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Gedi Ruins & Kipepeo Butterfly Farm Day Tour Malindi

Malindi Day Trip Gedi Ruins Kipepeo Butterfly Farm Tour: This tour will take you to Gede Ruins; which is a 12th-century Swahili village that was mysteriously abandoned some 600 years ago due to unknown causes. Gede Ruins Museum lies 16 kilometers south of Malindi town and approximately 90 kilometers northeast of Mombasa. You will also visit the Kipepeo Butterfly Farm is located at the entrance of the Gede Ruins National Monument.  Kipepeo Butterfly Farm is a communal initiative aimed at enabling surrounding communities to earn a living through the forest.

At 0800 Hours, after breakfast at the hotel, we pick you up and drive you to Gede Ruins. Once at the Gede Ruins Museum, you will spend about 2 hours with a local guide exploring the museum. A walk through the ruins will give you an opportunity to see the ruins of the village mosque, stone houses, and huge picturesque stone houses.

Also, look out for the dried-up wells, drainage gutters, and well-planned-out right-angled city streets. Your Gedi Ruins encounter will not be complete till you encounter Sykes monkeys and the golden-rumped elephant shrew. As you curiously look out the ancient wells, expect to be startled by owls!

This tour will also take you to the Kipepeo Butterfly Farm. The Kipepeo Market Place is located at the Gede Ruins National Monument 20, kilometers south of the resort town of Malindi and near the world-famous Watamu beach. It is at the entrance to Gede Ruins. Visit the Butterfly exhibition and admire the colorful butterflies of Arabuko Sokoke and other forests while you learn of their importance to local livelihoods and conservation.

On Monday and Thursday mornings meet and talk with farmers as they deliver pupae and honey to the Market Place. Also, see how the honey and silk cloth are processed at the facilities. At about 1230 Hours, enjoy Lunch at a Hotel in Malindi before we drop you off at your hotel/ residence.

Malindi Day Trip Gedi Ruins Kipepeo Butterfly Farm Tour
Malindi Day Trip Gedi Ruins Kipepeo Butterfly Farm Tour

Malindi Day Trip Gedi Ruins Kipepeo Butterfly Farm Tour; Places to visit: Gedi Ruins and Kipepeo Butterfly Farm. Right at the entrance to Gedi Ruins is the Kipepeo Butterfly Project.

Kipepeo Butterfly Farm is a communal initiative aimed at enabling surrounding communities to earn a living through the forest.

The communities breed the unique butterflies of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and then export them to live butterfly display museums all over the world. Kipepeo is the Swahili word for butterflies.

The farm holds various species, colors, and sizes of butterflies. You will get firsthand experience on how butterfly farming is linked to developing the livelihoods of over 100,000 people in rural communities surrounding the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

Local butterfly farmers sell the pupae abroad in exhibitions in the USA, Europe, and Japan. Gedi ruins are now a National Museum, heavily overgrown with beautiful indigenous forest trees.

A walk through the ruins will give you an opportunity to encounter Syke’s Monkeys and the Golden Rumped Elephant Shrew. Gedi Ruins is a 12th-century Swahili village that was mysteriously abandoned some 600 years ago due to unknown causes.

It is now a National Museum and the ruins are heavily overgrown with beautiful indigenous forest trees, baobabs, and tamarind. Well worth a walk and a visit. Look out for Syke’s Monkeys, and the Golden Rumped Elephant Shrew can also be seen here.

A quiet, careful look in some of the old wells can turn out the odd owl, too. Book our Malindi Day Tours and enjoy your day.

Malindi Day Trip Gedi Ruins Kipepeo Butterfly Farm Tour Itinerary

0800 Hours: After breakfast at the hotel we pick you up and drive you to Gedi Ruins. Gede Ruins is a 12th-century Swahili village that was mysteriously abandoned some 600 years ago due to unknown causes.

Gede Ruins Museum lies 16 kilometers south of Malindi town and approximately 90 kilometers northeast of Mombasa.

0830 Hours: Once at the Gede Ruins museum you will spend about 2 hours with a local guide exploring the museum.

Gede Ruins is a 12th-century Swahili trading village, mysteriously abandoned 600 years ago, now a National Museum, and heavily overgrown with beautiful indigenous forest trees.

A walk through the ruins will give you an opportunity to see the ruins of the village mosque, stone houses, and huge picturesque stone houses. Also, look out for the dried-up wells, drainage gutters, and well-planned-out right-angled city streets.

Your Gedi Ruins encounter will not be complete till you encounter Sykes monkeys and the golden-rumped elephant shrew. As you curiously look out the ancient wells, expect to be startled by owls!

This tour will also take you to the Kipepeo Butterfly Farm. The Kipepeo Market Place is located at the Gede Ruins National Monument 20, kilometers south of the resort town of Malindi and near the world-famous Watamu beach. It is at the entrance to Gede Ruins.

Visit the Butterfly exhibition and admire the colorful butterflies of Arabuko Sokoke and other forests while you learn of their importance to local livelihoods and conservation.

On Monday and Thursday mornings meet and talk with farmers as they deliver pupae and honey to the Market Place. Also, see how the honey and silk cloth are processed at the facilities.

1230 Hours: Enjoy Lunch at a Hotel in Malindi before we drop you off at your hotel/ residence

Malindi Day Trip Gedi Ruins Kipepeo Butterfly Farm Tour Prices

Malindi Day Trip Gedi Ruins Kipepeo Butterfly Farm Tour Rates Include:

Lunch + Mineral water during tour + Professional English speaking guides + All entry fees, guide fee, service charge, and taxes & Pickup from your hotel in Malindi and drop-off to your hotel

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Notes
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Malindi Day Trip Gedi Ruins Kipepeo Butterfly Farm Tour can also start from and end in Mombasa
* What to bring with you: sunscreen, sunglasses, cap, comfortable shoes, money for souvenirs, a camera


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Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
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