The Kakamega Forest – Leaving Kisumu after early breakfast we will drive to the tropical equatorial rainforest of Kakamega via the Kavirondo Rift Valley.
Kakamega rain forest is the only remaining rain forest in Kenya and the furthest East remnant of the Guineo-Congolean rain forest that is scattered across Zaire, Uganda, and Kenya. This forest provides a unique sanctuary for a remarkable diversity of endemic plants, birds, and insects not found anywhere else in the country.
We will enjoy packed lunch in the forest and then proceed to the Crying Stone of Ilessi which is about 40m high with a small rock perched on top that forms unique attractions in Western Kenya. This is an imposing feature especially when you get near it – these rocks have a long history with the community as they were used for conducting cultural ceremonies and traditional rituals.
To note is its most outstanding feature of water that runs down this towering rock making it look like a gowned figure in perpetual tears. The Crying Stone is located in an ideal place to host traditional dances such as Isukuti, Tindikiti, Litungu, Bukhana, Shilili, Indebendebe just to mention a few. On display are artifacts from the Western Kenya communities where we will sample and if possible buy what we need. From here, we will drive back to Kisumu marking the end of our excursion.
Breakfast time varies with every individual. However, all accommodation facilities will be serving breakfast from 06 – 10 hours. On request, most of the accommodation facilities would be more willing to serve your breakfast earlier. Generally, Oluokos Signature activities depart from your hotel at 0700 hours thus giving you enough time to enjoy your breakfast.
About lunch and dietary needs
We will try our very best to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places, it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information on to your leader.
This heavily depends on how far and on the conditions of the roads that we shall be undertaking. The fact is that if we’re going to move, there’s a good chance you’ll be riding on a vehicle. We will be sharing with you the final information for the specific type of transportation to be used during your activity. Please remember that we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you back after the activity.