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Malindi, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank William N
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Vasco da Gama pillar is a historical monument that celebrates an early explorer. There is nothing much to say about the pillar itself; while it is historically significant, the manner in which it is presented and sold to tourists leaves a lot to be desired....More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place has nearly been chocked by private developers around. you can only access the monument via a foot path. A very sad situation given the history of the site. There are guides to tell you of the rich history of the voyage and the...More

Thank geyMBUHG
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited here and paid the entry fee as required. we were promised much yet the only thing we saw was the pillar, nothing else. we were promised to see the Portuguese church only to told a couple of hours later that it wasnt possible...More

1  Thank stephen b
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We just went to see the pillar which Vasco Da Gama erected in 1499 next to the Sheikh's palace. Because of the cross on top the muslims removed the pillar and it was re-erected in its present location in the 16th Century.

Thank judithgarson
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Took a tuk tuk to the monument, however you are required to pay 500 shillings to access it, including a museum. Since we didn't see any benefit in visiting the museum we opted to drive along the beach and check out the monument from afar...More

1  Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 11 May 2017

not much to see but very informative to a person with a passion to history. charges are a bit high but i believe its for preservation, maintenance and revenue of course. educative and fun for children since they read about it in books.

Thank ric08852
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We were there to understand the story of Vasco da Gama and it has clearly described on the monument. It was really sad to read the story of their journey.

Thank Ruhul A
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Just a little bit of history here plus a side visit to the first Catholic church built in East Africa. I guess it is good from a historical view point plus a nice place to take some few photos.

Thank Andrew W
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