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Visit to Kaya Kinondo

This half day tour to the Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest is a great learning experience, as you would not only explore the rich wilderness of the region but also enjoy a visit to the Kinondo Village and experience local traditions. A walk through the forest will offer you an opportunity to see many rare species of animals, birds and plants. The Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest is a proposed heritage site by UNESCO, and is widely renowned for its scenic landscape and interesting tribe rituals.

 

  • Tour CodeTour code: AWK08
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourGroup Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore Kaya Kinondo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the Kinondo Village and interact with locals
  • Walk through forest to explore 187 species of plants, some of which are endemic

Itinerary details

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    After breakfast, pickup from your hotel and drive south to the Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest. Kaya Kinondo is a 30 hectare forest, one of the sacred Mijikenda forests and a proposed heritage site by UNESCO, located in the Diani Beach area south of Mombasa. The local Digo community has formed Kaya Kinondo Ecotourism project that offers controlled access into this pristine and untouched forest. The forest is still used for rituals and sacrificial offering by the local Digo tribe. A walk through the forest, which forms a rich ecosystem with 187 species of plan ts, some of which are rare and a few, endemic to the area. There are also animals, mostly primates (monkeys), dik-diks and Elephants. You will also have the opportunity to visit Kinondo Village and interact with members of the local community including the medicine man. Kaya Kinondo ecotourism project is an initiative by the community in promoting conservation and sustainable development. The project was founded in 2001 with the initial support from WWF and NMK and the community has seen better protection of the Kaya which has realized socio economic benefits of their commitment to forest conservation. Return to your hotel in time for lunch. Read More

What's Included?

  • Seat in coach basis excursions.
  • Tour departs on Tuesday & Friday.

What's not Included?

  • International flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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