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Kisumu Day Trips Kit Mikayi Rock Luo Cultural Tour

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Kisumu Day Trips Kit Mikayi Rock Luo Cultural Tour
Kisumu Day Trips Kit Mikayi Rock Luo Cultural Tour

Our Kisumu Day  Cultural Tour is a half day tour to Kit Mikayi rock formation, around 40 meters (70 feet) high with a very rich Luo cultural heritage.

This large rock with three rocks on top (granite rock tower) situated about 29 kilometers west of the town of Kisumu. It is about 1 km from the Kisumu-Bondo road.

1530 Hours; Depart from your Hotel and drive to Kangeso village. Upon arrival enjoy 1.5 Hours country walk around the surrounding countryside, through farmland and past rural Luo homesteads, before reaching Kit Mikayi.

You will take a historical tour of the rocks and also get a chance to climb it and see the breathtaking surrounding, Kisumu City, Lake Victoria and the low-lying plain lands.

Kit Mikaye is said to be the rock where Mikaye (which means, literally, “the first wife”), the mother of the Luo tribe, sheltered herself after a long journey down the Nile.

The massive columns of Kit Mikaye are towers of boulders piled together into gravity defying columns. According to legend, this was once the homestead of a powerful man who used to abuse and mistreat his first wife.

The woman returned to haunt him after her death, eventually turning him and his property into stones. Religious groups, the sick and those who want solace after a misfortune visit the rocks hoping that their prayers will be answered.

It is said the woman went up the rock where she has been weeping ever since. There are many spectacular rock formations which abound with myths and mythologies in western tourist circuit.

The stones have been a source of solace for the Luo people for a long time. They believe that if any man with a problem visits the stones, his problems will be solved and his wishes answered, so long as elders sacrifice a goat at the site.

In the past, only men were allowed near the rocks, but visitors are these days welcome. The site is managed by the Kit Mikaye Rock Development Group which has since built a house and a banda where visitors can get refreshments while on a tour.

1930 Hours: Return/ transfer back to your hotel/ residence in Kisumu.

Kisumu Day Trips Kit Mikayi Rock Luo Cultural Tour Prices

Kisumu Day Trips Kit Mikayi Rock Luo Cultural Tour Rates Includes:

Professional English speaking guides + Kisumu Day Trips Kit Mikayi Rock Luo Cultural Tour + All entry fees, guide fee, service charge and taxes & Pickup from your hotel in Kisumu City and drop-off to your hotel

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The tour takes about 4 Hours

* This tour departure is dependent on the weather. Guests advised to wear suitable outdoor walking attire and shoes and to bring sunscreen

Kisumu Day Trips Kit Mikayi Rock Luo Cultural Tour Rates Do Not Include:

* Drinks
* Laundry
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Meals, sightseeing not included in the package

* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Lunch or dinner in town (option and extra charges direct)
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Tips or gratuity, travelers insurance; laundry, communication charges & visas
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the Kisumu airport)

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