Gede Ruins & Museum
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 and houses all nestled within 45 acres of forest. Excavations conducted here revealed that Gede’s one-time Muslim inhabitants traded with people from all over the world. Some of the findings included beads from Venice, coins and a Ming vase from China, an iron lamp from India, and scissors from Spain.
Admission (including tour): KES 500 (tourist adult), KES 100 (Kenyan adult), KES 250 (tourist child), KES 50 (Kenyan child). Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.