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Gede Ruins

Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede, Kenya
+254 042- 32065
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Gede
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Ancient Ruins
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Danville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

While vacationing at nearby Watamu Marine National Park, my family and I took a tuk tuk for a short drive to visit the Gedi National Monument. It is basically an archaeological ruin dating back to the 17th century. Because it is completely surrounded by jungle, it has an eerie feel of other worldliness. We paid for a guide, which was... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

tip of advice to all tourists, kenya has alot of conmen and alot of destinations are tourist traps so please read reviews before visiting places, the tour guide will lie to you that the money you give him is going to education of children but beware :)

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Reda
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

if you stay at Watamu You can go there by yourself. tuk-tuk max. 200khs from watamu to Gede. ticket for adults 200 khs. at the entrance you meet monkeys, take bananas with you and take a picture with a monkey on your shoulder. Ruins slowly devoured by the jungle which has its own charm. Go there in the morning it's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Really worth a visit. The history of the spice trade here with the amazing archeology thrown in with some magical, mystical cultural and religious practice made it well worth a visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Travelled to Kenya for few days Holiday but did no have much in mind because it was purely an adventure.I hooked up with few locals purely as a way of getting to know the place better. i was then introduced to a travel agent that was to come up with 14days itinerary to suit my adventure. This is something that... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Once the capital of the area, a muslim city of the ruling Arabs, this is a fascinating glimpse into a past many would not associate with Africa

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Easily accessible from Malindi/Watamu. We used public transport from Malindi which is safe, convenient and inexpensive. The ruins are quite a hidden treasure. Get a guide at the entrance for better understanding of the site and also to ask questions and clarifications on the old city ruins. There is also a snake park - charged separately from the ruins where... More

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Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Gede was really awesome! When you enter definetly take a guide , because you will get all the informations and you will not fall to dried well or a pit which are hidden in the jungle around! There are a lot of free walking monkey which are not affraid of people so you can touch them and sometimes she jump... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

12 century City Hidden rich in History about the Anciet People and how they lived . A great History With Evidence. Amazing Place To Visit

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Good thing to do on a bad weather day...tie in with Malindi and Watamu self drive tour. be sure to get a guide for the ruins but don't bother for the Vasco de Gama pillar. Expect to pay 700Ksh for 3 hrs tour. If driving be sure to leave before darkness as driving along the highway is hell at night!

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