DURATION : Half day trip
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Tour, transfer, guide, ticket to the canyon, ticket to Gede Ruins
Departure from the hotel. It starts to get to Ruins of Gede
The ruins of Gede is one of the most interesting historical sites of the coast. According to the remains which include Persian porcelains, Indian lamps, Venetian beads, Ming porcelain ,scissors from Spain , Gede should be an Arab – Swahili rich and prosperous city . The ruins, now shrouded in lush greenery colonized by monkeys ,tell us of a beautiful city, mysteriously abandoned in 1400. Gede is also known as the "City of Ghosts “. The traditional local beliefs make this location magical and dreaded at the same time: the local tribes tell us of spirits who watch over the ancient forest where the ruins of Gede are, and that no-one of the inhabitants would get into it after sunset .. Together with a local guide, you can retrace the streets and history of this legendary city. After visiting the ruins of Gede, we go on
Excursion dedicated to Malindi, with its flavors and colors typically African.
The guide will take you through the old area known for its old world charm, spices and jewelry in semi-precious stones. Shopping Tour inside the "Arab" Malindi, one of the most fascinating areas known for its textiles, the local handicrafts made of wood or soapstone, batik and kikoi. Visit to the Akamba factory, better known as the factory of the wood, where during all today you can admire the direct processing of these works of art.
At the end of our tour we go on :
" The Hell’s kitchen" Marafa Canyon
It was originally a place characterized by sandstone, which as a result of the rains, has eroded over thousands of years, creating a canyon where pinnacles, ravines, spires and sinuous giant structures alternate creating a wonderful show.
Hells Kitchen is a depression but the local traditional legend highly believed that there once lived a rich family in the 17th century. The family owned a large farm and livestock while the other families lived in poverty. The rich family didn’t support the local people in any way despite its richness. The rich family used milk from livestock for bathing and washing. This annoyed the Gods and curse extended to the rich family. The Gods punishment was a heavy torrential rain. The local people heard a strange sound in the night and were all surprised to see the rich family had vanished.
The landscape is valued for its sacredness. The people around it go there to pray to the Gods if they have problems e.g rain, disease e.t.c and their problems are solved.
Together with the guide you will walk within this natural canyon whose color varies during the day according to the inclination of the sun rays. After the walk we will accede to the "terrace" ready to wait, with cameras, for a marvelous sunset with the typical colors of Africa. After visiting Hell’s Kitchen , we go on your Hotel
Comfortable and sporty recommended clothing.