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Takwa, a charming escape

It was a 45 minute boat ride from Lamu old town to Takwa Ruins on the southern corner of Manda... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Peter K
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Nairobi, Kenya
Back in time, to suprising sophisitication

Do visit the ruins of this walled village that was once home to 2,500 people - who were forced to... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Michael E
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Takwa ruins itself was whatever left from a small Swahili settlement, which consisted of few ruins and well preserved small tomb. Ali, the man who looks after it, is a character of his own- having lived there for 20 years. When we found out that...More

Thank Zer0oo
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It was a 45 minute boat ride from Lamu old town to Takwa Ruins on the southern corner of Manda Island, Lamu district in coastal Kenya. We walked across a sturdy raised walkway above the mangroves. This is followed by another section of a slightly...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Do visit the ruins of this walled village that was once home to 2,500 people - who were forced to leave it and head across to Shela where their descendants now play hosts to the world's tourists. As elsewhere in the Islamic world of centuries...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Half the fun of seeing the ruins is getting there. We were staying at Manda island and had considered riding a bike but it was raining most of the day so we took a boat from the Majlis hotel. It was a scenic ride past...More

Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
Reviewed 13 November 2013

The dhow trip to Takwa Ruins through the mangroves was awesome. Good day or half day trip to take while visiting Lamu and Manda.

Thank Karin O
Reviewed 20 January 2013

We went to the ruins and we are glad we did so on our own. The ruins have a great history (which we read at the entrance). There was a school group there at the same time as us and at some point we heard...More

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