Today, after pick up from the airport, we travel to the northern coast of Kenya.
When visiting Gede Ruins you are taken into a time warp of the 12th century. This is a story of a Small Swahili settlement that served as a model township along the coast of East Africa. Evidence shows the sustainable growth of the original settlement to more in the 15th and 16th centuries as a result of increased population.
The mosques, palaces, houses and other structures demonstrate the abundant growth of wealth that was enjoyed by the townspeople until the 15th century, and the mystery of the Gede lies in the ultimate abandonment of the fruitful and thriving town two centuries later.
Vasco da Gama, located on the sea front road along the beach, is a historical monument dating back to the 14th century. It was built by one of the greatest Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama in 1498.
The pillar was first erected at the sheiks house but later removed and re-erected where it is today. The pillar and the cross are both made from original Portuguese limestone material. The monument has become the most renowned attraction site for both local and international tourists visiting Malindi.