While doing the activity we get to learn more about the myth behind Kit Mikayi which in Luo dialect means “the stone of the first wife” is a: Long time ago, there was an old man by the name Ngeso who was in great love with the stone.
Daily, Ngeso would wake up in the morning, walk into the cave inside the stone and spend the whole day there. This would force his wife to bring him breakfast and lunch on a daily basis. Having fallen passionately in love with this stone to the extent that people would ask the wife his whereabouts, she could answer that he has gone to his first wife (Mikayi) hence the stone of the first wife (Kit Mikayi).
To the Luo tribe, the explanation about the rock takes a slightly different twist. The rock’s features and components represent the Luo cultural polygamous family which had the first wife’s house (Mikayi) built further in between on the right-hand side was the second wife’s house (Nyachira) while the third wife’s house (Reru) was built on the left side of the homestead.
Kit Mikayi is also seen to have a nuclear family composition whereby the father (Ngeso) is the middle stone followed by the bulky Mikaye (first wife), then Nyachira (second wife) followed by Reru (third wife), and further in front, they have the child which is representing Simba, which is the house for the firstborn boy in the homestead.
For ages, a long time, Kit Mikayi has been a sacred place for the villagers, politicians, strangers, and visitors equally who pay pilgrimage for various reasons and at different times of the year.
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We will depart from Kisumu to drive over to Kenya’s most dramatic archaeological site, a vast granite rock tower called Kit Mikayi. We will spend the best part of the morning learning about Luo and as we explore or climb Kit Mikayi for those who are fit enough. We'll also dance to the tunes of Luo traditional dancers.
From Kit Mikayi we'll drive to the lakeshore for some Luo delicacies as we enjoy the cool lake breeze. We'll then visit the nearby Dunga Ecotourism Community boardwalk for a firsthand experience with the local community that is at the forefront of conserving the unique Dunga wetlands and the swamp.
Our daytrip will come to an end after lunch upon which we'll transfer you to the hotel of residence.
You can bring one piece of carry-on bag onto the vehicle with you. This must be small enough to fit either under your seat or on your lap.
Airport transfers are not included in the price of our daytrtrip activities, however you can book for an arrival or departure transfer in advance with our office. In this case representative will be at the airport to greet or see you off. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
Every itinerary created by Oluokos is based on your specifications and personal taste. With the in depth knowledge of our Experience Designers’ first-hand, local creativity they make sure every little detail is taken care of, while you get to enjoy a personalized safari experience to Kenya.
To answer your question, the number of guests on your daytrip will be only you and your loved ones. We handle every booking privately and at Oluokos, we strictly adhere to the no mixing group’s policy. Each of our safari vehicles has a maximum capacity for six guests. The beauty of taking our privately guided daytrip is that you'll get to enjoy the best that Africa has to offer to you and your group privately.
We can accommodate vegetarian guests and we will be happy to assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically recommended diets. Please advise us at the time of booking your daytrip with us. Unfortunately, we’re unable to supply meals in accordance with strict religious requirements. For example, we can’t provide salt-free, Halal, requests for specific dietary supplements such as soya milk, and high protein or low-carb meals.
Oluokos itineraries involve a good blend of driving, walking and enjoying sites from the comfort of your safari vehicle. The activity level and amount of walking can vary, so it is important that you bring adequate footwear to ensure your comfort and safety. Our Experience Designers will advise you appropriately before your daytrip begins.