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Gede Ruins

Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
+254 723 359652
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Great History

Our history is very key as part of our heritage. Visit Gede Ruins and see how the old days were... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Nairobi, Kenya
Historical site.

If you are into matters history this is a worthwhile place to visit. Rich history preserved here... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
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Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
+254 723 359652
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Our history is very key as part of our heritage. Visit Gede Ruins and see how the old days were. Located near Malindi Airport, the ruins are easily accessible near Watamu town.

Thank mwas2
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If you are into matters history this is a worthwhile place to visit. Rich history preserved here. Very accessible from your beach resort in Malindi/watamu

Thank AwardSafaris
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest historical gem in coast province, apart from the structures fading out slowly the guides will paint a true picture of what Gede ruins looked like and how the people then survived regardless of the many challenges that faced them

Thank tonigichimu
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This attraction is mainly for avid history and architecture buffs. Needing a calm mind and a sense of presence one can easily be taken back centuries in an instance. The serene beauty of this once bustling settlement on the Swahili Coast is simply magical to...More

1  Thank Azhar K
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A magical place of ruins amongst the trees. We always visit whenever in Watamu. Get a tuk-tuk from town / your hotel at around 5pm for a fascinating and atmospheric visit.

Thank Xoolaha
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Was taken round by a guide by the name Elias who seemed to know the history so well and the ruins like the back of his hands. The place is rich in the history of the Swahili people and one can relate the structures to...More

2  Thank Herbert D
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We visited this place early this year, it is such a rich collection of coastal history in one place.

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is a little gemstone if you like ruins. Easy to access ("good" road AND signs so you can find it) 500 ksh for foreigners and 100 for locals. Very cheap. It also has a few other options on site, such as a butterfly house....More

2  Thank tusenvindar
Reviewed 15 November 2016

the history that surrounds this Ruins will leave one amazed. a lovely place to get an update on the history of kenya

1  Thank deniyi
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this together with the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve from Mombasa, it would be a very long drive to visit on its own. A local 'volunteer' showed us around and explained about the site and the trees which are part of the indigenous forest....More

Thank vpexplores1
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