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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I took a quick tuk tuk ride to this promontory and it was worth it. Besides the obvious history embraced by this spot, there are amazing views which tend to be a bit more spectacular at low tide! Buying a ticket at the Malindi Museum...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

There's a beautiful view of the sea and it's so calm..n peaceful. For history lovers there's a guide at a fee..entrance we paid ksh. 200 per person that's less than €2 and there's no limit of how long you can stay around there but i...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

The Vasco da Gama pillar, of late in better shape than for many years before, is one site everyone should visit when in Malindi but then, there are also pillars erected by a former Sultan of Malindi, located behind one of the mosques in the...More

Thank Safariafficionado
Reviewed 9 July 2018

amazing breeze and the fact that there is a rich history and hospitable guides to show you around this lovely place

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I am a big fan of both the ocean views in Malindi and the sense of history in this town that has been fought over for centuries. It was visited by Chinese explorers in the early 1400s, and inhabited by the Portuguese during the 1500s,...More

Thank Mommydoe
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I am interested in antiquities, so decided to stop in Malindi for the sole purpose of visiting da Gama's pillar, the oldest European building in Kenya, and probably in the East Coast of Africa, dating from the late 15th century. But the location of the...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Its an Iconic piece of history. The location is not made into a commercial fish market which is nice, it still has its historical vybe. Pretty cool.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

I was emotionally moved seeing the pillar as i have taught it in my history classes. I would recommend it to all East African historians. I went here late afternoon on a weekday so it was quiet and i spent half an hour alone with...More

Thank Evans2186
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Easily accessed from the beach when the tide is out, it is an interesting historical site and with the museums guide it gets more meaning, it is a great site as the views are quite breathtaking.

Thank DonNyadwe
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This place brings out the old history about coastal territories- the Arabs,Oman and eventually British rule! You will be amazed about the VdG voyage!! There are some freelance guides, just negotiate the fee.

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