|Posted on December 31, 2010 at 8:25 AM||comments (7)|
Jumba la Mtwana, also known as Jumba Ruins, is a picturesque ruined village, located one kilometer from the mouth of the Mtwapa Creek and about four kilometers from the main Mombasa - Mailndi Road. Within these area four mosques, a tomb and four houses have survived in recognizable condition.
Located by the edge of Mombasa National Marine Park, it is a 14th Century ancien...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 30, 2010 at 3:22 PM||comments (0)|
Thugged away in the forests of La Marine area, at the mouth of the Mtwapa Creek is an archaeological site that was a town during the 14th century. Evidence from these ruins indicate that the site developed prior to contact with the Middle and Far East.
Strategically it was important both for its position, facing the sea, and later as an exit point to the Middle East. From...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 28, 2010 at 5:29 PM||comments (0)|
Gede ruins are the remains of a 12Th Century Swahili town near Watamu. It was rebuilt with new walls in the 15Th and 16Th centuries when Gede town was at its wealth peak before it was mysteriously abandoned.
The first half of the 17Th century the last inhabitants’ people had left Gede, leaving numerous Mosques, a magnificent palace and houses, all nestled in 45 acres of ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 27, 2010 at 8:46 AM||comments (0)|
During your stay in Mtwapa there are quite a number of attractions in nearby Mombasa which you can visit very easily by transportation like tour van, taxis or public means. Fort Jesus can not be missed while making a trip to Mombasa.
The Portuguese Fort Jesus was built in 1593. The site chosen was a coral ridge at the entrance to Mombasa Harbor. Originally the ford was built to secure th...Read Full Post »