Kayakinondo Sacred Forest

Kayakinondo Sacred Forest

Kayakinondo Sacred Forest is the only virgin forest located in Diani, Mombasa, Kenya. Its a proposed world heritage site by UNESCO. rnrnIts the number one attraction site for Eco-tourism in Mombasa Kenya.



Kayakinondo Sacred Forest is one of the mijikenda Kaya forests and a proposed world heritage site by UNESCO. This ancient and natural forest has been preserved through generations through the traditional beliefs and a set of taboos imposed by the Kaya elders to safeguard its sacredness.
Kayas are small isolated patches of forests ranging in size from 10ha to 400 ha.
Kayakinondo Sacred Forest is located a few kilometres South of Diani beach on the south coast of Mombasa, Kenya.

Today the forest is used for traditional ceremonies and contains the spirits of its ancient inhabitants.The local people are also implementing an eco-tourism project
and are now realizing additional benefits.








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