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Gede Ruins

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A walk through history

A nice walk back through history with a guide who explained the intricacies of the Swahili people... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nairobi, Kenya
Great tour guides for this unusual place

In about 1000 AD, Arabs from Oman built palace cities along the east African coast. They fortified... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
Clinton, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice walk back through history with a guide who explained the intricacies of the Swahili people social life. The ruins are well kept and reveal a great deal about how the coastal people of old used to live, solve their political, social and religious...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mekuvuna
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The ruins provide a historical background of the lives of the communities that existed in the region, their way of life and some of the forms of government they had during their time. At the Ruins there is also a snake park and butterfly garden...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeanjoza
Reviewed November 24, 2018

In about 1000 AD, Arabs from Oman built palace cities along the east African coast. They fortified Gede with an outer wall and an inner wall. Gede ruins are famous for their unique pillar tombs for dignitaries and imams. Our guide showed us through the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Its an amazing place to visit with ruins from the 12th Century that suprisingly still exist!!! It has a great story and Njeri our tour guide did a fantastic job explaining it all. They also have a snake park, butterfly conservation project and a hump...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucy N
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Gede ruin is an interesting historical site near Watamu town on the Kenya shore. The site is interesting to see and learn something about the history on the Swahili coast, which is quite interesting. I also really liked the jungle that is surrounding ruins, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank keplam
Reviewed September 10, 2018

An exciting place rich in history that is surrounded by a forest...the ruins are beautiful and have an interesting story ..Has some animals like monkeys..got to see the ruins of a palace and houses..A nice place to visit..

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank rayannekarim
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Swahili settlement established in the 13th century town and inhabited by sailors, traders and settlers from Oman. Learned about how the Arabs arrived, air conditioning, organisation of the society, construction of buildings. Guides were optional but worth using as very well informed. Butterfly house and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Lovin0utdoors
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It was exciting going back centuries of history. The place is rich in history and you cannot help being captivated by the stories as narrated by the well informed guides. A fantastic place to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SamN001
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We got tuk tuk up to the ruins and enjoyed the tour taking a guide from the entrance who brought to life the ruins. Kids enjoyed this as well as feeding bananas to the monkeys.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank sdmmb
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Historical and beautiful place to spend an afternoon. We opted to not take a guide, but judgin from other peoples tours the guides seem to be very good and well informed.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nicola s
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