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Malindi Road, Kilifi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Kilifi
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The villiage is very welcoming, and the people friendly. The curious were the cheapest that I found in Kenya, although you are expected to bargain if you buy multiple items. The ruins are an interesting part of Islamic history. The guide was amazing, and provided much of the back story. However had he not been there, the ruins themselves look... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A fantastic pool makes up for the rather tired rooms and facilities in this hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had a nice leisurely walk around the ruins , just us and the guide ,enormous old baobab tree, and the reptile rescue after! Different views over the creek and the old ferry crossing.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

All staff were friendly and a very relaxing holiday.We had a great safari and cant wait to go back next year Kaliffi town is within walking distance although it is good to get a tuc tuc back to the mnarani club as it get very hot as the day goes on. We went on safari with James Wambua Safaries whoes... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I believe this is supposed to be a review of the Ruins not the Hotel? The ruins are above the old ferry crossing, they cost 500 KeS each to enter and that included the guide. Overall it was a pleasant experience, we were the only people at the ruins and it is easy to see why there is no investment... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Mnarani club has the best view in Kilifi, and when combined with an infinity pool, makes for a pretty special experience. The rooms are not spectacular, and if you are looking for ultra efficient air conditioning, this is not the place for you. The one thing theta lets the place down is the food. However, the view, friendly staff, and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It's easy to think that Africa 'started' with the arrival of Europeans, this site shows us that there was a sophisticated social structure long before. We also sampled the fruit of the Baobob, or is it Baobab? tree straight from the tree, which was interesting.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
49 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Mnarani ruins are quite exciting a site but the authorities have stopped excavation after finding just a few structures. Whatever they could find too are not maintained properly. Only two mosques are remaining now with a house which could be seen earlier collapsing due to the growth of roots of trees near that. One of the reasons for abandonment... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We walked up the bluff above the creek when Mnerani ruins hover and had a great couple of hours round the site with the guide (provided with your entrance fee). A beautiful spot, with an incredible view to the creek, enshrouded in history. Make sure you also visit the Reptile Farm attached where you can pick up a giant tortoise,... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

never stayed in the hotel. But used the pool and eaten there a lot. The pool is lovely, but the price for using it for the day if you are not staying there has gotten seriously expensive over the last couple of years (even with food I'm not sure it's really worth the price any more). The food is a... More 

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