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Gede Ruins

Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
+254 723 359652
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An enjoyable day

We got tuk tuk up to the ruins and enjoyed the tour taking a guide from the entrance who brought to... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
sdmmb
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Interesting and also in a beautiful location

Historical and beautiful place to spend an afternoon. We opted to not take a guide, but judgin from... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
nicola s
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Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We got tuk tuk up to the ruins and enjoyed the tour taking a guide from the entrance who brought to life the ruins. Kids enjoyed this as well as feeding bananas to the monkeys.

1  Thank sdmmb
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Historical and beautiful place to spend an afternoon. We opted to not take a guide, but judgin from other peoples tours the guides seem to be very good and well informed.

Thank nicola s
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

In one of my many travels in Kenya, my guide at Wild World Expeditions strongly recommended that we include this place in our itinerary, and I never regretted! The monument provides ancient Swahili history that relates so much to what is happening today. I was...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

‘Typical’ ruins, but interesting ones at that. If You stay in Watamu for a while, it’s well worth a visit. Big unique plus for the 8 gigantic Owls living inside the ruins (awesome, look for them!), the nosy monkeys and friendly guides. Checked the Butterfly...More

Thank Theosof
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We went to the Gede ruins on New Years day and had the ruins almost to ourself. We paid our entrance fee and were assigned a guide who showed great insight to the history of the ruins. They have a sign at the entrance that...More

1  Thank MariHel
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The Gede (or Gedi) Ruins date back from the the eleventh century until the place was abandonment in the early seventeenth century, to be rediscovered in the 1920s by colonialists (although local tribes knew of the place). The ruins might be more interesting if things...More

Thank DTailz
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is a fantastic historical site that gives excellent evidence of the advanced civilization that existed long before Kenya was colonized. The elaborate city plan, the water and sewerage systems were awesome, especially for our children who don't think much of pre-colonial Kenya and are...More

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I had no expectations so when we were jumped by monkeys when entering, we were all taken by surprise! They were just sweet though, and only left us with some sand in our necks. The ruins and the grand baobab trees are beautiful, and our...More

1  Thank Trine L
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this place after everyone said it's a good place. I did not think it was as good as people said. Not very well kept. Just looks like a totally ruined place and you cannot make out what it was if the guides don't...More

4  Thank Farzana M
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Wonderful site, best visited towards early evening. Really beautiful and eerie, feels like being in a set from Indiana Jones. The curators were very charming. Look out for people asking to see your tickets who are actually unqulaified guides.

1  Thank Stuart h h
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