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Gede Ruins, Gede

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Originally built in the 12th century, the present-day structure of Gede Ruins dates from the 15th and 16th century. This site features large stone houses in addition to a mosque and palace; researchers believe that the town--which remained undiscovered until the 1940s--once supported 2,500 people. The walled city represents a medieval Swahili settlement that likely covered and also features a pillar tomb, which signified a man of importance was buried there. Plan to see Gede Ruins and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gede route planner.
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  • I spent a morning walking through the Gede ruins and surrounding Nature trails, we had a local guide that made things more interesting and he told us about the History of Gede, I enjoyed the outing... 
    I spent a morning walking through the Gede ruins and surrounding Nature trails, we had a local guide that made things more interesting and he told us about the History of Gede, I enjoyed the outing...  more »
  • Great informative guide - amazing ruins Only problem you have to pay in Mpesa so we had to give our driver the cash & he paid for us 
    Great informative guide - amazing ruins Only problem you have to pay in Mpesa so we had to give our driver the cash & he paid for us  more »
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  • We had a great tour and our guide was very knowledgeable on matters history and the great city. The insights on culture, business and relations back are mesmerising. Coupled with the other areas I.e butterfly farm and snake park... Would definitely recommend
  • Nice place. Gorgeous sites. Old ruins. Lots of history.

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