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Address: Kilifi district, Coast province, Mombasa, Kenya
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evidence of the past century.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Mombasa, Kenya
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Mombasa, Kenya
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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. There is a small museum with some basic displays describing not in particular the Jumba... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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 have the chance of enjoying a beautiful sea view and a small wonderful seafood restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

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 the ruins lies a small Italian joint called Monsoons. The name may not sound appealing,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 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 and find out! Observe the Ebb and Flow......in case u want to swim! Parking is... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you don't have time to get to the Gede Ruins, this is nice alternative. Only about 30 min north of Mombassa. Great restaurant on the beach with amazing seafood and view.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have visited many times over the years, but the amount of research carried out by the authorities into why the inhabitants abandoned the area remains negligible. We would like to know more.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The grounds are well maintained and clean. The monsoon restaurant is great, The entry fee of 500 KSH seemed a little too high for what was on offer. Only go there if you are going to the restaurant otherwise it is not worth the trip through the bumpy access road.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

great walk along the beach at kikambula to get there. good museum and worth getting a guide for the ruins to get the most out of the history. good botanical life at the ruins. went there with the beach boys from outside royal reserve safari and beach hotel.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

To reach Jumba la Mtwana was an epic adventure since no sign posts, indications or advertisements are existing all the way from Mombasa and the last 2 miles or so of dirt road was almost impassable due to poor maintenance, but finally we reach the Site. The guided tour was fast, didn’t take more than half an hour, since the... More 

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