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Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest

Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Interesting info from the locals

Nice walk around in the sacred forest. Local guides gives you a tour of the Place. As I understood... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Lady0052
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Falun, Sweden
Walking tour in the middle of the forest

We visited this place today and it was overpriced. It was 30 minutes walking, or a bit less. We... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
giseman
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Diani Beach, Ukunda, Kenya
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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

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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!

Thank giseman
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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
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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

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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!

Thank 4by4
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I am no Botanist but found this interesting and tour was delivered with a passion. Pricing not published, so felt costs for my Kenyan G/F were a bit steep. I am 6'1" and parts were challenging for a tall person, but glad have done the...More

Thank Rob P
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The forest has a wonderful spiritual feel to it, but there's not a huge amount to see. We took the long and half very bumpy road south from Diani in a tuktuk. It's a lot further than we expected, and a bit of a let...More

Thank PorkyMartin
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was a great different option for something to do in Diani. I had travelled there during the off-peak season, in May and the weather was perfect for an easy, refreshing afternoon hike. The on-site guide was really great and I was happy to contribute...More

Thank Joy M
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We visited the forest by walking from the Sonrisa hotel at Diani (1km aproxim). The person who welcomed us explained the overall forest rule and then we proceed to follow him. The park entrance is 2000ksh (ner 20 Usd) pero person, who we found pricy....More

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

1000 khsh it is a little bit too much but its nice if you have a lot of spare time, beside our guide was fun and very helpful!

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Grace M
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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.
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