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Gede Ruins

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Address: Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 723 359652
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"So much history in one place"

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Mark O
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Lesjofors, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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. The ruins are clean (except for the wells, because people just have to toss their... More 

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Ibadan, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Staines
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. There are many birds to be seen, but the bird viewing tower is no longer... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We got a tuk-tuk to take us from Watamu, and paid an official guide to take us around the ruins. The ruins are interesting to see, and the guide explained the history of the place. His speech was very rehearsed and scripted, down to the jokes he told (lots of bathroom humor!), but we learned a lot. We also bought... More 

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cape town south africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

What made the ruins special was our excellent guide. He was most informative and pleasant. His name is Khamis Badi He is an official guide to the museum. His tel number is +254724955119 email khamisbadi@yahoo.com

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The monkeys were so nice and sit in your neck. It was really funny because they're not shy. The ruins were beautiful and interesting if you like history!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

there is such a magical atmosphere on the ruins! make sure you go there at a time when there are fewer people (I went there 45 minutes before closing time) in order to take in the serenity and mythical atmosphere of the place. At the entrance you will be strongly recommended to go with a guide, although this is not... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Nice break from the beach. The tour is only an hour and gives a bit of history from the African perspective. The guide was pleasant and gave us some interesting facts including demonstrating how imams used "natural speakers?". When we were there the birdwatching platform was closed which was disappointing. Be ready to hear about the guide's many children and... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

really fab place to stop off and visit between Malindi and Watamu. Very cool vibe here - incredibly old civilisatio remains, lots of monkeys - dont feed them, you will regret it - boiling hot, insects a plenty. kept us interstested for about 40 minutes..

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