Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest

Journey into Tranquility

Welcome to Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest, a mystical realm of nature and spirituality hidden on Kenya’s southern coast. This forest, steeped in cultural significance to the Digo community, offers an extraordinary opportunity to connect with both nature and ancient traditions. Join us on an exploration of Kaya Kinondo, where the natural and spiritual worlds intertwine.

Location and Ecosystem

Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest is situated in the Diani area, nestled along the enchanting southern coastline of Kenya. This unique forest spans over 30 hectares and is a prime example of a Kaya forest, a place of great spiritual and cultural importance to the Digo people. The forest boasts a diverse ecosystem, comprising towering trees, a variety of flora, and a rich tapestry of wildlife, creating a peaceful and awe-inspiring atmosphere.

Best Time to Visit

Kaya Kinondo welcomes visitors year-round, but the best time to explore its lush beauty is during the dry season, which typically extends from late December to March and from July to October. During these months, the weather is perfect for outdoor activities and immersing yourself in the serene atmosphere of the forest. However, every season at Kaya Kinondo offers a unique experience, so plan your visit to align with your preferences.

Key Attractions and Adventure Activities

Guided Forest Tours: Embark on guided tours led by knowledgeable locals who can provide insights into the cultural, historical, and spiritual significance of the forest. Learn about the traditional rituals, folklore, and medicinal plants that make Kaya Kinondo unique.

Birdwatching: Kaya Kinondo is home to a multitude of bird species. Birdwatchers can enjoy spotting various avian residents, including hornbills, sunbirds, and turacos.

Nature Walks: Explore the winding pathways and peaceful glades within the forest. These walks provide opportunities for tranquil reflection and appreciation of the diverse flora and fauna.

Cultural Experiences: Interact with the Digo community and gain an understanding of their cultural heritage, traditional dances, and local customs. It’s a chance to connect with the living culture that thrives alongside the sacred forest.

Conservation Efforts: Engage in eco-conscious activities and learn about the ongoing efforts to preserve the delicate balance between nature and culture in the forest.


  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Guided Tours
  • Sightseeing
  • Game Drives
  • Marine Activities
  • Park Fees
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Emergency Support


  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Optional Activities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Vaccinations and Medications
  • Airport Taxes
  • Additional Accommodation


2024 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax

Low Season
1st Apr – 31st May

USD 2,158 USD 1,550 USD 1,347

High Season
1st Nov – 15th Dec

USD 2,272 USD 1,664 USD 1,462

Peak Season 1st Jan – 31st Mar
1st Jun – 31st Oct
16th – 31st Dec

USD 2,386 USD 1,779 USD 1,576

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