Tropical Luma Island Guide

Kenya is a gold mine of Lovely scenery, Captivating wildlife, Mouthwatering cuisine and beautiful simplicity. Luma island is the realization of that last phrase. Part of the  Lamu Archipelago of Kenya, linked by boat to the manda island( that houses an airport and mokowe, unlike Modern cities Luma is a land lost in time but in a good way. Unlike modern cities with there drawbacks of bottleneck traffic and endless barrage of sounds good and bad  Luma island does not have roads but alleyways and footpaths with a few motorized cars here and there with the residents commuting by boat or foot then again is there any better way to truly tour a beautiful city. To facilitate Trade the  Arab traders who had visited the island established a port there however with the forced closure of the slave markets in 1873 and 1890 the prosperity started declining. THe mostly and mainly inhabited part of the island which is Luma town is one of the oldest and well preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. Maintaining a beautiful simplicity in their structures. Second is Shela located south of Luma with its origin unknown it is believed that it was populated by the inhabitants of the nearby Manda islands.NOw it's a thriving tourist attraction and hoe of the most spectacular beaches in the world. alongside there are the last two settlements Matondoni and  Kipgani.

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