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Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest

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Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest

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midwifeisrael wrote a review 3 Jan
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The walk in the forest was refreshing and a beautiful start of the day. Salim was a lovely guide who was knowledgeable and explained about his traditions and the plants, and animals.Thankful for a beautiful morning in the forest.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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PGTips100 wrote a review Aug 2020
London72 contributions10 helpful votes
This sacred forest is not on most people's bucket list when they go to Kenya but if you are in the area I highly recommend a visit, especially if you are into nature, spirituality, learning about medicinal plants/trees and local culture and traditions. They charge 1000 ($10) per person + tips are extra. The tour around the forest lasts about an hour. Our guide Mohammed was very nice and knowledgable and told us about the uses of the different plants and trees. Most people spend their whole time at Diani beach but learn very little about local culture. Visiting Kaya Kinondo is an opportunity to do so as well as understand the importance of medicinal plants and the eco system. Go visit the forest and enjoy nature's gifts!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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sdmmb wrote a review Aug 2020
Nairobi, Kenya1,108 contributions305 helpful votes
Worth a quick visit to learn about forest and importance to local community. Walk and explanation takes about 35 mins.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Caroline s wrote a review Mar 2020
Newquay22 contributions4 helpful votes
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We did the 1:30-2h walking tour in the forest with a guide showing us all kinds of trees with medicinal properties. He explained the ways of life of his ancestors and current people. I did not give 5 stars just because they were not overly helpful in helping out with a cab back and the payment seemed a bit informal (no ticket...just cash in hand). Obviously we believe the money raised goes into community projects, but it would be nice to be sure. The forest is located a bit south of diani beach so maybe book an Uber to get there and agree the return (much cheaper than using cabs if you look like a tourist).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BackpackingTony wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada119 contributions39 helpful votes
Wonderful tour and a good insight into the local culture. My guide Hamza was knowledgeable about the pants and area. He showed me how the locals use the plants as medicine. Hamza told me how the locals live with nature in the forest. Definitely recommended for any travellers in Diani
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Date of experience: February 2020
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