Gedi Ruins & Malindi Marine Park 1 Day Tour from Mombasa
This trip will take you to Malindi across the Mtwapa and Kilifi bridges to visit the Gedi ruins. Continue to Malindi and view marine life in a glass – bottom boat at the Marine Park.After lunch in a local restaurant visit the Crocodile Farm and Snake Park, Malindi. En route to Mombasa stop at a local village to watch Giriama dancers.
Malindi & Gedi Tour Day Trip Highlights
* The glass boat ride in the marine park takes you out to sea, where you will be able to see some sensational fishes. If you wish, you can snorkel too.
* For lunch, we make plans for you to visit a Hotel. Malindi used to be a popular spot for Ernest Hemingway
* Malindi was made famous after Vasco da Gama’s stopover in 1498. In Malindi, you will see narrow alleys in the old part of town where the old houses have been lived in for centuries.One of the oldest East African churches still stands strong; the Church of St. Francis Xavier still stands strong across from Vasco da Gama’s pillar, where he carved the Christian cross. Also extant is the Juma’a mosque, which was misused as a haven for slave trading until mid-1870s
* 12 miles from Malindi is the town of Gedi. Despite Gedi’s close proximity to Malindi; it was never a focus of any European activity. Gede ruins are the remains of a Swahili town, typical of most towns along the East African Coast. It traces its origin in the twelfth century but was rebuilt with new town walls in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This rebuilding is connected with the emigration of many citizens of Kilwa to Mombasa, Malindi and other places along the coast.
In fact, Gedi was allegedly an invisible town never mentioned in any manuscripts or writing. Swahili Muslims established a mosque, homes and ran the town
Tour price includes
Entrance fee at the site
A bottle of water
Tour price excludes
Extra meals and drinks
Expenses of a personal nature