Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest, Diani Beach

3.7
#7 of 15 in Nature in Coast Province
Forest · Nature / Park
Explore World Heritage-listed vegetation layered with meaning at Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest, the oldest pocket of sacred forest for the Mijikenda people on the Kenyan coast. A source of ritual power and cultural identity, the forest is also a place of worship for a number of other ethnic groups. Extending from the Indian Ocean, it features great biodiversity, with 187 plant, 48 bird, and 45 butterfly species. You may also spot mammals like the colobus monkey and golden-rumped elephant shrew. Take a guided tour with an elder along the ancient trails to see spectacularly lush growth and traditional huts, and learn about the plants and their significance. Put Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest and other Diani Beach attractions into our Diani Beach trip planning site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Our review is skewed because we had an issue, but there are some major things to know about: 1. Getting to this location requires several kilometers down a rough road. The Uber drivers in Diani would....  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • An excellent community project. Informative guides and interesting education centre followed by a tour that respects the scared site while teaching you about medicinal plants and the cultural history of the place. Highly recommended.
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