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some parts are over restored

please please please remove the iron fence which is almost suffocating the fort. it makes taking... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Mamdouh S
what a location

for a copy of a real Arab/ Yemeny fort it is extremely well done...when walking on the beach you... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
worldtravellerfrance
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17 Aug 2018
“some parts are over restored”
3 Dec 2017
“what a location”
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

please please please remove the iron fence which is almost suffocating the fort. it makes taking good photos almost impossible

Thank Mamdouh S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

for a copy of a real Arab/ Yemeny fort it is extremely well done...when walking on the beach you will pass this "monument"

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We took the local boat from early morning 6 am and took about 2.5 hours, a bit uncomfortable with all goods for market there, but it is nice if you want to experience the daily life there. This boat is coming back the next morning,...More

1  Thank justme0028
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Siyu being off and away from the main lamu island becomes a bit of a challenge to go there if you are on a Budget, the museum can arrangements with the hotels to take people for day trips to siyu and other historical sites that...More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I visited this fort at least twice. It is like going back in time. If you can get out to Pate Island you have to see it. Literally, cannons are still lying about from hundreds of years ago. The keeper is a very nice gentleman...More

Thank majshanman
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We could only view it from the courtyard as most of the rooms were locked or used as office space. I feel a lot more can be done to make this historic building more appealing to the public. There is a fee of shs 5oo/-...More

1  Thank smatlock10
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Inside the fort their is little to see, but if you are able, climb the steps for a breath taking view of Lamu. Entrance is free if you buy a ticket for the Museum. I preferred the museum than the fort for filling in the...More

1  Thank Twiga64
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Lade back in the remote Pate Island,this structure is a very good example of the Omani influence in the region.The journey itself is just unforgettable.

Thank 770Emmanuel
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Beautiful old fort where sometimes Muslim weddings are celebrated. On top of the stairs there is a coffee bar from where you can watch people busy on the square near the public market

Thank lisagBarcelona
Reviewed 20 November 2013

not much to see, but can recommend to drink something at the cafe of lamu house and enjoy watching the villagers under the tree ! and visit marianne's shop (very nice clothes and gifts !)

1  Thank vandelm
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