This is the most well-known Swahili site on the East African coast, located 16 kilometres south of Malindi.

 

Founded in the 12th century AD, Gede was a large and prosperous town, which flourished until it was abandoned in the 17th century. Excavations unearthed the ruins of the big mosque, the royal house and the royal tombs.

A walk through this ancient town reveals a fascinating time in history.