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Jumba la Mtwana

Kilifi district, Coast province, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Swahili tale

This location is situated near kilifi the coastline is very visible but not much activities take... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rodger O
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Those who like go back in time wondering around old ruins, Jumba la Mtwana is a perfect place to... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
laszlog73
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Kilifi district, Coast province, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday

This location is situated near kilifi the coastline is very visible but not much activities take place at the surrounding infact there is a tease that it was a strategic mechanism to escape attacks from larger ships that could have no place to anchor. 'Jumba...More

Thank Rodger O
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Those who like go back in time wondering around old ruins, Jumba la Mtwana is a perfect place to visit. This is a short drive from Mombasa center. You definitely need a GPS if you go by your car as there is no signage where...More

1  Thank laszlog73
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

A visit to this place is a must and the beach is empty. Guides are available to give detailed information.

Thank ChrissieCopok
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I visited the Jumba Ruins on a rainy afternoon. I had a fantastic and enthusiastic tourguide (John) who was well versed in the history of the site and all of the remaining structures. The site is not large and the tour runs about and hour...More

Thank Stephanie A
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Me, my wife and our daughter visited Jumba la Mtwana, a ruined city in Kilifi district, 15km north of Mombasa. On the site of the ruined city are four houses, four Mosques and a tomb. The ruined city was discovered during an excavation in 1972...More

Thank 811michael
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This attraction is based in Kilifi County and not too far from Mtwapa the great partying town at Coast The History of this place is so rich you just need visit. You can also swim at the beach as it is located near a beach

1  Thank Eddie M
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Not far away form Mombasa city is this ruins that was once a local Swahili township by the seaside. What remains is well maintained and preserved. When going for a day out at the beach side it's always a good quick history lesson

Thank AamirSK
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Ancient ruins of a sort of village opening up to a beautiful view of the beach. one can have a picnic by the beach as well as a relaxing swim, theres an affordable entry fee charged to this place

Thank Mboya
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

A very good site, worth the visit!. A mixture of Arab, Islam and African history: the origins of Swahili culture: language and architecture

4  Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

A must see if you're interested in culture and history. This abandoned village was built around 1300 and is full of ancient stories. Situated directly by a beautiful and quiet beach, you'll also find an awesome seafood restaurant at the beach, just a few steps...More

3  Thank NadjaTipatet
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