tours have been well developed in Kenya and Best
of Africa Tours and Safaris ensures that
clients experience the best of these packages
in Western Kenya with a rich experience in forklore,
customs, fun fare and traditional food of the
local peoples. Most of these trips are blended
with wildlife photographic safaris for the African
experience of a lifetime.
Lwanda was a Luo warrior, it is believed that
during his time he turn into a stone and that
he could fight and nobody could kill him. At one
time war broke between Luo and Kipsigis tribes,
Lwanda - which means the rock - killed very many
people during this war. After peace was negotiated
Lwanda was given a woman from the kipsigis tribe
whom he married. This woman learned and knew the
secret of Lwanda’s life (His shadow was
his true self). One day when Lwanda fall sick
the woman was told by Lwanda to treat his own
shadow. The war broke out again and the woman
went back to tell her people the secret of Lwanda.
On the day he died he killed so many people before
they finally tried what what their daughter had
told them, finally one of the warriors took his
spear and threw it at the shadow of Lwanda who
fell down and died but not before killing the
person who had pierced him. He turned into a stone
which can still be seen today. The people around
this place believe that this is a true story.
HILLS: Ramogi (the father of Luo tribe
) settled here after long journey from Uganda
with his people. You can visit this home which
is now a forest. There is a stone which is believed
was previously a bull which turned into a rock.
ROCKS: This is a place of ceremony.
Climb the rocks and get the history of these rocks
from local people. Situated on the western part
of Kenya in Kakamega district, Khayega.
777 - Culture in Western Kenya - 4 Days
1 NAIROBI-KISUMU Leave Nairobi for
Kit -Mikaye via Kisumu. Kit Mikaye according to
the Luo legendary story is the rock where Mikaye
the (mother of the Luo tribe) sheltered herself
after along journey. In the evening visit the
famous rock on the surrounding village , dinner
and overnight at Kit -Mikaye.
2 KIT- MIKAYE - NDERE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast trek to the lake shore
then catch a boat to Ndere Island National park.
According to Luo legendary story Ndere (meeting
place) is where Mikaye the mother of the Luo rested
after along journey down the Nile to the lake
Victoria before reaching her home Kit- Mikaye.
The day is spent in search of lakes largest crocodiles,
monitor lizards, birds, water antelopes etc. Enjoy
fishing in the evening and taste your catch for
3 KALOKA - KISUMU - KAKAMEGA Leave
Kaloka by boat or by road to Kisumu then proceed
to Kakamega forest. Spend the evening exploring
the famous tropical forest looking for colobus
monkeys many types of reptiles and birds.
4 KAKAMEGA - NAIROBI In the morning
explore the forest and then catch a bus back to
End of Safari