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“Nice historic feat”

Vasco da Gama Pillar
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US$195.00*
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Day Trip to Malindi and Watamu
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Though there is a factual error on the description - Vasca da Gama didn't hit the Calcutta in India (which is on the eastern coast), but reached Goa on the west coast in 1498.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

My friend and I literally stumbled into the Vasco da Gama Pillar while walking along the beach at low tide. We climbed up a small shelf of rock and were at the site. Immediately we were approached by two plain-clothed fellows telling us we had to buy a ticket since we had already seen the Pillar!

I was understandably skeptical, but we followed the boys to an indeed official ticket booth. For about $6 each, we purchased a ticket that allowed us to visit the Pillar, plus, at our request, we were given until Monday (two days later) to visit the Malindi Museum and the Portugese Church. All three attractions are included in the one ticket.

It is difficult to be in Malindi and not take in the Vasco da Gama Pillar - just because it is there. If you miss visiting it directly, your view of it from other places is about all of the experience of it you will have anyway.

Thank Joanne T
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

the pillar stands somewhat like a lighthouse, calling you to come in and experience all the other sites in malindi. Its at this place that we met a free lance tour guide called Festus, we nicknamed him Vasco. He gave us such good toursin and out of malindi for four days.

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Vasco da Gama pillar is a fascinating site to behold, but the amount of money charged to visit the pillar is not worth spending. For the best use of your money, you can view it for free standing in a good position outside Baobab restaurant, or even walk around it during low tide.

Thank Loro2103
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

This object of local tourist interest actually looks a little better viewed from a boat a few hundred meters out at sea. It looks then an interesting landmark on a jagged rocky point.From the land there is not a huge amount to ponder over!

Thank Peter B
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