East African - Lamu, the island where cars are banned

Perched placidly off Kenya's coast, is UNESCO World Heritage Site Lamu island, home to one of the oldest continuously inhabited Swahili towns and where cars are banned for the general public. 

Instead of cars, locals rely on donkeys for transport on the land, and dhows to travel throughout the archipelago. Lamu was once the most important international trade center in East Africa -- as is evidenced by the Arab, Indian, Persian and European influences in the local architecture.

The most Swahili feature, however, is the use of coral stone, which reigns supreme throughout the island

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Source: CNN Africa