Malindi is situated 140 km north of Mombasa and has an interesting mix between a historic Swahili town and a modern holiday center with a variety of options of fine dining and fancy discos.Best known for its’ sandy beaches, low tides, magnificent sunsets; Malindi promises a great vacation destination.We got to experience all these while staying at Mwembe Resort.
It’s in a historic building dubbed House of Columns on the sea promenade near the jetty. The museum offers exhibitions on the history of Malindi.
About 10 km down the road to Watamu lies the turn off to the mysterious Gede ruins. This village of 14 houses, a palace and a couple mosques date back to about the 12/13th century. This is the most well-known Swahili site on the East African coast. Founded in the 12th century AD, Gede was a large and prosperous town, which flourished until it was abandoned in the 17th century.
Vasco Da Gama Pillar
The pillar is situated on the seafront road near the jetty, it is one of the oldest remaining monuments in Africa. It was built in 1498 by the great Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama as a sign of appreciation for the welcome he received from the Sultan of Malindi.
The above mentioned attractions are under the National Museum of Kenya easily accessible by local boda bodas or tuktuk.
Citizen Rate : Adult: Kshs. 500/- Child: Kshs. 250/-
Resident Rate : Adult: Kshs. 1,000/- Child: Kshs. 500/-
Non-Resident : Adult: Kshs. 2,000/- Child: Kshs. 1,000/-
Minimum 10 pax
*Guide fee per 10- pax maximum- Non-Resident/Resident: Ksh. 2,000/- Citizen: Ksh. 1,000/-
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We came across discounted joint tickets ,
- Citizen Adults Kshs. 300 (save Kshs. 100)
- Children below 16 years Kshs. 150 (save Kshs. 50)
- Resident Adults Kshs. 600 (save Kshs. 400)
- Children below 16 years Kshs. 300 (save Kshs. 300)
- Non-Resident Adults Kshs. 1,500 (save Kshs. 900)
Children below 16 years Kshs. 1,000 (save Kshs. 200)
A visit to the coast would not be complete without walking on the beach and enjoying the views and sunsets,which we did in plenty.