Historic sites in Kenya

If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Kenya and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in Kenya and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in Kenya you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in Kenya, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

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Lamu Old Town

Lamu Old Town is an excellent example of a Swahili settlement and is one of the oldest towns in Kenya.


Lamu Old Town in Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for being one of the oldest towns in Kenya and an extremely well-preserved Swahili settlement. Based on the island of Lamu off the coast of mainland Kenya, Lamu Old Town was once a central trading area dating back to at least the twelfth century.

Developed by the Bantu people, Lamu has been continuously inhabited for over 700 years and has maintained many of the original architectural characteristics of the Swahili culture. As such, the buildings in Lamu Old Town are constructed of mangrove timber and coral stone. Among the sites one can visit in Lamu are the Lamu Fort and the Lamu Museum. Lamu is also a site of vital importance to the Muslim faith and hosts several religious celebrations.