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Address: Malindi, Kenya

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An insight into Kenya's history from several hundred years ago

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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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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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

....Helpful history..........Wish the places were close to each other and not scattered...but i guess its not possible !

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nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Decided to take in a little culture and history while in Malindi and ended up at the Vasco da Gama pillar. The site is not too far from the town, and was an affordable ride by the tricycle vehicles locally known as tuktuk like they have in parts of India :-) There is a small fee for entry KES 100... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This site features the a white pilar dated to be from the fourteenth century. With brief history of the Portuguese and their voyages in this part of the world at that time

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

land mark place to visit but nothing to see other than the pillar. you can get some photographs with the pillar and boast about the history you visited.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

it is quite well preserved and has lasted for about five centuries since recetion. It is a historical heritage feature that Vasco da Gama erected to commemorate his arrival at the Kenyan coast.

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