinating to me that this piece of land had been occupied for 4000 years prior by Europeans, Persians, Muslims, Indians,... More 

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