Full Day Malindi Tour

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Early morning at 7:00 Am we will pick you up and drive to Malindi Town where we will spend the day.

Begin the tour with a visit to the great Portuguese historical monument Vasco Da Gama Pillar built in 1498, Pay a visit also to the Portuguese chapel the first Christian church in East Africa built in 1509, to carter for only 60 Portuguese present at the time. St Francis Xavier, a founding member of Jesus society visited Malindi in 1542, and buried one of his sea men at the chapel, on his way to India. Also the colonial governor, Mr. J Bell Smith, was buried there. Next we head to the Malindi Museum for a chance to learn more of this historic town.

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This is followed by a tour of Malindi Maasai Market for a chance to buy some African jewerelly, souvenirs, and paintings among other items. You will also get a chance to walk to other local shops for local attires.

Next we drive to Gede Ruins for a historic tour. A guided tour to a local Giriama village where you will be welcomed by local traditional songs and even get a chance to dance, get a closer contact with the people going about their daily lives activities, “African way of life”, visit a local medicine man get to know the various medicinal herbs and charms used for generations.

Proceed into the ruins where you begin by a brief on the history. The remains of a Swahili town whose origin dates back to the 12th century, Gede historical monument is one of the most popular attractions on Kenya’s coast. The town became wealthy and reached its peak in the 15th century. Visible today are the remains of a magnificent palace, mosques and large houses made from stone and coral reef. Early in the 16th century the town was mysteriously abandoned and is now home to hundreds of guenon monkeys. Under the care of the National Museums of Kenya, it is more than just an important archaeological site. Gede’s indigenous forest is a sacred site for the traditional rituals and sacrifices for the surrounding community.

After a wonderful time we proceed for lunch at the crab shack, run by Mida Creek conservation community and ideal for a relaxed meal in a rustic setting or drinks whilst watching the creek. Mida Creek, a Broadwater tidal creek surrounded by extensive mangroves and lined with palms is where we end a wonderful tour.

We will depart for Mombasa and on arrival, drop off at your residence / hotel.

Includes:

Pickup and drop-off to your Mombasa hotel/ residence.
Transport in an air conditioned Van
Guided Tours
All Entry Fees.
Bottled Water
Lunch & 1 soft drink.
Excludes:

Anything not mentioned.