Day 1: Mombasa-Gedi Ruins Malindi
Malindi is an idyllic seaside town that is deeply rooted in a colorful history that began in 1498 when Vasco de Gama first visited the location. From the winding streets to the centuries-old houses, you will see the story of Malindi unfold before your eyes. One of the most prominent landmarks on the tour of Malindi is the Church of St. Francis Xavier, one of the oldest in East Africa that is situated near the Vasco de Gama Pillar. You also visit the Juma Mosque and learn about the unfortunate use of the structure for slave trading until the late nineteenth century. A visit to the ruins of Gedi near Watamu takes you to the site of an abandoned coastal town that is surrounded by an intriguing mystery that lies within the remains of mosques, houses and other archaeological finds. Your touring time at Gedi includes tombs, the king’s palace, artifacts and a sunken court. With such a beautiful Malindi setting to explore, your excursion also includes a glass bottom boat ride in the Malindi Marine Park where you look into the depths of the Indian Ocean to observe marine life in a natural setting and snorkeling can also be arranged. Your spectacular day ends with a delightful and delicious lunch.