Jumba la mtwana

 Jumba la Mtwana of Mtwapa,  one of  the ruins of a building <sup>1</sup>

Jumba la Mtwana of Mtwapa, one of the ruins of a building 1
The remains of a small coastal town, dating back to the 14th century

Among the ruins are four mosques, a tomb and four houses.

The houses are named according to what's inside them, including the house of the cylinder, the house of the kitchen, the house of the many doors and the house of the many pools.

It was abandoned early in the fifteenth century.

Today, it has a museum and a whole beach side compound dedicated to it.

What to do thereSee the ruins and artifacts first hand, learn about precolonial Kenya.

You may need a guide for a better explanation.

Also possible are picnics and swimming.

Best time to visitAny time of the year

Location of Jumba la mtwanaThe ruins are right on the beach, in Mtwapa — a few minutes north of the island of Mombasa by car.

They also are within walking distance of Mtwapa creek.

How to get thereBy vehicle, walking, or boat.

The nearest airport is in the outskirts of Mombasa, normally requiring a journey through the city centre to get there.

There are matatus to Mtwapa, from where a taxi or long walk should get you to the location.

Or get there by boat, from any of the beaches and creeks within the city.

There usually are boats for rent at beach hotels.

References1. By Omondi - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51204856.

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