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Malindi Museum

Malindi Museum (Near District Public Health Office, Silversand Rd, Malindi) — located in Malindi, the museum is a host to the famous Vasco Da Gama pillar. The building is situated along the seafront, some few meters from Malindi jetty and the fish market. It is a charming old double storey structure with a roof terrace […]

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Lamu Old Town

Lamu Old Town – this is an exclusive tropical island on the north coast of Kenya, and one of the oldest best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. It is one major center for the study of Islam and Swahili cultures with many visiting for educational purposes. It is built in coral stone and mangrove timber. […]

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Kenya National Archives

Kenya National Archives (Moi Avenue, Nairobi) — in an old building, National Archives is a beautiful place exhibiting Kenya’s history. There is a public gallery with a good collection of domestic artifacts, ethnography weapons, musical instruments and drawings on the ground floor. The first floor showcases paintings of Mzee Kenyatta along with some photographs of […]

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Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum (Karen Road, Langata, Nairobi) – located 10 km from downtown Nairobi, this was once the center piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish author Karen Blixen and her Swedish husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. The farm house gained international fame with the release of […]

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German Post Office Museum

German Post Office Museum (Kenyatta Road, Lamu) — opened in 1996, the building which houses the German Post Office Museum was built at the beginning of the 19th century as a private residence. It was converted and used, albeit briefly, as the first German Post Office on the East African Coast during the time when […]

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Gede Ruins & Museum

Gede Ruins & Museum (Gede Watamu Road, Gede) – located near the coastal town of Malindi, Gede ruins are remains of a Swahili town. It traces its origin to the 12th century and was rebuilt with new town walls in the 15th & 16th centuries. The museum has numerous ruins, comprising mosques; a magnificent palace […]

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Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus (Nkrumah Road, Mombasa) — this is one of the most outstanding historical sites and preservations of the 16th century. It was built and designed by Giovanni Battista Cairato for the Portuguese with the aim of protecting the port of Mombasa from foreign invasion. It has had a long history of hostilities of the […]

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Bomb Blast Memorial Park

Bomb Blast Memorial Park (Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi) – this memorial is located at the former location of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, which was hit with a terrorist attack in 1998. This site includes a section that lists the names of victims of that incident.

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Banana Hill Art Gallery

Banana Hill Art Gallery (Banana Hill, Nairobi) – located just north of the Village Market in Nairobi, this is a trend-setting gallery on the boundaries of Nairobi, exhibiting some of East Africa’s most stunning paintings and sculptures. It represents over 70 artists from all over Africa, with an emphasis on contemporary African art from painters […]

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About Kenya

This East African country’s history goes as far as the 1st Century AD, when the Kenyan coast was frequented by Arab traders, who due to its proximity to the Arabian Peninsula, established Arab and Persian colonies there. The Nilotic and Bantu people also migrated into the region during the first millennium AD and settled inland. […]