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Jumba la Mtwana

Kilifi district, Coast province, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Historic visit

Not far away form Mombasa city is this ruins that was once a local Swahili township by the seaside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AamirSK
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A "Must Visit "place

Ancient ruins of a sort of village opening up to a beautiful view of the beach. one can have a... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Mboya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 weeks ago
“Historic visit”
17 Apr 2017
“A "Must Visit "place”
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Kilifi district, Coast province, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not far away form Mombasa city is this ruins that was once a local Swahili township by the seaside. What remains is well maintained and preserved. When going for a day out at the beach side it's always a good quick history lesson

Thank AamirSK
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Ancient ruins of a sort of village opening up to a beautiful view of the beach. one can have a picnic by the beach as well as a relaxing swim, theres an affordable entry fee charged to this place

Thank Mboya
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

A very good site, worth the visit!. A mixture of Arab, Islam and African history: the origins of Swahili culture: language and architecture

4  Thank Eric L
Reviewed 6 April 2016

A must see if you're interested in culture and history. This abandoned village was built around 1300 and is full of ancient stories. Situated directly by a beautiful and quiet beach, you'll also find an awesome seafood restaurant at the beach, just a few steps...More

2  Thank NadjaTipatet
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The ambiance at this place beats everything. With the beach close by, works well for a weekend afternoon out with friends and family

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 13 August 2015

the place have some evidence of Swahili people ,Muslims mosque and some pools,the place show the evidence of slave trade and historical records that i have forgotten now,it is good and enrich in historical facts

1  Thank ogweyoogalo
Reviewed 27 June 2015

The Jumba ruins are around 20km from Mombasa. You can either take a tuk tuk straight to the ruins (cost for two way travel from Mombasa around 2000 shillings) or a matato (mini-van) to Mtwapa and then a piki-piki (motorcycle taxi) to the Jumba ruins....More

4  Thank huahmad
Reviewed 10 April 2015

A nice place to visit and get into the suggestive ruins atmosphere, the Museum staff will take you around describing the history of the ancient population that was living there and for some mysterious reason left the town some 600 years ago, you will also...More

4  Thank Karl P
Reviewed 20 February 2015

being not such a huge fan of historic places myself, i think you need to know that this place is a must go to. If you are into history, then for that. But also because not too many people know that quite right there amongst...More

1  Thank Kamran M
Reviewed 11 September 2014

This is a wonderful Place to relaxe...ur going through the Ruins of Jumba la Mtwana. This Place is situated in Mtwapa...I have never seen before such a nice and quiet Beach Place. If ur hungry...don´t worry..there is a Restaurant.....not cheap, but very good! Try it...More

3  Thank Gudrun H
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