Gede Ruins

Gede Ruins

Is a historical and archaeological site located between Mombasa and Malindi in Kenya’s Coast province. The ruins can be traced back into the 12th century. Gedi City was mysteriously abandoned in the early 16th century. Gede Ruins is now heavily overgrown with beautiful indigenous forest trees, baobabs and tamarind making it an excellent place to observe wildlife. 

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Forest birds like Fisher’s Turacos, Malachite Kingfishers, Paradise flycatchers and African Harrier Hawks can be seen from the tree platform. Also look out for Syke's Monkeys, the Golden Rumped Elephant Shrew and an odd owl in some of the old wells.

Highlights

  • A 12th Century Swahili village that was mysteriously abandoned some 600 years ago
  • The first intensively studied site on the Kenyan Coast
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