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Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest

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Address: , Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Phone Number: 720650869
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Very nice trip with Luchi Hassan

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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 11, 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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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 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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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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Bordeaux, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Its one of the few historical things to do around, its nice for the stories but quite overpriced considering what you get.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wonderful to learn that there exist very reserved communities. They believed in ancestors' existence traced to centuries but good they opened for public so we can learn.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had a very good guide take us on a walk in the Kaya! It is so beautiful in there, we enjoyed the stories of the local Mijikenda people and also it was fascinating to see the trees and hear about their medicinal use. We also did the village walk and sampled the nice coconut wine.

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