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GEDE RUINS

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GEDE RUINS TOUR EXPERIENCE IN WATAMU WITH AFRICANMECCA

Since 1884 when Gede Ruins was first visited by Sir John Kirk, the site has been recognized for its archaeological value and today it is one of the most highly studied relics on the Kenyan Coast. The ruins were first noted as a Historical Monument in 1927, followed by being identified as a Protected Monument in 1929 and a National Archaeology Site in 1948. James Kirkman is credited for overseeing the first archaeological studies of the site, and in 1969, the ruins were placed under the administration of the National Museums of Kenya. When you visit Gede Ruins during your historical beach tour of Watamu with AfricanMecca, you are taken back to a 12th-century Swahili settlement that served as a model of other townships along the coast of East Africa. Evidence shows that portions of the original settlement were rebuilt during the 15th and 16th centuries as a result of an increasing population from surrounding coastal villages and towns. The mosques, palaces, houses and other structures demonstrate the abundant growth of wealth that was enjoyed by the townspeople until the 15th century, and the mystery of the Gede lies in the ultimate abandonment of the fruitful and thriving town two centuries later. Studies of the ruins have revealed many factors that may have motivated the people of Gedi to leave behind the idyllic setting of the beautiful rural metropolis that was built within an ancient forest, such as the 1589 raids of the Wazimba along the coast of East Africa, the eventual demise of the Sheikh of Malindi and Portuguese loss of Mombasa in 1593 and the ever-present threat of a raid by the Galla tribespeople of Somalia. Archaeologists have also found that the inhabitants deepened the well outside the Great Mosque, an indication that the water table was growing significantly harder to reach, leaving the people without a necessary resource.
WHERE TO STAY IN WATAMU
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WHERE TO STAY IN WATAMU

Watamu offers a range of hotels, from the most opulent beachside villas where you are pampered with top service to deluxe resorts where you receive excellent service to affordable lodgings.

OVERVIEW ON WATAMU
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OVERVIEW ON WATAMU

In Watamu, you may come to realize that the stretches of soft white beaches, ocean breezes gently swaying the coconut palms leaves and turquoise, marine life waters are exactly what you imagined.

BEST TIME TO VISIT WATAMU
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BEST TIME TO VISIT WATAMU

We consider July to October to be the best time to visit, as this is the longest dry season with cool coastal conditions and the skies are clear and sunny, but Watamu is a beautiful all year round.

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  • I recently returned back from my honeymoon in Kenya which included a safari and Indian Ocean beach vacation. Thank you to AfricanMecca for helping us plan the trip/honeymoon of a lifetime!
    Holly & Michael Lapidus - New Jersey, United States
  • Our holiday in Malindi was fantastic, more than we could have expected. the travel arrangements you made for us between Nairobi and Malindi were great, everyone looked after us. Many thanks for all your help.
    Mandy Salisbury - Hinckley, United Kingdom
  • Just wanted to let you know I got back last Sunday from a wonderful trip to Kenya. I met with the owner of the Driftwood Beach Club and he was delighted that his hotel was recommended by your agency.
    Monique Ophorst - Naarden, Netherlands
  • Dear Altaf, We would like to thank you for arranging our holiday to Kenya. The Turtle Bay Beach Club in Watamu which we stayed in for the first week was excellent. The food and the service were first class.
    Robert Ward - Essex, United Kingdom
  • Jambo Altaf, I want to let you know that both Dorothy and I found our two week trip to Kenya to be an absolutely wonderful experience. Our booking through AfricanMecca for our trip delivered everything we hoped for and more.
    John Lowry - Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • We have been home for a week now from our Kenya safari and beach vacation, and we have to say it was really great!!! Everything worked smoothly and was really well organized, we will definitely further recommend your company.
    Sascha Konrad & Shivani Patel - New Jersey, United States
  • I am writing to let you know that my mother and her friend, Carole, had a very good holiday in Kenya. We were all very happy with all your help in booking the trip. All the arrangements you had made for them went very smoothly.
    Dr Christina Cousens - Moredun Research Institute - Scotland, United Kingdom

EAST AFRICA SAFARI AND BEACH TRIP IDEA FOR WATAMU IN EASTERN KENYA

When beach vacationing in Watamu, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Watamu attractions and cultural activities after heading out on your Kenya safari to Amboseli, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Naivasha.

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