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  vasco da gama point
by call_me_rhia

This is the point where the Portuguese seaman Vasco da Gama laid his anchor in Kenya - after he had been turned away from Mombasa. People here welcomed him with open arms. There is now a simple white-washed pillar as a monument to mark the spot where he landed. It's along the seafront - after Malindi's beach - and you can reach it on foot easily - by following a narrown lane by the sea - or scrambling onto and along the ocean-front rocks. There are nice views from the monument.

Address: malindi
Directions: about 15 minutes walk from the beach - direction malindi town

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 19, 2003
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