Lamu County is an important cultural and heritage place in Kenya. Due to it’s importance, the entire Lamu Island is a protected UNESCO heritage site. During the Easter Weekend, Lamu held its inaugural Food Festival. An event that drew visitors from far and wide to sample Lamu’s culture through its food.
This unique event comes at a time when Lamu’s economy has been ravaged by terrorism following Mpeketoni attacks and killings which brought its vibrant tourism to a grinding halt. Recently, the United Kingdom government issued a stern travel advisory to its citizens against travelling to Lamu, further worsening the situation.
Nevertheless, the food festival was a success and the beauty of Lamu is undisputed as shared in these photos.