We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Interesting cultural history

We arrived and were greeted by Mohammed who was our guide for the tour. He gave us a quick briefing... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Andychasingstars
,
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Great Experience

We were lucky to have a guide who was a botanist and compounding expert who also worked with the... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
BHSabbi
,
Cape Charles, Virginia
Read all 88 reviews
30
All photos (30)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“guide fee”(2 reviews)
“history”(13 reviews)
“medicine”(6 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
87°
74°
Mar
85°
74°
Apr
83°
72°
May
Contact
Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
Website
+254 720 650869
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Diani Beach
from $130.00
More Info
Reviews (88)
Filter reviews
55 results
Traveler rating
19
20
11
3
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
19
20
11
3
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews guide fee history medicine trees customs spiritual medicinal botanist shoes project information diani ksh monkeys donation expert parts
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 55 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just wanted to try it as there are only so many thiings one person can do being on a long holiday in Diani. The prices are too high and the tour in the forest is not so great. Little was told and it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank QueenNairobi
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We arrived and were greeted by Mohammed who was our guide for the tour. He gave us a quick briefing about the tour and some customs (no head wear, wear a traditional cloth, and generally be respectful), before beginning. Mohammed was knowledgeable and informed us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andychasingstars
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We been to the project as we read about it in some books. We where interested how the people are living in the forest nearby the sea in a traditional way. We took to tuck tuck from the Hotel Neptune Paradise. It took approx 25...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marius C
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We were lucky to have a guide who was a botanist and compounding expert who also worked with the Colobus Conservancy during our visit to the forest. If you are interested in learning about the different flora and fauna of the forest as well as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BHSabbi
Reviewed August 8, 2018

A visit to Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest as in any holy place require proper attire and behavior. So you have to wear a black sarong, but on the other hand, you had to take off your shoes on some sections, which in a forest full...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We had a very informative and knowledgeable guide for our tour of the forest. Learned lots and it's a great community initiative.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Nice walk around in the sacred forest. Local guides gives you a tour of the Place. As I understood it they took turns on gicing the tours. When we left our tourguide left with us since he did not Believe that he would have another...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Helene R
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place today and it was overpriced. It was 30 minutes walking, or a bit less. We didn’t see monkeys because it was windy. The story and the background was not too relevant for us. It was below expectation for us!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank giseman
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Depending on your guide, you will get a completely different experience. I find the tour a little overpriced for what they actually offer. You had to pay transport, tour and then they also asked a tip. The dressing up and the rules regarding the sacred...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Kaya Kinondo provides a fascinating insight in Kenya's pre-colonial history. It is a guided walk through one of the last small bits of what was a sacred place for the Digo people, who trace their history to the 13th century, The walks takes a good...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DaktariMzungu
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 30 nearby hotels
Kinondo Kwetu
144 reviews
.37 miles away
Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa
803 reviews
1.27 miles away
Kusini Beach Cottages
36 reviews
2.08 miles away
Bidi Badou Beach Resort
7 reviews
2.11 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 54 nearby restaurants
Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant
367 reviews
3.05 miles away
Nomad Restaurant
698 reviews
4.94 miles away
Colobus Shade
149 reviews
3.74 miles away
Lymington's Bistro
150 reviews
3.18 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 88 nearby attractions
Skydive Diani
433 reviews
1.81 miles away
Scuba Duka
12 reviews
2.12 miles away
Marco Polo Safaris
521 reviews
2.37 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Grace M
January 6, 2015|
Answer
Response from LetterFromDiani | Reviewed this property |
Kaya kinonda is a day excursion not a hotel. however - there are several facilities within galu kinondo. you could get a great bargain considering diani is not exactly very busy right now.
0
Votes