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Gede Ruins

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Address: Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
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+254 723 359652
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Historical site.

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Nairobi, kenya
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9 reviews
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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
Watamu, Coast, Kenya
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67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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 savour and behold. The mysterious Ruins and the untold stories are folklore in the mjikenda... More 

1 Thank Azhar K
Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
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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
Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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 the present traditional lifestyle of the Swahili people. I loved the tour and was amazed... More 

2 Thank Herbert D
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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
Lesjofors, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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. The ruins are clean (except for the wells, because people just have to toss their... More 

2 Thank tusenvindar
Ibadan, Nigeria
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

the history that surrounds this Ruins will leave one amazed. a lovely place to get an update on the history of kenya

1 Thank deniyi
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited this together with the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve from Mombasa, it would be a very long drive to visit on its own. A local 'volunteer' showed us around and explained about the site and the trees which are part of the indigenous forest. There are many birds to be seen, but the bird viewing tower is no longer... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

We got a tuk-tuk to take us from Watamu, and paid an official guide to take us around the ruins. The ruins are interesting to see, and the guide explained the history of the place. His speech was very rehearsed and scripted, down to the jokes he told (lots of bathroom humor!), but we learned a lot. We also bought... More 

1 Thank tsibanas

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