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Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest

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Address: Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Phone Number: 720650869
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Kaya Kinondo offers a cultural side to Diani. It's past the main road so I would recommend having them send a piki piki to pick you up. The tour it's self is interesting you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaya Kinondo offers a cultural side to Diani. It's past the main road so I would recommend having them send a piki piki to pick you up. The tour it's self is interesting you learn about the plants and their uses along with the history and spiritual beliefs of the Digo. Afterwards you go through the village which is quiet... More 

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Sluis, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was a very special visit of one of the last remaining sacred forests of the original tribe of the Digo, one if the nine Mijikenda people

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cambs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

this is a great place to go , you will be supplied with a lot of information and is extremely interesting place to go which i am sure you will enjoy.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Traversing through the sacred forests was both scary and also exciting for me. Scary because the traditions demand that women wrap around their hips with kikoy, and also in the forest you have to observe some degree of restraint in noise levels. Exciting because the forest is pristine, a fresh breath of nature,

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1 Thank Mercy W
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife visited this Kaya Kanondo forest and came back extremely exited about the culture of the Digo community, the many varieties of trees in this forest and reverence to which the Digo community behooves this sacred forest. Nice place to visit for nature walks and great info on indigenous trees.

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1 Thank Andrew A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

At this time and age it is very important for communities to realize the need for environmental conservation and sustenance. You will get to appreciate this facts and efforts once you get to visit the Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest as you take a walk and learn about the various types of trees as well their medicinal values

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Taking a walk through the sacred forest was beautiful and almost magical. It's unbelievable that many of these forests have been destroyed.

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1 Thank Stephanie H
Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Experience of Kaya Kinondo – the sacred forest cannot be described by words alone. One has t obe ready to receive in order to experience. I discovered that the deeper I went, the more still and serene it became. I not only found tranquillity and an unusual kind of peace but also came to realize what life was all... More 

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1 Thank LetterFromDiani
Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been annoyed with the beachboys on the Tiwi/Diani beach as everybody was/is/ and propably will be. One of these guys (called himself Jeyjey)even scammed us for 2000 Ksh (he didn't show up!!!), but we have found a rare exception. Luchi Hassan came to us on Tiwi beach, he told us, that he can take us with his Motorcycle... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

When last did you hug a HUGE tree? Make sure you visit Kaya Kinondo to do that and learn about the Mijikenda people who used to live here. We had a very enthusiastic guide who was very knowledgeable about the Kaya and all the fauna and flora in it. It was very interesting to hear about (and sample!!) the medicinal... More 

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