If you are still yearning for more culture, a 30-minute boat ride from Lamu town will land you in Takwa ruins on Manda Island. Remains of its artfully gilded architecture dating back to the 16th century, are a sight to behold.

Takwa was considered an important trading center before it was abandoned in the 17th century. As a result, there is an incredible history to be discovered at the ruins. It is worth visiting for a couple of hours.