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Jumba la Mtwana

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Swahili tale

This location is situated near kilifi the coastline is very visible but not much activities take... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Rodger O
Nairobi, Kenya
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Those who like go back in time wondering around old ruins, Jumba la Mtwana is a perfect place to... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
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Kilifi district, Coast province, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

This location is situated near kilifi the coastline is very visible but not much activities take place at the surrounding infact there is a tease that it was a strategic mechanism to escape attacks from larger ships that could have no place to anchor. 'Jumba...More

3  Thank Rodger O
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Those who like go back in time wondering around old ruins, Jumba la Mtwana is a perfect place to visit. This is a short drive from Mombasa center. You definitely need a GPS if you go by your car as there is no signage where...More

1  Thank laszlog73
Reviewed May 14, 2018

A visit to this place is a must and the beach is empty. Guides are available to give detailed information.

1  Thank ChrissieCopok
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

I visited the Jumba Ruins on a rainy afternoon. I had a fantastic and enthusiastic tourguide (John) who was well versed in the history of the site and all of the remaining structures. The site is not large and the tour runs about and hour...More

1  Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Me, my wife and our daughter visited Jumba la Mtwana, a ruined city in Kilifi district, 15km north of Mombasa. On the site of the ruined city are four houses, four Mosques and a tomb. The ruined city was discovered during an excavation in 1972...More

1  Thank 811michael
Reviewed January 23, 2018

This attraction is based in Kilifi County and not too far from Mtwapa the great partying town at Coast The History of this place is so rich you just need visit. You can also swim at the beach as it is located near a beach

1  Thank Eddie M
Reviewed September 7, 2017 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 April 17, 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 July 15, 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 April 6, 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

3  Thank NadjaTipatet
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