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14th Century Sighted!!!

I saw the proverbial Malindi's iconic landmark when visited there recently, this time around, there was even a guide from the Kenya National Museums or was it Heritage something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I saw the proverbial Malindi's iconic landmark when visited there recently, this time around, there was even a guide from the Kenya National Museums or was it Heritage something? Only that you pay for that and information is shared, the usual instant photographers are also there to ensure that moment is captured as a memorabilia in physical form, despite the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our guide Gilbert took us around explaining the significance of the pillar. The Vasco da Gama Pillar and its surroundings are kept clean. The Falconry Vasco da Gama Pillar, Portuguese Church and Museum all are done in a city tour. within half a day.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Awesome view but the place is neglected. The entrance should be manned in a better way seeing as it's a national heritage

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

After decades of only reading about the pillar from history books,I finally got to see and touch the over 500yr old Vasco Da Gama monument at the heart of Malindi. Managed by the National Museums of Kenya, the site is easily accessible and the entry charges friendly for both local and foreigners. The brief, clear ad well preserved writings giving... More 

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Nyahururu, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The view is breath taking,the pillar is like in the middle of the sea.The history of collapse and re build surely shows the determination 0f the team

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Well maintained location, just be a bit careful when stepping around the coral rocks to avoid taking a tumble while trying to get a better angle for the pictures ... good explanations from the guide!

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Malindi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The place is very nice, the pillar is white and you can have a wide view of the ocean and its surroundings. you can also spent good time with family taking photos. it is cheap and the best

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Lovely,,though the only thing you can do is enjoy the cool breeze and stare at the pillar,,that was enough for me,,hope it will be for you..History is lovely,,to see..ha

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's like a feeling of being back in the past with the pillar behind and sea in front... Very nice view though.. Nothing much to do besides enjoying the cool sea breeze..

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If u in Malindi then u must visit this place as its historical and shows u the history of Kenya and its connection with India and Vasco de gama

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