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Gede Ruins

Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
+254 723 359652
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Hauntingly beautiful historical site

This is a fantastic historical site that gives excellent evidence of the advanced civilization that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter M
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Beautiful and interesting

I had no expectations so when we were jumped by monkeys when entering, we were all taken by... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Trine L
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Oslo, Norway
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Mombasa-Malindi Road, Gede 5067-80200 MALINDI, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic historical site that gives excellent evidence of the advanced civilization that existed long before Kenya was colonized. The elaborate city plan, the water and sewerage systems were awesome, especially for our children who don't think much of pre-colonial Kenya and are...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had no expectations so when we were jumped by monkeys when entering, we were all taken by surprise! They were just sweet though, and only left us with some sand in our necks. The ruins and the grand baobab trees are beautiful, and our...More

1  Thank Trine L
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this place after everyone said it's a good place. I did not think it was as good as people said. Not very well kept. Just looks like a totally ruined place and you cannot make out what it was if the guides don't...More

1  Thank Farzana M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Wonderful site, best visited towards early evening. Really beautiful and eerie, feels like being in a set from Indiana Jones. The curators were very charming. Look out for people asking to see your tickets who are actually unqulaified guides.

1  Thank Stuart h h
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is well worth a side trip from Malindi or Watamu and can easily be visited in an hour or less. We went on our way back to the airport. The first attraction is really the band of monkeys that hang out in the ruins....More

1  Thank Fantajan
Reviewed 20 August 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.

1  Thank Trisha B
Reviewed 7 August 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

1  Thank jackykowa
Reviewed 21 June 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.

1  Thank mwas2
Reviewed 19 May 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

1  Thank AwardSafaris
Reviewed 13 April 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
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