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Malindi Gede Ruins

Gede ruins are the remains of a typical Swahili town built along the East African coast. It originally dates back to the 12th century, but was rebuilt as a new town in the 15th and 16th centuries. The rebuilding was connected to emigration of many citizens of Kilwa to Mombasa, Malindi and other coastal towns.

Today the monument is under the care of the National Museums of Kenya. The indigenous forest surrounding the ruins is still known as a sacred site for traditional rituals and sacrifices for the surrounding community.

The Gede Ruins are in the Kilifi district, 16 Km south of Malindi Town and about 90 Km north of Mombasa.

Main attractions are:

Gedi Ruins

Arabuko Sokoke

Vasco da gama Pillar

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