Malindi Full day trip Gedi ruins Watamu Park Hells Kitchen
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Gede Ruins National Museum
Malindi Full day trip Gedi ruins Watamu Park Hells Kitchen begins and ends in Malindi. The tour highlights includes:
* Transfer from Mombasa to Gedi Ruins. Visit Gede Ruins – a 12th Century Swahili village that was mysteriously abandoned some 600 years ago. It is now a National Museum, and the ruins are heavily overgrown with beautiful indigenous forest trees, baobabs and tamarind.
Taking a guided tour through the ruins and the museum will teach you a lot of interesting things about the fascinating culture of the Swahili people and the ancient town they constructed.
* Visit Watamu Marine National Park, Watamu – renowned world wide for its natural beauty and boasts a rich marine life. Enjoy boat excursions to the nearby coral gardens for snorkeling, swimming and relaxing. For Guests who can’t swim, our glass bottom-boats are the perfect opportunity to experience the marine life of the coral reef.
In addition to countless other fish and sea life, you may see, whales, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays and endangered sea turtles. From October to March is the best time to see whales and dolphins near the Kenyan coast so this is when we take visitors offshore so they can watch these fascinating animals.
* For lunch, we make plans for you to visit Hemingway’s Hotel. Malindi used to be a popular spot for Ernest Hemingway
* After Lunch in Watamu we visit Hell’s Kitchen (mini Grand Canyon in USA) located about an 1½ hours drive north of Malindi to see the sunset. The local residents know it as Nyari, which is Kigiriama for “natural sacred depression”.
Although Hell’s Kitchen is gazetted, no proper measurements have been made of its depth and expanse. Hell’s Kitchen belongs to the local Giriama community.
Hell’s Kitchen is an odd sandstone canyon that might be Kenya’s best kept-secret. It looks surreal and most people tend to confuse it for a different gorge, Hell’s Gate, located in Naivasha.
The mini-canyon is officially known as Hell’s Kitchen. The name comes from the high temperatures for which it is famous. No tours are done during the day as the temperatures reach highs of 50 degrees at some point in the canyon.
Malindi Full day trip Gedi ruins Watamu Park Hells Kitchen ends with a transfer back to your hotel/ residence in Malindi.
Malindi Full Day Trip Gedi Ruins Watamu Park Hells Kitchen 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!
* 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 1870’s
* 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.
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
Malindi Full Day Trip Gedi Ruins Watamu Park Hells Kitchen Prices
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3 to 11 Years
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* Lunch in Watamu
* Our full day tour of Malindi begins with a visit to the Ruins of Gedi. The mysterious but enchanting Ruins of Gedi hold the secrets of a village that thrived in the 13th and 14th Century.
* We also visit Watamu Marine Park to see different species of fish, turtles and dugongs. Enjoy a glass-bottomed boat ride or snorkeling.
* Lunch in Watamu then later we visit Hell’s Kitchen (mini Grand Canyon in USA) located about an 1½ hours drive north of Malindi to see the sunset.
* Visit the ruins of the 13th century Swahili village of Gede, lying south of Malindi. The Gede ruins, a 13th Century