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Gede Ruins

Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
+254 723 359652
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We had a marvelous experience at the Gede Ruins

Our tour guide Andrew did an exemplary job, guiding us through the Gede Ruins. Hats off to Andrew... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Trisha B
,
Coto de Caza, California
100 shillings for a well preserved ruins

We had other options to do butterfly farm and snake park. We paid only 100 Kenya shillings for the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
jackykowa
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Diani Beach, Kenya
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Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Our tour guide Andrew did an exemplary job, guiding us through the Gede Ruins. Hats off to Andrew. ..ask for him when you plan your tour. Fascinating if you appreciate archaeological sites. Highly recommend.

Thank Trisha B
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We had other options to do butterfly farm and snake park. We paid only 100 Kenya shillings for the ruins. We also opted to do the tour ourselves since everything is self explanatory. We got the map at the ruins reception and we begun our...More

Thank jackykowa
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Our history is very key as part of our heritage. Visit Gede Ruins and see how the old days were. Located near Malindi Airport, the ruins are easily accessible near Watamu town.

Thank mwas2
Reviewed May 19, 2017

If you are into matters history this is a worthwhile place to visit. Rich history preserved here. Very accessible from your beach resort in Malindi/watamu

Thank AwardSafaris
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest historical gem in coast province, apart from the structures fading out slowly the guides will paint a true picture of what Gede ruins looked like and how the people then survived regardless of the many challenges that faced them

Thank tonigichimu
Reviewed April 11, 2017

This attraction is mainly for avid history and architecture buffs. Needing a calm mind and a sense of presence one can easily be taken back centuries in an instance. The serene beauty of this once bustling settlement on the Swahili Coast is simply magical to...More

1  Thank Azhar K
Reviewed February 28, 2017

A magical place of ruins amongst the trees. We always visit whenever in Watamu. Get a tuk-tuk from town / your hotel at around 5pm for a fascinating and atmospheric visit.

Thank Xoolaha
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Was taken round by a guide by the name Elias who seemed to know the history so well and the ruins like the back of his hands. The place is rich in the history of the Swahili people and one can relate the structures to...More

2  Thank Herbert D
Reviewed December 8, 2016

We visited this place early this year, it is such a rich collection of coastal history in one place.

Thank Mark O
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a little gemstone if you like ruins. Easy to access ("good" road AND signs so you can find it) 500 ksh for foreigners and 100 for locals. Very cheap. It also has a few other options on site, such as a butterfly house....More

2  Thank tusenvindar
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