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Where is Kakamega?

As movements in and out of Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado and Nakuru counties are restricted due to increase in covid-19 positive rate from 2% in crying stone of IlesiJanuary to 19% in March. You might be wondering if there is any other place to have those memorable experiences while in Kenya. Well, this is probably the right time to try out Kakamega town in western Kenya lying about 32 km north of Kisumu. The town that houses the only natural tropical rainforest left in Kenya.

Why Kakamega?

Ever heard of the great wonder popularly known as the Crying Stone of llesi? Then this is the time to know where it is found. The water has been flowing from this stone since time immemorial. There is a myth that it is the transfixed image of a jilted woman who keeps mourning about what befell her.  Imagine yourself enjoying a vacation rental at the foot of this stone or better still getting wonderful experience from the local community from learning a new culture to adopting a new way of life. With just as little as $18 per night you can get yourself a palace away from home for you and your family.

For nature lovers this will be a moment for you to explore Africa’s finest and most valuable rain forest – Kakamega forest. Which stretch through Uganda to Congo and its managed by the Kenya wildlife service, here trees fall naturally and mushrooms grow wildly, some of the trees are about four (4) centuries old. Interestingly they have medicinal values; you will get to know what diseases they get to treat.

Apart from the mystical crying stone, here lies various cool spots for camping. These areas within the rainforest have been reserved for camping, hence safe both day and night.

Kakamega also boasts of a variety of beautiful colorful birds which attract birdwatchers and bird-spotters.

A trip to Kakamega deserves to be heavily armed with a standard camera because you will have a whole lot of experiences to capture and memories to cherish.

In Kakamega, you will never lack an activity to pass your time with. For this, you need to be spontaneous and not be limited by some hotel itinerary. What you need to make your trip heavenly is a vacation rental, as you will work out your own schedule, meaning you will be able to visit a variety of sites and still get home at whatever time you feel like.

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