As early as the 12th century, trade routes existed from Europe to Kenya. Already the Venetians had found their way to Kenya before the Portuguese. This is evidenced in the ruins of Gede. The Gede Ruins are well preserved and the nature around them with the huge baobab trees make speechless. Meanwhile, there is a kind of tree house platform in the middle with a great view. You can book for a small fee a guide who explains everything. If you spend your holidays in the Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi, you should definitely visit the ruins and Mnarani. The area with the remains of a former settlement of the Swahili, which was occupied by the Arabs in the aftermath, is located directly at Kilifi. A visit to this scenic location, which incidentally reveals a bit about the history of Kenya, is a good change from the beach holiday. Visitors enjoy from here a beautiful view of Kilifi and the Indian Ocean.