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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A place to contemplate.

A visit to Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest as in any holy place require proper attire and behavior. So... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Tomasz K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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 Lady0052
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!

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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
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!

Thank 4by4
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
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

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Grace M
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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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