Lamu: The island where cars are banned
Great article on CNN. One of the coolest places that we have visited.
(CNN)Walk through the streets of Lamu's Old Town and you'd be hard pushed to find a taxi. In fact, cars are banned for the general public.
The East African island, perched placidly off Kenya's coast, is home to one of the oldest continuously inhabited Swahili towns -- an ethnic group in East Africa who have lived here for more than 700 years. Instead of cars, locals rely on donkeys for transport on the land, and dhows to travel throughout the archipelago.