Category Archives: Western Kenya

While Vising Kakamega, I Discovered How The Town Got its Name

Phase two of my road trip landed me in the port town of Kakamega, about 52km north of Kisumu city. I had just finished a 5-day stay in Kisumu (read my Kisumu story here) where I had a chance to … Continue reading

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Did We Ever Tell You That Kakamega Is A Place You would Not Want Missing In Your Kenyan Travel Itinerary?

Kakamega town is, perhaps, known more for being the home of Kakamega Forest – few among the last remnants of indigenous rain forests in the world – home to rare plant and animal life including the red-tailed monkey and the … Continue reading

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Kit Mikaye – The Rock of ‘The First Wife’

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. There are many spectacular rock formations which abound with … Continue reading

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