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Gede Ruins

Address: Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
Phone Number: 723359652
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Gede
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums, Cultural
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I am not much of a History fan, but our guide from the Hotel made it interesting. It was fascinating to learn about the early occupants of the area and their social interactions

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went off season and it was a very educational trip. The guide was knowledgeable. The ruins are very impressive. The museum could be a lot better and the facilities are a bit run down. However the ruins and history are what this place is all about so don't worry too much about the rest.

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Malindi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Gedi ruins is open daily from Monday to Saturday including public holidays.The opening hours is from 6.00am -6.00pm. Kindly inform many to visit and like our face book page : Gedi Historical Site. Thank you.

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Sanaa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Magical and intriguing well preserved historic site. Depicting trader arab and Islamic civilisation and intergrayion with the local community, culture, religion, trade and civilisation. Must see.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went there early this year with friends, we had the most wonderful time. For some it was a special experience as it is also romantic in a way. We shared some special moments that will always be remembered. There is also a small restaurant by the beach, they had good food and fine olives from Italy.

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Danville, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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