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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

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

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 November 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...More

7  Thank PavelSpas
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

The guide was terrible, the things he said was not the same as the signs on the trees. We where explained it was not allowed to harm the trees but the guide cut the bark with I knife. His English was horrible. I feelt theated...More

2  Thank Filurius
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Andychasingstars
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Marius C
Reviewed 19 August 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

Thank BHSabbi
Reviewed 8 August 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

Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed 31 July 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.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 13 March 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

Thank Helene R
Reviewed 6 February 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!

1  Thank giseman
Reviewed 22 January 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

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 22 December 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

Thank DaktariMzungu
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The entrance of the Kaya seems like a very small place, but once inside Be prepared to walk! There is also a small token given to the staff, give with your heart!

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Grace M
6 January 2015|
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.