Gedi National Monument

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Ruined city:Gedi National Monument
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The Ruined City

What should we know?

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Culture type:Swahili-Arab
Environment type:forest
Location type:rural, village

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Animals:sykes monkey
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Kenyan Shilling (KES)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adultKES100
adult (non-resident)KES500
adult (resident)KES400
childKES50
child (non-resident)KES250
child (resident)KES200
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:1 hour, 45 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
everyday7am6pm
 
High season:June to October
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Telephone:0707 688 968, 0723 359 652
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Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:254

How can we get there?

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Address:Malindi
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The Directions

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The Directions

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Altitude:20m
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Top Descriptions

A good balance of history and nature can be experienced at the Gede ruins, a coupling not always easy to find in this part of the world. It is relaxing to wander the dirt tracks whilst contemplating Gede’s past and consider how long Islam and Arabia have played an influential part in the history of this African coast line. The various sites range from good to indiscernible in preservation with the and offering some of the most well preserved edifices. – Sarah
 
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Top Tips

The Gedi (or Gede) National Monument is a fairly well preserved Swahili ruin beside a moribund-looking snake farm. Be sure to explore the smaller paths that point away from the central complex.
To get here, a matatu from shouldn’t cost you more than KES50 or take longer than 30 minutes. Ask the driver to let you off at the town of Gede and then look for the brown signs for the Gede National Monument & Snake Farm. These should point you away from the main road onto a dirt track, and it’s about a ten minute walk down that track before turning right to the ruins.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Sykes monkeys that live and play among the ruins.
 
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