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9. Lamu Island in Kenya

The tropical island of Lamu lies off the coast of Kenya, just south of the equator. Its historic buildings reflect the island¿s importance as a port used by African, Arab, and European traders and explorers. A range of dhow trips lets you explore the surrounding archipelago with its isolated villages and ancient ruins. Try a three-hour trip to Manda Island, or a Full Moon cruise with a lobster dinner included. On some fishing trips, you can cook and eat your