Gede Ruins & Museum (Gede Watamu Road, Gede) – located near the coastal town of Malindi, Gede ruins are remains of a Swahili town. It traces its origin to the 12th century and was rebuilt with new town walls in the 15th & 16th centuries. The museum has numerous ruins, comprising mosques; a magnificent palace […]
Fort Jesus (Nkrumah Road, Mombasa) — this is one of the most outstanding historical sites and preservations of the 16th century. It was built and designed by Giovanni Battista Cairato for the Portuguese with the aim of protecting the port of Mombasa from foreign invasion. It has had a long history of hostilities of the […]
Bomb Blast Memorial Park (Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi) – this memorial is located at the former location of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, which was hit with a terrorist attack in 1998. This site includes a section that lists the names of victims of that incident.
Banana Hill Art Gallery (Banana Hill, Nairobi) – located just north of the Village Market in Nairobi, this is a trend-setting gallery on the boundaries of Nairobi, exhibiting some of East Africa’s most stunning paintings and sculptures. It represents over 70 artists from all over Africa, with an emphasis on contemporary African art from painters […]
This East African country’s history goes as far as the 1st Century AD, when the Kenyan coast was frequented by Arab traders, who due to its proximity to the Arabian Peninsula, established Arab and Persian colonies there. The Nilotic and Bantu people also migrated into the region during the first millennium AD and settled inland. […]