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Address: Malindi, Kenya
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Vasco da Gama Pillar

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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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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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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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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Address: Malindi, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi

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