Fodor's Expert Review Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest

Southern Beaches of Mombasa Forest

If you're in the Diani Beach area, be sure to spend an hour or two exploring the Kaya Kinondo forest. This Unesco World Heritage site has been sacred territory for the Digo people for centuries. You'll need to walk with a guide, who will tell you about the beliefs and ceremonies held here, as well as the medicinal and culinary uses of the plants growing in the forest which, although only 75 acres, is said to boast 187 species of trees. You'll also see Colobus and Sykes monkeys, as well as baboons. A walk here is highly recommended. If you have time, ask your guide to show you around the local Digo village, or even to introduce you to the spiritual healer.


Quick Facts

4 km south from the end of the tarmac at Diani Beach
Diani Beach, Kwale  Kenya


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Rate Includes: 1000 Ksh

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